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 pbd@gmu.edu

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
  • Leadership opportunities (chapter officer positions)
  • National conferences
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Occasions to meet international friends and colleagues

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.

Executive Committee

President: Dr. Linda Monson Associate Chair and Professor of Music

Vice-President: Dr. Patricia Boudinot Instructor, Geography and Geoinformation Science

Secretary: Marcy Glover, Manager, Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Programs, Office of the Provost

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

Coordinator:Marcy Glover, Manager, Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Programs, Office of the Provosts