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Phi Beta Delta

Phi Beta Delta is the first U.S. honor society dedicated to recognizing individuals who have demonstrated scholarly achievement in the areas of international education and exchange. The Society was founded at California State University, Long Beach in 1986 and was established as a national organization with 38 chartered chapters in 1987. As of March 2021, 206 chapters have been chartered.

Phi Beta Delta serves as a vehicle for the development of international academic-based programs by increasing the recognition, credibility, and importance of the international experience. It also strives to develop a campus network of students and faculty involved in international endeavors.

Since July 2011, the Headquarters of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars have been located at CSUSB.

Membership in Phi Beta Delta, Gamma Lambda Chapter is open to CSUSB students, faculty and staff who demonstrate a strong international orientation through studies, research and scholarly activities. 

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Phi Beta Delta 2018 Induction