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Sigma Tau Delta

What is Sigma Tau Delta?

A member of the National Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 and currently has over 700 chapters worldwide. Members of Sigma Tau Delta participate in literary events and service projects of their own design. They receive "The Rectangle," a journal which publishes non-fiction, fiction and poetry written by members of Sigma Tau Delta, and "The Sigma Tau Delta Review," an annual literary journal of critical essays on literature, rhetoric and composition, and pedagogy. 

Members are eligible to apply for a scholarship offered by the national organizations, and may attend international meetings of Sigma Tau Delta. Students involved with Sigma Tau Delta can also put their membership on their resume when applying for work, grants and fellowships. To be eligible, students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher with 3 semesters or more of coursework completed. Eligible students are invited to apply every fall. For more information, contact Anna Elfenbein, Faculty Sponsor of the Alpha Xi chapter, via or call at 304-293-9713.