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Honors, Scholarships, and Awards
- Nelson A. Guertin Memorial Award (French)
- Nelson A. Guertin Memorial Award (Spanish)
- Prémio Em Estudos Portugueses Award
- Tegu Polyglot Award
Phi Sigma Iota
The Beta Gamma chapter of the International Foreign Language Honor Society was chartered at Rhode Island College in 1982. It recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of any of the academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture. These fields include not only modern foreign language, but also classics, linguistics, philology, comparative literature, bilingual education, second language acquisition, and other interdisciplinary programs with a significant foreign language component. Phi Sigma Iota is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. The student must have completed 45 semester hours or its equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and another 3.0 GPA in the major/minor. There are approximately 250 chapters of Phi Sigma Iota at institutions of higher learning in the United States, Mexico, and France. For more information please contact RIC's chapter advisor, Dr. M. Margenot.