is Sigma Tau Delta?
Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society which rewards
high achievement in English studies and which encourages undergraduate and
graduate students to become active professionally.
types of activities does the Shepherd chapter organize?
Each year, we host an array of activities including parties, poetry
readings, creative writing workshops, and induction ceremonies. In
addition, we try to find time to help promote our love of literature
through sponsoring events on campus and engaging in service for the
and where do you meet?
During the Fall 2012 semester, Sigma Tau Delta will hold regular meetings
on Mondays at 4:30 in the room 308 of the Library.
other opportunities are available through STD?
Members will receive STD pins and
certificates as well as cords to wear at graduation. They may submit
creative or critical works to the journal, may present papers and attend
the annual national conference, and apply for numerous scholarships and
are the qualifications for membership in STD?
According to the national organization requirements: Candidates for undergraduate
membership must have a minimum of two college courses in English
language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman
English. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent
average in English and in general scholarship, must rank* at least in the highest
thirty-five percent of his/her class, and must have completed at least
three semesters or five quarters of college course work. (Local chapters
may raise, but not lower, these criteria.) *This requirement may also
be interpreted as "have an overall B average in general
scholarship." (e.g., 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale).
meet all the requirements, but I would still like to join. Can I do
Yes. STD accepts students
who do not meet all the requirements as Associate members. These
members can participate in all parts of STD except applying for scholarships or internships.
am not an English major or minor, but I would
still like to join. Can I do so?
Yes. STD accepts
non-English majors as Associate members. These members can
participate in all parts of STD except applying for scholarships or internships.
do I apply?
Please submit a completed application to Dr. Heidi Hanrahan.
Qualified students will be asked to submit a check for $57. Students
will be inducted at the ceremony in December or May.
can I learn more about Sigma Tau Delta and your activities?
You can join our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also
join our Facebook
group or contact any of our executive