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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Student Organizations

Alpha Mu Gamma (Modern Language Honor Society)

Alpha Mu Gamma is a national collegiate honor society for students majoring or minoring in world languages. It was established in 1931. Minnesota State’s Beta Zeta chapter was established in 1961. The purposes of the Society are to recognize achievement in foreign language study; nurture an interest in the study of foreign languages; stimulate a desire for linguistic attainment; and to foster sympathetic understanding of other peoples through the medium of languages. Membership is generally offered to students who have a 3.0 GPA and who have earned two A’s in one foreign language. Students may be admitted at any stage in their college career.

Pi Delta Phi (French Honorary Society)

Pi Delta Phi was founded as a departmental honor society at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1906. The Mankato chapter, NU ALPHA, was installed on November 9, 2001. This honor society recognizes outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literature, increases the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and stimulates and encourages French and francophone cultural activities. Regular members include graduate and undergraduate students who shall be nominated in recognition of their academic achievement in at least one semester or quarter of upper division French, with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in French. Graduate students who are candidates for an advanced degree in French are eligible for regular membership. Dues for regular members are $35.00. Each member receives the official key, a certificate and a card indicating life membership in the organization. Students wear a red, white, and blue honor cord at graduation.

To order a graduation honor cord or for more information about MSU's chapter please contact President Zachary Zoet or the advisor Evan Bibbee.

German Club

The purpose of this club is to give members opportunities to converse in German and to develop an understanding of the German culture. The club is a non-profit organization. The club is independent of all other organizations.

French Club

To foster a better understanding of French culture and language through extra-curricular cultural activities.

Scandinavian Club

We are an active organization/club in Mankato, MN through Minnesota State University, with planned cultural events to further our Scandinavian/Nordic heritage and culture – concerts, films, activities and gatherings. We represent Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. Membership in this organization is open to all students interested in Scandinavia or affiliated with Scandinavia.

Spanish Club

Immerse yourself in the exuberant cultures of Spanish speaking countries through a variety of events and activities - join Spanish Club!

Purpose: To encourage socializing among students of the Spanish language, to provide a chance to practice speech skills, to organize and attend cultural events of interest to the students, and to promote informational exchange between the students.