Texas Eta Iota Chapter

  • Delta Epsilon Phi (DEP), the national German Honor Society for High School Students of German was founded at Coral Gables High School (FL) in 1968 by Käthe Wilson.
  • Only accredited public and private senior high schools are eligible to have chapters. Chapter sponsor must be a German teacher and a member of AATG. Sponsors from accredited high schools shall apply to AATG for a Chapter Charter by mailing or faxing a chapter charter request on official school stationery (there is no application form) to (856) 795-9398 after completing online order for a Chapter Charter.



  • To be eligible, a student must have completed three semesters of German. The student must have attained an average of 3.6 in German and a 3.0 general average in these three semesters, on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must be upstanding Bishop Lynch High School students and complete their application for admission into the Delta Epsilon Phi
  • Accepted members must pay annual dues of $10 for non-seniors and $15 for seniors.


Maintaining Eligibility

  • Two consecutive marking periods below 3.0 results in removal from DEP
  • Two consecutive marking periods in German below 3.6 results in removal
  • Completion of all BLHS graduation requirements
  • 5 hours service per year (non-completion results in 0 for year)
  • No major infractions of civil laws or school procedures and rules
  • Cheating
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Excessive Tardiness to school and/ or class
  • Truancy issues (class/school)


Expectations of Members

  • Active involvement within DEP
  • Attending meetings regularly
  • Completion of 5 hours/year of German community service before graduation (i.e. After German, website help, classroom help, usw…)
  • To acknowledge that, to be able to learn German is a privilege and choice of interest to ones academic enlightenment
  • To respect ones knowledge of German language and culture
  • To properly expand the understanding of German language and culture to others




Beth Burau, German Teacher
Phone: 214.324.3607 ext 370

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