Languages and Cultures
West Chester University
Dr. Jerome Williams
109 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Foreign language is the key to unlocking doors to other literatures and cultures.
Alte vestiga oculis (search with eyes aloft)
-Virgil, Aeneid, Book VI
Applications for Alpha Mu Gamma (Zeta Rho chapter) membership are now available in the Department
office at 109 Main Hall (download here), and will be due by February 28, 2013.
Applications for initiation into Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Language Honor Society)
are now being accepted!
Please PRINT out and complete the application found here, or pick up an application from the door of Main 150. Bring your completed application to Dr. Alice Speh in MAIN 150 no later than 12 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013. DO NOT BRING YOUR APPLICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES & CULTURES.
No application fee is required at this time; the funds will be requested after you are accepted as a candidate for initiation. Initiation will take place during April. Notifications on acceptance for membership will be issued in March.
For more information, please contact Dr. Alice Speh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Outstanding students should apply for membership in the Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society. AMG is a national organization, based at Los Angeles City College, that recognizes distinguished study in foreign languages, and in English as a Second Language for students who speak English as a foreign language. The benefits of AMG membership are many. Members are eligible for several scholarships supporting study abroad. Moreover, AMG membership is an excellent addition to a graduate's resume, as it is recognized by federal employers and the military as a sign of achievement. Certain employers even award raises in pay grade for AMG membership.
The annual deadline is in February each year. There is a one-time initiation fee of $35 (sometimes waived), and candidates may also purchase an AMG key or pin, and graduation cords for an extra fee. Once candidates are accepted for membership, these fees will be payable in the Sykes SSI office. We hold a lovely initiation ceremony each year in April which features a guest speaker with a record of service in international affairs. Candidates may invite friends and families to the event, and it has been quite festive in previous years. AMG has additional interesting group activities and get togethers throughout the year.
You can learn more about Alpha Mu Gamma at: