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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 900 chapters in the U.S. and abroad.  Members of Sigma Tau Delta participate in literary events and service projects of their own design that are sponsored by the chapter. Members are eligible to submit their work for publication in the organization’s journals, to apply for scholarships funded by the  organization, and to attend and present at national meetings. Sigma Tau Delta members can also wear Sigma Tau Delta’s scarlet and black honors cords at their graduations and list their membership on their resumés as one of their academic honors.

Every Fall, English graduate students, English or English/Education majors, or English minors who have a 3.5 cumulative average in English undergraduate or graduate courses are invited to join the Alpha Xi Chapter and to become life-long members of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. Members can serve as chapter Presidents, plan and innovate chapter programming, and nominate and elect the Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Professor of the year.  

After serving as the Alpha Xi Faculty Advisor for eight years, Dr. Anna Elfenbein announced in May that Professor Mark Brazaitis would be succeeding her as Faculty Advisor beginning in 2019-2020. Please contract Professor Brazaitis if you have any questions.  (mbrazait@wvu.edu).