Benefits & Privileges

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.


• 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.


• Each institution is given a Chapter.
• Each institution receives its own official Charter.
• Institutions operate DET Chapters independently and most determine their own initial standards and selection criteria.
• Institutions have discovered that participation in Delta Epsilon Tau supports admissions and helps to recruit better students.
• Delta Epsilon Tau Membership publicly demonstrates that the institution is quality-driven.
• Delta Epsilon Tau Membership helps to promote programs and the effectiveness of the institution's education.
• Delta Epsilon Tau Membership builds morale; and serves as a tremendous tribute to instructors.
• Delta Epsilon Tau also recognizes outstanding faculty and staff. At many Chapters, Honorary Memberships are presented to community leaders and elected officials.
• Delta Epsilon Tau Membership demonstrates that the institution is committed to students. More importantly, membership brings honor and earned recognition to those individuals who have worked so diligently to acquire new knowledge and skills from an accredited distance learning institution.


• Delta Epsilon Tau Honors are promptly delivered directly to the homes your outstanding students.
• Delta Epsilon Tau maintains complete historical records for each Chapter.
• Delta Epsilon Tau responds to all inquiries from employers, colleges, graduate schools, and scholarship committees.