English Honor Society
Member of the Association of College Honor Societies, founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University
Sigma Tau Delta
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.
UWF Sigma Tau will offer a variety of workshops and professional enrichment activities throughout the semester. We host casual, off-campus social events at least once a month. We welcome feedback and suggestions from our members at monthly non-mandatory campus meetings. We also provide a mentor/mentee program through which undergraduate students are paired with graduate mentors that they may communicate with for questions and advice related to the Department and to the Major.
Sigma Tau Delta’s Central Mission
•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.
Membership in Sigma Tau Delta
•Members receive a one-year subscription to Sigma Tau Delta's two journals, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review
•Members can compete for several $1,000 to $4,000 scholarships and awards.
•Members can apply for internship opportunities with major publishing companies.
•Members can submit papers for presentation at the annual spring Sigma Tau Delta International Convention.
•Members can submit papers for publication in The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review
•Members can apply for internships through the Washington Internship Institute (WII), the premier internship program in Washington, DC. WII and the Association of College Honor Societies offer $500 scholarships to all Sigma Tau Delta members who participate in WII's program.
•Members are eligible to apply for a merit-based $1,000 scholarship to attend The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) Summer Institute or Capital Semester.
•Members are eligible for scholarships to help cover housing expenses in the internship program at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) through a partnership with Association of College Honor Societies. TWC is pleased to provide three $1,000 scholarships a year to Sigma Tau Delta members (both undergraduates and recent college graduates).
3.0 GPA in the Major; $45 Registration Fee (for lifetime membership)
And, remember, Sigma Tau Membership adds to your academic or professional resume