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Sigma Tau Delta

Membership & Benefits

Student Membership

Sigma Tau Delta Membership Form (Word) or (PDF); turn the completed form and check to the mailbox of Naomi Wood located in 119 English Counseling Services.

Membership requirements:

  • Be at least of Sophomore standing
  • Be in the top 1/3 of your class (3.0 or higher)
  • Have at least a 3.2 GPA in English courses
  • Have completed at least 9 hours of English courses
  • Pay a $40 one-time entry fee
Associate Membership
  • Undergraduates who do not meet the criteria for full membership, but wish to be members of the Chapter, may become associate members after declaring a major or minor in English. Candidates for associate members must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in general scholarship (if they have completed college course work). Associate Members may remain at the associate level of membership for no more than 3 semesters before they must apply for full membership.

 

Benefits of Student Membership

Along with lifetime membership and the ability to personally and professionally grow as an individual with a passion for English, you will also gain the following:
  • May vote and hold chapter or an international office;
  • May be published in Sigma Tau Delta journals;
  • May attend chapter, regional or international meetings and conventions and make presentations;
  • May serve on chapter, regional, or international committees;
  • Are eligible to compete for scholarships and awards offered both by the chapter and the international organization;
  • Internship opportunities with Penguin Group and Better World Books;
  • Can apply for scholarships and awards, many of which award members $1,000-$4,000;
  • And more.
Benefits of Associate Membership
  • Associate members may attend chapter, regional or international meetings and conventions.
  • Associate members may serve on chapter committees.
  • Associate members are eligible to compete for scholarships and awards offered by the chapter.

Faculty Membership

  • Faculty may obtain membership if they hold a degree in English. No membership fee is required.
  • Faculty can attend meetings, annually-held conventions, and serve on committees and Boards. 
  • Faculty are not permitted to submit essays to Sigma Tau Delta's journals.
  • Faculty may attend convention and participate as presenters for panels and sessions. 
  • For more information regarding Faculty Membership, consult  Sigma Tau Delta National.