FACTS ABOUT PHI BETA DELTA


HISTORY
Phi Beta Delta, founded at California State University Long Beach in 1986 (Alpha Chapter), now has over 160 chapters and over 5,000 members. It is the first national honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. The Beta Chapter at California State University Fullerton was founded in April 1987. We are proud to say that we have inducted more than 1,000 members since our first founding meeting, and that we are one of the most active and awarded chapters.

BENEFITS OF BEING A PBD MEMBER

Recognition of your internationally-focused achievements and study abroad activity
Participation in international activities on campus (forums, panels, lectures, etc.)
Networking with other students & faculty involved in international endeavors for sharing ideas & experiences
Scholarship and award opportunities ($ awards for both CSUF international and domestic students)
Distinction to your resume of joining an Honor Society

WHAT DOES PBD DO?
Phi Beta Delta sponsors academic events each year, such as:

lecture series
receptions for visiting scholars
international film screenings
awards banquets
cross-cultural communication workshops
and more
But Phi Beta Delta also enjoys having fun! So PBD members enjoy activities such as informal coffee socializing hours, international food potlucks, and our popular “international dessert table” event each semester.

HOW OFTEN ARE PBD EVENTS?
Our chapter typically organizes 3 events per semester:

FALL: Dessert Table (Sept)
Induction Program & Ceremony (Oct)
International Education Week event (Nov)
SPRING: Dessert Table (Feb)
Induction Program & Ceremony (Mar)
Spring event (Apr)

WHAT IF YOU’RE GRADUATING?
Your membership into Phi Beta Delta is life-long.  Your induction fee gives you active-member benefits for a year, so even if you’re graduating, you can still participate with us.  And if you’re pursuing further study at another university, there are 160+ chapters of PBD nationwide.

PBD BEYOND CSUF
Phi Beta Delta is not just a local CSUF club, but part of a network of chapters nationwide.   PBD’s national headquarters are in Washington, D.C., which sponsors national conferences and $ awards every year.  The PBD national website is: http://www.phibetadelta.org

GREEK LETTERS

Φ    Phi = Love of knowledge
Β    Beta = Valuing of human life
Δ    Delta = Achieving excellence

COLORS & MOTTO
The colors of the Society are red and gold, symbolizing the strength of humankind and the energy of the sun from which all people and cultures draw strength and life.   Phi Beta Delta’s motto is
“Scientia Mutua Mundi”…Latin for “World’s Shared Knowledge.”

This PBD page is provided courtesy of the Office of International Programs at Cal State Fullerton.
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