Alpha Mu Gamma initiates

International Education

Phi Beta Delta

The honor society dedicated to the support and advancement of international scholarship.

Judy Smrha

Faculty Advisor & Chapter Coordinator

Mabee 303

Phi Beta Delta

Phi Beta Delta is an honor society dedicated to the support and advancement of international scholarship in all its forms within institutions of higher education in the United States and around the world; more simply stated, it is an honor society that focuses on international education and exchange. The mission of Phi Beta Delta is to be the premier on-campus organization for recognizing, promoting, and supporting excellence in international scholarship and educational opportunities. Baker’s chapter, Delta Pi, was founded on March 29, 1999, by 19 students and 21 Baker faculty and staff.

Phi Beta Delta honors students, faculty, and staff who have excelled in international education, studied abroad, or focused on international issues during their time at Baker. Members work to promote international education and encourage others to take advantage of opportunities to see and learn about other cultures.

Members also have the honor of selecting the winners of the Milan-Harris Award for Promoting Diversity and the Eliot S. Berkley Prize in International Studies. New members are inducted into Phi Beta Delta each November.

PBD Membership Applications
Due: Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Student Application

Faculty & Staff Application

Milan-Harris Award for Promoting Diversity

This award is given to a current Baker University student who meets the following criteria:

  • Has completed at least 45 hours at Baker, at least 30 hours for transfer students
  • Has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • Can show evidence of participation in service activities that promote and enhance diversity within Baker or its regional communities or both

The award comes with a $500 cash prize, which is funded by the Milan-Harrris Award endowed fund. The purpose of the award is to recognize a current Baker University student who has followed in the footsteps of professors Jesse Milan and Emmanuel Harris by actively promoting and enhancing the diversity and inclusion experience at Baker or its regional communities or both.