UNC Charlotte was invited to join the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society in 1987 as a charter member. The Mu Chapter was established at the first annual conference of the Society held in Long Beach, California in 1987.
The Chapter has conducted annual induction of members every year since 1987.
UNC Charlotte's Mu Chapter has been the recipient of the Phi Beta Delta "Outstanding Chapter Award" three times, in 1995, 2004, and 2010.
Aim and Purpose
Phi Beta Delta has as its purpose the recognition of experience in the areas of international education exchange and/or international scholarship. It also serves as a means for encouraging interdisciplinary interchange and serves as a catalyst for developing a network among faculty, students, and staff involved.
Symbols and Colors
The colors of the society are red and gold, symbolizing the strength of humankind and the energy of the sun from which all cultures draw strength and life. The crest is presented in the colors of the Society.
The globe represents the international perspective of the Society's members. The torch represents the leadership and influence of the Society. The sun represents the energy from which all cultures draw strength.
The book represents the coining and the sharing of knowledge. The shield represents the preservation of academic freedom. The motto - Scientia Mutua Mundi (World's Shared Knowledge) - is inscribed at the base of the crest.