The National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society
Foreign language is the key to unlocking doors to other literatures and cultures

Alte vestiga oculis (search with eyes aloft)
-Virgil, Aeneid, Book VI

Alpha Mu Gamma is the first and largest national collegiate foreign language honor society of the United States. It was established on April 29, 1931 at Los Angeles City College by five members of the College foreign language faculty. These five members recognized the need for a society to honor achievement in all foreign languages at an early stage in the student's career. The interest shown by the other colleges and universities inspired an almost immediate expansion into a national organization. More than 307 chapters exist in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Chapters are found both in state and private universities, four years as well as two years colleges. The Society has grown so large because it honors excellence in ALL languages so that it encompasses all foreign groups. Please see Purpose/Activities page for more details about AMG.

Join Alpha Mu Gamma!

  • Qualify for exclusive scholarships (Monterey Institute of International Studies gives special consideration to AMG members for financial aid)
  • Make your college application or resume stand out with your achievement
  • Celebrate your excellence in foreign language and/or sign language studies
  • Be a part of a national collegiate honor society with over 300 chapters at 2-year and 4-year, private and state colleges in the US, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands
  • Meet others who share your interest and talent in foreign language
  • Lifetime membership

National Office
Alpha Mu Gamma National Office
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Phone & Fax: (323) 644-9752