Nu Psi members

Pi Delta Phi is the National French Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities in the United States. The highest academic honor in the field of French and the oldest academic honor society for a modern foreign language in the United States, Pi Delta Phi was founded as a departmental honor society at the University of California at Berkeley in 1906.

Cornell College’s own chapter of the society, Nu Psi, was established in 2006.

The purpose of the Society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and Francophone literatures, to increase knowledge and appreciation for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and to stimulate and encourage French and francophone cultural activities.

To qualify for membership, a student must meet the following criteria:  1) successful completion of one French course taught in French at or above the 300-level 2) 3.0 GPA overall 3) 3.0 GPA in 300-level French classes 4) GPA rank in the upper 35% of their class and 5) sophomore status.

Students who qualify for membership are invited to join Cornell College’s Nu Psi chapter by the French Department each spring semester. A formal induction ceremony takes place each year on campus.

Members of the French National Honor Society are eligible for Pi Delta Phi study abroad scholarships. For more information, please visit the Pi Delta Phi National website.  

Questions? Please contact Professor Devan Baty:  dbaty@cornellcollege.edu