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Phi Delta Lambda

Phi Delta Lambda is the international undergraduate academic honor society for university and college graduates in the Church of the Nazarene.

Northwest Nazarene University's Delta Chapter was founded in 1940 and currently boasts over 1,700 members worldwide. Membership in the society is determined by an annual vote of the faculty. The top 15 percent of each graduating class receives a membership invitation as a result of their demonstration of academic excellence, campus leadership, and responsible Christian living across their college careers. Newly confirmed members are recognized annually at an induction banquet during commencement weekend.

The Greek letters Phi, Delta, and Lambda correspond to the society's commitments to:

  • the love of wisdom (philosophia)
  • the pursuit of righteousness (dikaiosune)
  • service to God and others (latreia)