Students Clubs and Honor Societies
Modern Languages has three kinds of student organizations for the languages it offers. There are language tables, language clubs, and there are national honor societies. Language tables gather at regular intervals to provide conversation practice among learners and with native speakers.
There are language clubs for all languages. These have officers and offer social and cultural activities such as game nights, mystery nights, potlucks, cooking events, movie nights, field trips, dance lessons, tea ceremonies, calligraphy lessons, service opportunities – a huge variety of fun events unique to the cultures of the target languages.
Finally, the invitation to membership in national honor societies recognizes the academic achievement of our language learners. The department has three such national honor societies – for French, German and Spanish.
Delta Phi Alpha
Delta Phi Alpha is a national honor society for students of German. Membership is by invitation and is based on scholarly achievement in the student's German courses and in the remainder of his or her coursework. The Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Delta Phi Alpha was founded at Western Kentucky University 1964.
The Spanish Club is open to any Western Kentucky University student interested in the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. The club provides several social opportunities in which students can practice speaking Spanish, such as fiestas and cultural dance lessons. It also provides opportunities to interact with the local Hispanic community.
Weekly, many members hone their language skills and help the community by teaching English as a Second language classes. In addition, the Spanish Club is highly involved with community service activities targeted at the Hispanic community, such as item drives for needy families, health clinics, and assisting local Hispanic organizations.
The Spanish Club also encourages cultural understanding and educates its members and others through cultural activities and by participating in Bowling Green's annual International Festival downtown.
The Spanish Club is looking for students interested in becoming a member of the Club. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a very active student Club and practice your Spanish skills. Anybody that is interested contact the Department of Modern Languages for more details.
International Club mission is to provide support services for international students at Western Kentucky University. To enrich the WKU campus and Bowling Green community with international diversity by organizing, conducting, and participating in educational, cultural activities and programs that provide multicultural understanding .