Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta at the University of Dallas

Student-planned, Student-run

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.

Induction

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 , kgempel@udallas.edu

 

 

 

 

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