Department of Modern Languages

Student Organizations

On this page:


Arabic Club

The Arabic Club has been formed to bring awareness to the Arabic language, enhance reading, writing, and speaking in the Arabic language on campus and throughout the community. Join us to discover different cultures and dialects of the Arabic world. Stop by for some Arabic coffee, Baklava, Hummus... or join us for a night of Arabic movie (with English subtitles!) and more! Open to everyone. 

Faculty Advisor: Professor Joshua Mabra,


Arabic Club on Facebook

Chinese Club

大家好! The Chinese Club (中文俱乐部)is for students who are interested in learning more about Chinese culture and language. We also welcome Chinese students to join us as well. For more information about our events please email our treasurer Lina Lin.

Faculty Advisor: Haili Du


French Club

Formed in 1999, the Wright State French Club sponsors the twice-a-month "café français," where students, professors and native speakers enjoy a stimulating hour of conversation in French; a "soirée française" at a local French restaurant, and screenings of French films. In addition, the French Club helps organize the annual French Immersion Day in November.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Pascale Abadie


French Club on Facebook

German Club

German Club is a gathering of students of German and other German-speaking individuals. Get together with classmates, faculty, and others for an informal conversation in German. All students are invited to join the German Club.

What can the German Club do for YOU?

  • Practice your German
  • View German films and read magazines.
  • Receive free tutoring
  • Listen to popular German songs
  • Participate in excursions to German-related sites
  • Field Trips
  • Enjoy German foods and drinks

For times and dates of the Germanic Studies Association (German Club), contact the club officers.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Elfe Dona and Dr. Renate Sturdevant


German Club on Facebook

Japanese Club

こにちは! We're a group of students interested in promoting Japanese literacy and study of Japanese culture, history, and impact on the world. Open to everyone: no Japanese language skill is required!

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kathryn Meyer


Japanese Club on Facebook

Spanish Club

The Wright State University Club is a campus organization strongly dedicated to promoting the Spanish language and culture. Each semester the club holds several activities such as movie nights, Scrabble night, mesas de conversación (conversation tables) and lectures dealing with the Hispanic culture. These events are organized by club officers and are overseen by our faculty advisors, Profesora Maria Astudillo, and Profesora Michelle Cipriano. Wright State students are able to participate in all club activities, assist in the planning of future events and run for available officer positions. If you are interested in being a member and would like to receive future activity information, please join us through our Engage page.

Faculty Advisors: Profesoras Maria Astudillo and Michelle Cipriano


Spanish Club on Facebook

Honor Societies


Pi Delta Phi, Theta Epsilon Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kirsten Halling

Students who have completed at least one upper -division course in French, whose overall GPA is 3.0 or above, and whose GPA for all courses completed in French is at least a 3.0, are invited to join the WSU chapter of the national French honor society, Pi Delta Phi. The society recognizes outstanding academic work in French studies and a commitment to French and Francophone language, literature and cultures. A formal initiation ceremony is held once a year, and the society occasionally sponsors other activities.


Delta Phi Alpha, Theta Iota Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elfe Dona

Interested in being a member of one of the most selective Honor Societies? Join the Nationale Deutsche Ehrenverbindung (National German Honor Society), Delta Phi Alpha! Delta Phi Alpha seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature, and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to man’s eternal search for peace and truth. Requirements include: a minimum of two years of college or university German or their equivalent; a minimum GPA of 3.3 or its equivalent in German courses; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or its equivalent; and an indication of continued interest in the study of German language and literature.


Sigma Delta Pi
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Dorothy Alvarez

Minimum requirements for membership: At least three years of college-level Spanish (18 sh), including at least one three-credit hour class in Hispanic Literature or Hispanic culture and civilization; a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all Spanish courses taken; a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Students who meet these requirements and who are recommended by the department faculty will be invited to be a member of Sigma Delta Pi.


Take the Next Step

Finding the right college means finding the right fit. See all that the College of Liberal Arts has to offer by visiting campus.