Sigma Tau Delta at the University of Dallas
Sigma Tau Delta is the name of National English Honor Society, one of the largest
academic honor societies in the country. Our chapter, Alpha Sigma Pi, was initiated in 2011. The Honor Society has faculty sponsors, but it is a student-planned
and student-run organization. It allows a forum for English Majors themselves to
imagine ways to support each other in the major, especially the ways that the different
classes can be brought together in a sense of shared delight as well as shared labor.
The Honor Society organizes campus events of many kinds – such as a senior-junior
mixer about the Junior Poet Project and poetry and literature celebrations; and it
co-sponsors events with the English Department and other groups on campus, such as
the Office of Personal and Career Development.
Opportunities to Publish
Sigma Tau Delta also offers a number of benefits to members – scholarships, internships,
opportunity to publish in a critical and in a creative writing journal and to present
a paper at the international convention of the Honor Society. Many of our students
have attended this convention, some winning awards there for their essays and short
stories. They have found it to be exhilarating to be around hundreds of other students
throughout the country with different literary backgrounds and approaches, but with
a shared passion for literature.
Students are usually invited into the Honor Society in the fall of their junior year,
and induction of new members occurs then. Requirements for admission are a declared
English Major; three completed courses in literature, including those in the core
curriculum; a 3.0 overall GPA; and 3.2 GPA in English courses.
The international Sigma Tau Delta website is http://www.english.org/sigmatd/
For more information about Sigma Tau Delta on the UD campus, contact the English Department,
972-721-5243, or Karen Gempel , firstname.lastname@example.org