Active since its inception in 1984, the Kappa Alpha Chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the national modern language honor society at Alma College, identifies students of Spanish, French and German who exhibit superior talent in second language learning.
This honorary society seeks:
- to recognize achievement in the area of second language study on the Alma College campus;
- to stimulate and encourage the study of second languages, literatures, and cultures;
- to foster international friendship through sympathetic understanding of other people
National membership is open to students in Spanish, French, or German who have accomplished at least three university or college level second languages courses within a single language, with the grade of "A" (4.0) in two such courses and a grade of "B" (3.0) or higher in one course beyond the Introductory 111 level.
Associate membership is available to students of Spanish, French, or German, who present at least one university or college class beyond the Introductory 111 level with a grade of "B" (3.0) or higher.
Candidates for membership must also have attained a minimum of average of "B" (3.0) in all completed university of college courses other than the second language courses described above.
An aspirant who hails from a non-English speaking country may submit secondary-school work from that native country, and a minimum of one semester of completed general university or college work in the United States. This university or college experience must bear an average of "C" (2.0) or better.
Recent activities of the Kappa Alpha Chapter have included: publishing a cookbook of selected non-American dishes; travel to Frankenmuth to enjoy the German heritage of that city; various activities to support National Foreign Language Week; participation in the Multi-cultural Day celebration; co-hosting a college-wide festival featuring ethnic food, music, and dances.