Phi Beta Delta Membership

Membership is based on criteria established by the membership committee and approved by the governing board in accordance with the aims of the organization.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

The selection criteria are as follows:

For Domestic Students:

  • Upper level or graduate standing.
  • Completion of a minimum of one semester of study abroad or a summer experience of no less than four weeks in length and approved by Mason Study Abroad, or by significant residency abroad.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence (Minimum Cumulative GPA):
    • Graduate Students — 3.6 GPA
    • Undergraduate Students — 3.4 GPA

For International Students:

  • Upper level or graduate standing.
  • Valid immigration status.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence (Minimum Cumulative GPA):
    • Graduate Students — 3.6 GPA
    • Undergraduate Students — 3.4 GPA

For Faculty and Staff:

  • Nomination by a member in good standing.
  • Demonstrated interest and involvement in international scholarly activities (e.g., Fulbright, research, service or teaching overseas, publications/presentations, significant contribution to campus international educational programs).
  • Willingness to contribute to the activities of the society.

Honorary Membership

The executive committee may name honorary members. Such persons do not need to pay dues or fees.

Benefits for Members:

  • Academic recognition by George Mason University and nationally
  • Special invitations to network with faculty, invited guests, community leaders and business members associated with Mason
  • Mentoring from Mason faculty and staff associated with Phi Beta Delta
  • Leadership opportunities
  • National conferences
  • Occasions to meet international friends and colleagues

Executive Committee

Dr. Patricia Boudinot, Instructor, Geography and Geoinformation Science

Dr. Ann Ludwick, Assistant Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government

Rita Rowand, Manager, Mason Cultural Tours, Global Education Office

Mary Wells, Assistant Director, Office of International Programs and Services