National Slavic Honor Society
A campus chapter of Dobro Slovo was established at the University of California-Berkeley on 29 October 1926 to recognize academic excellence among Slavic students. In 1963 the National Slavic Honor Society - Dobro Slovo was founded with the help and encouragement of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL). The Society serves as a means for the recognition of academic excellence in the study of Slavic languages and literatures and provides incentive for scholarly interest in Slavic life and culture. The Society was patterned after existing honorary organizations in other fields. Since 1963, Dobro Slovo has shown steady growth and progress. Membership has increased from 147 members in 1963 to over 6,000 members. The Key of the Society is as representative of academic excellence in Slavic studies as the Phi Beta Kappa Key is for academic studies as a whole.
For information regarding membership and activities, contact Edward Cole, of the History department, either by email or at 331-3185.