Over 700 chapters of this English Honor Society have been established since 1924. Our chapter was founded in 2005 by the poet and scholar, Craig Arnold. In 2008 he explained: "Members are granted access to a number of useful resources, including a national newsletter, eligibility for scholarships, participation in an annual literary conference, and opportunities to publish critical & creative work in the society's two journals. New inductees will be honored at the department's end of year banquet -- and, naturally, it's a nice credit for a résumé or CV. To be eligible, students must be at least second-semester sophomores and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. We rely primarily on faculty nominations to identify potential members."
Since 2005 we have nominated a handful of our English majors and graduate students each year. Nominations must be accepted, and there is a lifetime enrollment fee of $37 which the department covers thanks to the generosity of the Kambouris fund. Each new member receives a one-year subscription to Sigma Tau Delta's newsletter and its two journals, The Rectangle and the Sigma Tau Delta Review. An annual convention features outstanding speakers in the world of literature. There are several categories of membership including graduate students.
For further information, speak to Eric Nye, faculty advisor, or Caroline McCracken-Flesher, Department Chair.