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French Extracurricular Activities

French Club

The French Club is a student-run organization at the University of Pittsburgh dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of French and francophone cultures around the world.

The French Club organizes film series, lectures, parties and community outreach events. Recent events include Carnival at the Frick School in Oakland, café causerie, Nationality Rooms Holiday open house, and the International Fair.




For more information concerning the French club please e-mail Ameeta Schmitt.

Pi Delta Phi national French Honor Society

In 2002, the Nu Delta Chapter of the Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society was established at the University of Pittsburgh. Pi Delta Phi was founded as a departmental honor society at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1906.

After 20 years as a local chapter, Pi Delta Phi declared itself the National French Honor Society and chartered the Beta Chapter at the University of Southern California in 1925.

At the present time, the Society numbers more than 325 chapters established at representative public and private colleges and universities in almost every state, as well as chapters in Paris and Aixen-Provence.

Purpose of Society

  • To recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literatures;
  • To increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world; and
  • To stimulate and encourage 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 and rank in the top 35 percent of their class. Graduate students who are candidates for an advanced degree in French are eligible for regular membership.

Pitt students who are eligible for nomination will be contacted during their Senior year. An induction ceremony is held at the end of the spring semester.

For more information please contact Monika Losagio at (412) 624-5220.