Portuguese Honor Society: Phi Lambda Beta (ΦΛβ)

The Sociedade Honorária de Língua Portuguesa, also known as Phi Lambda Beta, is the Portuguese Collegiate Honor Society of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The society intends to stimulate greater interest in the advanced study of the Portuguese language, and of Portuguese, African, Asian, and Brazilian cultures and literatures; reward outstanding achievement in the field; and strengthen ties between Portuguese college and university faculty members, their students, and the AATSP.

Students are nominated by Stanford Language Center lecturers and DLCL faculty members based on the criteria below.

  • Completion of second-year Portuguese or equivalent 
  • 2 Advanced Language/Culture/Literature Classes  
  • Minimum of 4 relevant classes taken at Stanford
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA in Portuguese courses and cumulative 3.0 GPA 
  • Indication of active and continuing interest in the study of Portuguese and Lusophone Cultures 
  • Junior standing or above

Inducted 2022

  • Claudia Andrea Bobadilla

  • Sheila Cochrane
  • Danielle Cruz
  • Zachary Stoor
  • Octavia Stukey Teitler
Inducted 2022 (Honorary Members)

Honorary: Individuals who have demonstrated through scholarship, teaching and/or service to the profession that they are earnestly interested in the promotion of the Luso-Brazilian Studies.


  • Monica VanBladel
  • Nelson Schumacher Endebo