About Sigma Tau Delta, International English 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. 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.
Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
Membership Eligibility and Benefits
Candidates for undergraduate membership must have a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English, have an overall B average in general scholarship (3.0 grade point average), must have completed at least three semesters of college coursework.
Candidates for graduate membership must be enrolled in a graduate program in English, or one of its specializations, have completed six semester hours of graduate work, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
Why should I join Sigma Tau Delta? Membership in Sigma Tau Delta comes with numerous benefits such as opportunities
- to compete for several $1,000 to $4,000 scholarships and awards;
- to submit work for consideration to be published in The Sigma Tau Delta Review (critical writing) and The Rectangle (creative writing);
- to attend the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention held each spring;
- to apply for internships opportunities with major publishing companies and with the Washington Internship Institute.
Visit The Sigma Tau Delta International page to learn about even more benefits of Sigma Tau Delta membership.
About Lambda Zeta Chapter
The Lambda Zeta Chapter at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a very dynamic chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. The Lambda Zeta hosts numerous events throughout the year: English Day, a résumé writing workshop (Fall); English Week, numerous English-related events from information about the English Department at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, careers in the humanities, to poetry-writing and song-writing workshops (Spring), Bowling Night, and informational workshops for graduate students (studying for Masters Comprehensive Exams and PhD Qualifying Exams, and applying for funding from the Graduate Student Organization).
Join today! Bring your completed memberhsip application, university transcript, and dues to the English Department Office, H.L. Griffin Hall Room 221. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
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