Phi Beta Delta Mu Chapter: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Brief History

The Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte was invited to join the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society in 1987 as a charter member. The Mu Chapter was established at the first annual conference of the Society held in Long Beach, California in 1987.

The Chapter has conducted annual induction of members every year since 1987.

UNC Charlotte’s Mu Chapter has been the recipient of the Phi Beta Delta “Outstanding Chapter Award” four times, in 1995, 2004, 2010 and 2022.

Aim and Purpose

Phi Beta Delta has as its purpose the recognition of experience in the areas of international education exchange and/or international scholarship. It also serves as a means for encouraging interdisciplinary interchange and serves as a catalyst for developing a network among faculty, students, and staff involved.

Symbols and Colors

The colors of the society are red and gold, symbolizing the strength of humankind and the energy of the sun from which all cultures draw strength and life. The crest is presented in the colors of the Society.

The globe represents the international perspective of the Society’s members. The torch represents the leadership and influence of the Society. The sun represents the energy from which all cultures draw strength.

The book represents the coining and the sharing of knowledge. The shield represents the preservation of academic freedom. The motto – Scientia Mutua Mundi (World’s Shared Knowledge) – is inscribed at the base of the crest.


Bylaws of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars

Related Links

Phi Beta Delta Official Website

Mu chapter wins national award

The Mu chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars, under the auspices of the Office of International Programs, received the Eileen Evans Outstanding Chapter Award which recognizes the chapter’s outstanding programming to promote international education and outstanding service to the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society. The Mu Chapter board, led by Erik Byker, Ph.D., and coordinated by Joe Hoff, Ph.D., in International Programs, has created a variety of programming during International Education Week and throughout the academic year supporting international education, including a “Digital Mixer” for globally focused student clubs; TedX Craver Road, highlighting the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and the SDG club which works to integrate the SDGs into daily lives; and the Global Perspective Series highlighting faculty efforts to internationalize their courses. Furthermore, the Mu Chapter has been strongly represented as presenters at the national PBD conferences.

Global Perspective Series

Singing Across Borders

Ginger Wyrick, Director

The Charlotteans Women’s Chorus, Department of Music

Wednesday, April 17th, 12 noon – 1 pm, CHHS 128


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