Student Organizations

Pi Delta Phi

The Department's students also run a dynamic extra-curricular French club. Pi Delta Phi is a national honorary society for students in French, and Miami is proud to host one of the most active chapters in the country. Run entirely by undergraduates with the assistance of a faculty liaison, Professor Michel Pactat, Pi Delta Phi regularly organizes a wide variety of activities for students interested in discovering more about the French-speaking world and French culture in the United States. Events in recent semesters have included trips to restaurants, art exhibitions, plays, and films in the Cincinnati area. There have also been numerous on-campus activities such as crêpe-making, African drumming workshops, Caribbean dinners, and student-faculty volleyball. For information on events planned for the current academic year, send an email to the faculty liaison, Professor Michel Pactat.

To be eligible for Pi Delta Phi membership, students must meet the following criteria:

  • a 2.8 cumulative GPA
  • a 3.0 GPA in French courses
  • Students must be currently enrolled in, or have taken at least one course in French at or above the 300 level.
  • Pay the full national membership fee of $40 (for the first year). For each subsequent year of membership, the fee is $25.

Students interested in becoming a member of Pi Delta Phi should contact Professor Michel Pactat. For membership, please apply online using the online application form. Upon notification from the faculty advisor of acceptance, you will need to pay your membership fee at the Department office, located in 207 Irvin Hall. For more information about the benefits of membership, please consult the Pi Delta Phi web site.

Gamma Kappa Alpha

National Italian Honor Society.

Phi Beta Kappa

Classics National Honor Society, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States.

AIESEC

AIESEC (pronounced eye-sek) is the International Association of Students in Economics and Business. AIESEC operates an international job exchange, which annually matches 5,000 businesses and students worldwide. The organization is totally student run, from the international headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, to the local committee here at Miami. Membership in AIESEC is through an interview selection process and successful completion of a training program. For more information, stop by their office at 15 Laws Hall, call 513-529-2843, or send an email.

French Table

Join us weekly at French table for bread, cheese and a generous course of French conversation. French table will be led this semester by Prof. Korta and graduate student Franklin Dargo. Are you interested in travel, cuisine, film, fashion, politics, philosophy? Each week we will encourage suggestions from student participants to prepare and direct our conversations. All levels are welcome. 

Italian Caffè

Weekly afternoon get togethers offer a casual setting where students can practice language skills and meet with other speakers at all levels, from beginners to faculty and foreign visitors. Both locations below take cash, credit cards, and MUlaa cards. Please feel free to stop by either or both days.

Every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00, students, faculty, and guests are encouraged to meet at Haines Food Court in the Shriver Center.

Every Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, students, faculty, and guests are encouraged to meet at King Cafe.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Andrea Righi.

Italian Club

For more information about the Italian Club, contact Dr. Andrea Righi.