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Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ) International English Honor Society

Newman University hosts the Alpha Chi Gamma chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ) International English Honor Society. The Honor Society, founded 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University, sponsors annual scholarships up to $5000 each (including some for study abroad), scholarly paper and other academic awards, publication opportunities, internships, classroom library grants for English Education teacher members, and conferences. If you are an English major, minor or otherwise qualify for ΣΤΔ membership at Newman, you may apply for their scholarships and awards, etc. Newman English faculty encourage and support ΣΤΔ student members interested in any of these opportunities.

For more information, see ΣΤΔ’s website,


Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor 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 880 active chapters located in the United States and abroad, there are more than 1,000 Faculty Sponsors, and approximately 9,000 members inducted annually."

[…] A certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Sigma Tau Delta “meets the strict guidelines for organizational excellence and scholastic eligibility required for continued membership in ACHS. ACHS is the only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.” Sigma Tau Delta sponsors high schools’ The National English Honor Society (NEHS) and also established Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD), the English Honor Society for two-year colleges.