Membership

Individuals who have demonstrated scholarly achievement in the international area are eligible to be nominated for membership in Phi Beta Delta. There are three categories of members:

  • International Students
    1. Upper division (60 hrs) or graduate standing
    2. Minimum of one year residence at Virginia Tech
    3. Demonstrated academic excellence: Graduate Students (QCA 3.6), Undergraduate Students (QCA 3.2)
  • U.S. Students
    1. Upper division or graduate standing
    2. Completion of a minimum of one semester of study abroad or a summer experience of approximately five weeks and approved by Virginia Tech's Director of International Exchange Programs
    3. Demonstrated academic excellence: Graduate Students (QCA 3.6), Undergraduate Students (QCA 3.2)
  • Faculty and Staff
    1. Nomination by two members in good standing.
    2. Demonstrated interest and involvement in international scholarly activities (e.g. Fulbright, research, service or teaching overseas, publications/presentations, significant contribution to campus international education programs).

Benefits of membership

The most significant benefits are the recognition for scholarly achievement in the international area and the networking of individuals involved in international endeavors. In addition to participation in campus programs, members belong to a national organization which holds an annual conference, publishes a bi-annual newsletter, annual scholarly journal, and awards several national scholarships to outstanding members. Members receive a decorative bronze Phi Beta Delta Medallion and a membership certificate during their campus initiation ceremony.

Membership Dues

New Members:

Induction Fees: $35.00 (includes the bronze medallion and induction ceremony)
Chapter Fees:  $25.00
National Dues: $15.00
Total: $75.00 (total first time fees for faculty, staff, and student membership)

Continuing Members:
Chapter Fees:  $25.00
National Dues: $15.00
Total: $40.00

Applications

To apply for membership of Phi Beta Delta, download the appropriate form below:

  1. Student Application Form
  2. Staff/Faculty Application Form

Submit your completed application form, along with a check for your dues and induction fees, to:

Phi Beta Delta
Attention: Betty Watts

International Affairs Offices

526 Prices Fork Road (0378)

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Make checks payable to Gamma Omega Chapter, Phi Beta Delta.

 
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