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, a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS)

ΣΤΔ 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
  • conferences

If you are a matriculated NU student - an English major, minor or any other major who qualifies for and obtains ΣΤΔ membership at Newman, you may apply for these scholarships and awards, etc.

For more information about these and chapter activities, contact chapter sponsor Susan Crane-Laracuente [email protected] & see ΣΤΔ’s website,

Current Student Officers: President Machen Olson; Vice President Murphy Obershaw


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.