Delta Phi Alpha (ΔΦΑ), the National German Honor Society (Deutsche Ehrenverbindung), recognizes excellence in the study of German and seeks to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature, and civilization, and to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to humankind's eternal search for peace and truth. Delta Phi Alpha was founded in 1929 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Currently, chapters are active at over 270 colleges and universities in the United States. Stanford University’s chapter, Lambda Mu, was established in 2002.
Students are nominated by Stanford Language Center lecturers and DLCL faculty members based on the criteria below.