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Description: Description: Tiny fox image What 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.

Description: Description: Tiny fox imageWhat 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 community.

Description: Description: Tiny fox image When 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.

Description: Description: Tiny fox image What 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 internships.

Description: Description: Tiny fox imageWhat 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).

Description: Description: Tiny fox image I don't meet all the requirements, but I would still like to join.  Can I do so?
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.

Description: Description: Tiny fox imageI 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.

Description: Description: Tiny fox imageHow 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.

Description: Description: Tiny fox image How can I learn more about Sigma Tau Delta and your activities?
You can join our mailing list by emailing hhanraha@shepherd.edu. You can also join our Facebook group or contact any of our executive members.

 

 

 


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