Phi sigma iota language society


We, the faculty of LLL, invite outstanding students in our department to join the international foreign language honor society Phi Sigma Iota. Phi Sigma Iota is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. The Honor Society recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of any of the academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture. These fields include not only modern foreign languages, but also Classics, Linguistics, Philology, Comparative Literature, Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition and other interdisciplinary programs with a significant foreign language component. Phi Sigma Iota promotes the principles of dedication, enthusiasm, and initiative at both the graduate and undergraduate level by encouraging leadership opportunities in Chapter development and scholarship awards. The importance of continuing linguistic development is emphasized in our programs, publications, member services, and community connections. For more information about Phi Sigma Iota, please visit their website

In order to join, you must first meet the membership criteria listed below. Next, you must complete the membership form; this form is designed to be completed on the computer but must be printed out for your signature. Finally, you must return the form along with a check for $40 for dues to Dr. Melanie D’Amico.  Applications are due April 11th. All new members of Phi Sigma Iota are recognized at our Honors Reception in the Spring. Application form available here


Membership criteria

 Undergraduate or graduate-level students are eligible for induction if they are

 a) majoring or minoring in the LLL Department or are a graduate student in the department

 b) hold at least junior status

 c) have at least a 3.0 grade point average in both their entire college course of study and in the aggregate of all courses in foreign languages

d) have completed at least one course in a foreign language at the fifth semester (300) level or beyond

f) be enrolled in the current regular academic session


Membership Application

Download the application form here.
Please note this form is designed to be completed on the computer but must be printed out for your signature.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. D’Amico at or ext. 2356.