Sigma Tau Delta
The University of Montevallo hosts an active chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the flagship International English Honors Society. Celebrating 100 years in 2024, Sigma Tau Delta strives to:
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.
With over 900 active chapters located in the United States and abroad, there are more than 1,000 Faculty Advisors, and approximately 9,000 members inducted annually. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
We induct new members into our Lambda Kappa chapter of Sigma Tau Delta each spring. Membership is based on GPA, class standing, and progress made in the English major or minor. As a widely-recognized international organization, membership in Sigma Tau Delta comes with many advantages.
- Publication Opportunities: Members can submit work for publication in the Sigma Tau Delta Review or the Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle. Submission guidelines can be found here: https://www.english.org/publications/journals/guidelines.shtml
- Internship Opportunities: Members can apply for a number of internship opportunities and stipends. Information about these opportunities can be found here: https://www.english.org/career/internships/index.shtml
- Scholarships and Awards: Members are eligible to apply for a number of competitive scholarships and awards. Some of these awards are for current students, while others are available for alumni. Details can be found here: https://www.english.org/schol-award-grant/index.shtml
- Conferences: Sigma Tau Delta hosts an annual convention as well as smaller regional conferences. Members are welcome to submit work for presentation and travel to these conferences for professional development and networking opportunities. Details can be found here: https://www.english.org/events/index.shtml
On our own campus, our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta aims to be both an honors society and a social club, bringing students together and hosting events for the campus. We have recently hosted events such as a Halloween Trivia party, a holiday bake sale, and a charity book drive to benefit the Shelby County Foster Parents Association.
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Our Sigma Tau Delta chapter is advised by Dr. Emma Atwood and Dr. Valerie Johnson.