Delta Phi Alpha Honorary

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Delta Phi Alpha, the national honorary for students in German, honors academic excellence and commitment to the culture of the German-speaking world. Miami's Beta Kappa chapter, founded in 1935, inducts members regularly. It sponsors field trips, films, talks, and other activities in collaboration with the German section of the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures.

For further information see Dr. John M. Jeep, faculty advisor.

Chapter Activities

The Beta Kappa Chapter enjoys a wide variety of activities, including Oktoberfests, sleepovers, and Ausflüge. Past excursions have been to the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the Oktoberfest der Donauschwaben in Colerain, and partnering with the German Language Floor in Wells Hall with various activities.

Du möchtest also Mitglied werden?

The members of the Beta Kappa chapter would be happy to have you join us. Delta Phi Alpha is open to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Sophomore standing or above
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum German GPA of 3.25
  • Completion of, or enrollment in, at least three hours at or above the 300 level
  • Continuing interest in the German language, literature, and culture

Local membership status is available to students who do not yet meet the national requirements. If you have questions about the organization, our activities, or membership, please speak to a current member or to Dr. Jeep.

  1. Fill out the online application to start the membership application process.
  2. You will need to have a copy of your current DARS report to attach to the online application.
  3. A membership fee of $40 will be required ($25 national + $15 local) if accepted in DPA.
  4. Attend Delta Phi Alpha meetings and events, meet new people, speak German, and have fun!

2021 Group Photo
October 2021: Dr. John Jeep, Brett Novits, and Jake Selent


Delta Phi Alpha 2019 Fall Group Portrait
Fall 2019: George Beverly, John M. Jeep, Alice Holtzclaw, Jake Selent, Charlie Spieser, David Siebenhar at initiation of two newest members

Delta Phi Alpha Mitglieder

Dr. John M. Jeep, Professor

George Beverley
Alice Holtzclaw
Brett Novits
Jake Selent

Kori Austera
Danyelle Barton
Jake Besanceney
Brad Bynane
Travis Collins
Deborah Cornett
Miranda Couch
Steven Darnell
Clark Daugherty
Ben Fithian
Andrew Forrester
Michelle Ensch
Roberta Estus
Julia Hahn
Neal Hawkins
Jack Henne
Aaron Herschberger
James Hollis
Erin Magrino
Alyssa Malpede
Kyra Masuga
Sarah McClure
Janie Moore
Marissa Murrer
Ryan Pettit
Kevin Resor
Daniel Richardson
Stacy Skrinak
Charlie Spieser
Timothy J. Struve
Allison Van Twisk
Chris Weis
Dan Witkowski
Thomas Yarcusko
Jay Yeager
Oliver Zoellner

Mr. Paul Back
Dr. Peter Carels
Mr. David Siebenhar

Associate Mitglieder
Mr. Daniel Meyers
(Epsilon Psi Chapter)