Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society
University of Fairfax Delta of Virginia Chapter:
Delta Epsilon Tau is the premier national honor society for America’s accredited distance learning institutions. Delta Epsilon Tau only places Chapters in those institutions recognized by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The purpose of the Society is to encourage and recognize superior student academic achievement, character and leadership. The fact that an individual is elected to membership sets her or him apart from other students and clearly demonstrates a serious commitment to distance education and self-study.
DET Gold Key:
To accompany the certificate, each outstanding student also receives our Honorary Delta Epsilon Tau Gold Key. Professionally die-struck, sandblasted and polished, each Gold Key from the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society includes the Greek letters D.E.T., the flaming torch (which represents the light of continuous learning), and two of the finest words in any language — “Integrity” and “Excellence.”
As an added service, each honor student also receives a special congratulatory letter from the President of Delta Epsilon Tau and a narrative about the society. Upon request, outstanding students may also request a letter of reference when seeking employment or other career opportunities.
Recognition Certificate and Honors:
Each outstanding student elected to membership receives a personalized membership certificate. This certificate includes the candidate’s name, distance learning institution, Chapter affiliation, and date of induction. To properly honor this achievement, each certificate also includes the Delta Epsilon Tau Gold Seal of Distinction and Official Crest as seen above.
Selection Process and Criteria:
A selection committee chooses these students based on their academic achievement and generally have marks of “A” or rank at the top of their graduating class.
Once selected, each inductee must sign an honor code and publicity release form. This code documents that the student completed his or her own work and maintained over the minimum qualifying grade point average.
Membership Privileges and Honors:
- National Student Recognition
- Reference Delta Epsilon Tau on all Future Resumes
- Lifetime Membership (no annual dues)
- Letters of Reference (upon request)
- Networking Opportunities with other Delta Epsilon Tau Chapters
- Delta Epsilon Tau Members receive personalized Membership Certificates that profile their institutions and Chapters.
- Each Certificate includes the Delta Epsilon Tau Gold Seal of Distinction.
- Delta Epsilon Tau Members receive the DET Gold Key, Congratulatory Letter, and Honor Society Narrative.