Association of College Honor Societies


Phi Beta Delta

International Scholars

Admitted to ACHS: 2013

No of Active Chapters: 78

No of Alumni Chapters/Clubs: 1

Total Membership: 6025

Annual/current Membership: 1020

Number of Regions: 5

Publications: International Research and Review: Journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, Medallion Newsletter, Medallion E-Newsletter

PURPOSE: Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education.


  • to recognize the scholarly achievement of international students and scholars, U.S. students who have studies abroad, and faculty and staff who are involved in international activities;
  • to advance the development of academic based international programming;
  • and to cultivate a network on each campus for faculty, staff, and international students involved in international endeavors.

ELIGIBILITY: Criteria for eligibility of election to membership by an institutional chapter shall be determined by that chapter and with the provision that undergraduate student members must have achieved a minimum 3.2 grade point average (GPA) and rank in the top 20% of their class; graduate students must have achieved a GPA of 3.5. For schools that use a different grade point average system, the school must verify that their candidates for Phi Beta Delta meet a GPA standard equivalent to that specified in this Section.


  • Awarding scholarships to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Publishing the peer reviewed journal International Research and Review and proceedings.
  • Hosting an annual conference on international education and scholarship.
  • Issuing the e-Newsletter and Medallion on a regular basis.
  • Having local chapters host an induction ceremony at least once a year.
  • Having local chapters host a variety of events and activities.
  • Promoting global awareness and civic engagement initiatives.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Dr. Amy Leh, Executive Director & CEO, California State University, San Bernadino, AD 148 & 150, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernadino, CA 92407

Tel: (909) 537-5018  

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]  

Updated: 10/18/2018