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Local Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta Reactivated

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In Fall 2018, the UTA English Department reactivated the Mu Theta local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international honor society established in 1924 to confer distinction for high achievement in English language, literature, and writing.

With more than 875 chapters in the United States and abroad, Sigma Tau Delta is the second largest member of the Association of College Honor Societies, and student membership offers many benefits:

  • Members are eligible to apply for a variety of Sigma Tau Delta scholarships, valued at up to $5,000 each.
  • Members may apply for summer internship opportunities and stipends with a major publisher, an online bookstore that funds worldwide literacy initiatives, and several Washington DC-based internship programs.
  • Members may submit papers for presentation at Sigma Tau Delta’s annual spring conferences. Works accepted for presentation are also eligible for awards and monetary prizes.
  • Members may submit papers for publication in The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, a journal of creative writing, and in The Sigma Tau Delta Review, a journal of critical writing. Works selected for publication are also eligible for awards and monetary prizes.

Student membership is by invitation only. Candidates for undergraduate membership must have completed a minimum of two college English courses beyond the usual requirements in freshman English. Candidates must have an overall 3.0 GPA and must have completed at least three semesters of college course work. Candidates for undergraduate membership need not be majoring or minoring in English.

For more information about the Mu Theta chapter, including the Spring 2019 initiation and other sponsored events, please contact Cathy Corder at ccorder@uta.edu.  And check out www.english.org for more information about Sigma Tau Delta.