Sigma Tau Delta (Honor Society).


Sigma Tau Delta (Honor Society)

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 Wesleyan University.

The Society Strives to

  • Confer distinction for high achievement in English language 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, language, and writing;
  • Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among  its members;
  • Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
  • Serve society by fostering literacy.

With over 750 active chapters located in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States, there are more than 1,000 faculty  sponsors, and approximately 8,500 members inducted annually.

Membership Information

Students are invited to join Drew’s  Alpha Phi Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta in the Spring of each school year. An induction ceremony is held in early May. Drew’s Sigma Tau Delta chapter is open to English Majors and Minors. The English department considers the following criteria when inviting students to join the honors society:

  • overall GPA
  • GPA within the Major/Minor
  • Number of courses completed within the Major/Minor (students are not considered until they have completed ENGH 210).

Upon accepting their invitation to join the chapter, students pay a one-time fee of $65. This fee provides you:

  • lifetime membership in Sigma Tau Delta and the campus chapter, Alpha Pi Omega
  • a membership certificate and lapel pin
  • a one-year semi-annual subscription to the Newsletter, The Rectangle, and The Sigma Tau Delta Review
  • the right to apply for scholarship, internship, and writing award opportunities from the STD website
  • an invitation to submit papers for possible publication in The Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review
  • an invitation to submit papers or panel discussion for possible presentation at an annual international convention
  • the right to apply for the opportunity to serve on an international Board of Directors as a Student Advisor or Representative
  • the privilege of listing Sigma Tau Delta on your resume
  • an honor sash to wear with your graduation robe
  • your name listed in the graduation booklet as a member of the honor society


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Joana D. Bastos
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