Student Organizations

The Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages offers many opportunities for students and faculty who want to be involved with other languages and cultures outside of the classroom. The language clubs are open to all interested students, regardless of major. The honor societies are nationally recognized and have their own membership criteria.

Language and Culture Clubs

Chinese club
German club
Japanese club
Russian club

Delta Phi Alpha

(The National German Honor Society) - Bowling Green's Epsilon Sigma chapter was founded in 1963.

Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society

(The National Slavic Honor Society) - BGSU's chapter is the Gamma Sigma chapter.

A campus chapter was established at Berkeley on 29 October 1926 to recognize academic excellence among students of Slavic languages and cultures. In 1963, the honor society was founded with the help and encouragement of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. The society recognizes academic excellence in Slavic studies. Since 1963, it has grown steadily in number of chapters and distinguished members.

Applicants to the society must:
  • have an 85% (B+) average in at least two years of coursework in a Slavic language, literature and culture; in the Gamma Sigma chapter this is interpreted to mean at least three years of Russian language study (current course grades may be considered)
  • have a minimum overall GPA of 80% (B)
  • indicate an active and continuing interest in Slavic languages, literatures cultures and/or related fields.

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Beachy, Arielle, 2014

Bertok, Austin, 2013

Bogomolov, Andrei N. (Moscow SU), 2009

Boulton, Brittany A. 2008

Bradford, Elizabeth, 2011

Brady, Demian S., 1992

Brown, Kathren A., 1993

Buckingham, Paul, 1993

Carr, Heather Marie, 1997

Cheravitch, Joseph R. 2008

Craft, Amy L., 1990

Cresswell, Alexandra J., 2009

Crist, Samantha M., 2016

Cuic, Aleksander, 2001

Dewey, Kristin K. 2008

Doyle, Jennifer E., 2015

Dziak-Steinker, Paula J., 1991

Faske, Shane, 2013

Fellows, Kristen M., 2003

Fisher, Heidi L., 1991

Ford, Sarah M., 2009

Francis, Andrew T., 2015

French, Anthony Jr,. 2010

Gerdeman, Stephanie, 2010

Graf, Cynthia A., 1991

Greutman, Abby, 2013

Harbaugh, Joellen S., 1992

Harris, Chad, 2001

Heim, Nicholas, 2000

Kakavas, Alexander, 1994

Kendall, Darrell Kenneth 2005

Kestner, Tricia L., 2003

Klever, Kim M., 1991

Knight, Christine, 1997

Ksenich, Gannon S., 2010

Kukwa, Nicholas Anthony 2005

Landais, Clotilde E., 2001

Langmeier, Andrew S., 2016

Lesher, John Daniel 2006

Macias, Susan A., 2003

McCourtie, Alex E., 2009

Metcalf, Julia C., 2003

Mkhitarian, Vardan, 2003

Mondy, Kyle S., 2009

Morelli, John D., 1994

Mueller, Michelle Marie, 1997

Nowakowski, Chelsea, 2014

Pax, Erica M., 2016

Philip, Jennifer Marie 2005

Pilbeam, Merinda Sue, 1992

Pitman, Nichole R., 1991

PJ-Akpan, Chiamaka, 2015

Polidori, Michael P., 1994

Purdy, Bruce D., 1994

Reiman, Derek, 2011

Richardson, Douglas W., 1998

Rowney, Don K., 1993

Russo, Matthew, 2015

Samsen, Brian D., 2009

Sass, Bridget, 2000

Scherer, Kimberly R., 2003

Sharp, Marianna Christina, 1997

Shllaku, Dzidra 1998

Smiraldo, Steven D., 1998

Smith-Heys, Jennifer J., 1994

Sommer, Jill R., 1991

Stakhanova, Irina G., 1994

Stanich, Theodore J., 1990

Stanton, Jennifer Lee, 1997

Stein, JoAnne 2008

Steinker, Paula J., 1991

Timchenko, Josef Michael 2006

Van Lew, Andrew D., 2015

Vincek, Laura, 1991

Vogelpohl, Danielle M., 1993

Vorholt, Nicholas Edward, 1997

Walker, Rachel M., 2009

Ward, Andrea R., 1991

Wesolowski, Anthony J., 2001

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