Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesley – an University.
The Society strives to
- Confer distinction for high achievement in English and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
- Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
- Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, and writing;
- Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
- Exhibit high standards of academic excellence and serve society by fostering literacy.
Sigma Tau Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies.Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
- Scholarship opportunities, some as high as $4000
- Publishing internships through Penguin Books and Better World Books
- Eligibility to submit scholarly papers and creative writing to The Sigma Tau Delta Review and The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle
- Networking with other members and English department faculty and staff.
Applications are available in the English Department.
Dues are $65 and include a graduation cord, pin, certificate, and one year of newsletter and journal subscriptions. Unlike many other student organizations and honors societies, this is a one-time fee. Once you are a member, you are a member for life.
Come to meetings and events! Get to know the officers and other members. Have an idea for an event? Let us know and we will discuss it.
If you are not already on our email list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added. Regular emails are sent out about up-coming events.
September: English Appreciation Picnic, Banned Books Week Awareness
October: Welcome Back Meeting (Oct. 3), Horror Story Contest (Oct. 31 Deadline!)
November: Better World Books Book Drive: Donate your unwanted textbooks and novels!
February: Arts Festival
May: Relay for Life, Induction Ceremony, Penumbra Reading