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Oklahoma State University
School of Global Studies and Partnerships

Educating a New Generation of Global Leaders

Phi Beta Delta

Epsilon Upsilon Chapter

Phi Beta Delta LogoPhi Beta Delta is the first honor society dedicated to promoting international understanding and to recognizing individuals who have demonstrated scholarly achievement in international education and exchange. The society was established as a national organization in 1987 and has grown to become an international society with over 135 chapters. Its membership includes distinguished faculty and staff, international students and scholars, and U.S. students. Members display a strong and active international interest and commitment, as well as a desire to promote international and cross-cultural understanding.

The Oklahoma State University Epsilon Upsilon Chapter was chartered in December 2003. Its mission is to serve as a means of encouraging interdisciplinary international programming and promote the exchange of ideas and information among a network of faculty, staff, and students involved in international endeavors.

The society uses Greek to express its core values:

Phi (philomatheia) - love of knowledge

Beta (biotremmonia) - valuing of human life

Delta (diapheren) - achieving excellence


Phi Beta Delta’s colors are red and gold.

  • Red symbolizes the strength and diversity of humankind.
  • Gold is a symbol for the sun from which all people and cultures draw strength and life

Important Links

OSU Phi Beta Delta Bylaws

National Phi Beta Delta website:

Group Photo of PBD Members
Phi Beta Delta Epsilon Upsilon Chapter

Phi Beta Delta Goals

  • To recognize the scholarly achievement of international students and scholars who have studied abroad, as well as faculty and staff who are involved in international activities
  • To develop international programming
  • To provide a network of faculty, staff, and students on each campus who are involved in international endeavors and to extend this network to thousands of members in chapters throughout the world

Phi Beta Delta's Role On Campus 

  • To develop an international perspective
  • To promote scholarship and awards
  • To increase understanding of the international dimension on campus

Benefits of Phi Beta Delta

  • Recognition of academic excellence
  • Awards and scholarships
  • Contacts among members
  • Support for international educational exchange


All prospective members must be nominated by a current Phi Beta Delta member. For a list of all local PBD members, click here

Criteria for Faculty & Staff 

  • Distinguished academic faculty and staff who have been involved in recognized international endeavors such as teaching, conducting research, participating in projects abroad, participating in exchange programs, leading study abroad programs, or providing services to international students and scholars

Faculty and Staff Nomination Portal

Criteria for Students

  • U.S., international, and permanent resident students who have completed at least two semesters of Oklahoma State University enrollment as a junior, senior or graduate student
  • Students who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement: 3.5 GPA for graduate students and top 20% of class for upper division undergraduates (Dean’s Honor Roll)
  • Students who have been actively involved in promoting international understanding at Oklahoma State University, or in other settings
  • Students who have either conducted study, research, internship or volunteerism abroad or had relevant international experience

Student Nomination Portal

Annual Dues

     National Initiation Fee       National Dues      Local Chapter Dues     Total  
  First Year   $25 $15 $10 $50
  Renewal    -- $15 $10 $25


The annual induction ceremony is held in Fall, usually in November during International Education Week. To be considered for membership, please complete the appropriate nomination form and submit to:

Dr. Jeff Simpson, Coordinator
Phi Beta Delta • Epsilon Upsilon Chapter
242 Student Union
Stillwater, OK 74078
Tel: 405-744-8569
Fax: 405-744-5667

For additional information, please contact Dr. Simpson, or visit the national Phi Beta Delta website at

Phi Beta Delta Epsilon Upsilon Chapter 2018-19 Board


Jami Fullerton, Ph.D.

Professor & Welch Endowed Chair, Media and Strategic Communications
Director, School of Global Studies and Partnerships Academic Programs
204 Wes Watkins Center

Vice President

Greg Clare, Ph.D.

Associate Profession, Department of Design, Housing, and Merchandising
431 Human Sciences

Past President

Paulette Hebert, Ph.D.

Professor & Humphreys Endowed Chair, Design, Housing and Merchandising
434B Human Sciences


Nani Pybus, Ph.D.

Proposal Development Specialist, VPRTT
206 Whitehurst

Treasurer and ISS Representative

Tim Huff

Manager, International Students and Scholars
250 Student Union

International Student Representative

Tong Wu

Graduate student, Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

U.S. Student Representative

Brooke Richardson

Graduate student, M.S., Global Studies

Chapter Coordinator

Jeff Simpson, Ph.D.

Study Abroad/NSE Director
242 Student Union