Note: I created these web pages while an undergraduate in 1998-1999. I have posted them on my personal web page to attempt to create an historical perspective of the era. For several reasons, virtually all of the hyperlinks on these pages are now "dead links." There is no intended connection to the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Texas State University that exists now. Jack H. David Jr.

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Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, was founded in May 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan College in Mitchell, South Dakota, by Dr. Judson Q. Owen. Its central purpose is to confer distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

The name Sigma Tau Delta comes from the Greek letters representing the first letter of each of the words that form the official motto, "Sincerity, Truth, and Design." The official colors of the society are cardinal and black; the official flower is the red rose. The official seal can be found on all official documents of the Society.

Through the work of chapters on the campuses of more than five hundred colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad, Sigma Tau Delta provides exceptional students opportunities for advancing the study of language and literature, for developing skills in creative and analytical writing, and for meeting other outstanding scholars and professionals in the discipline of English.

Student members of Sigma Tau Delta also have the opportunity to publish their writing in the award-winning literary publication, The Rectangle, and are eligible to compete for a number of writing awards. In addition, student members may receive international recognition through academic scholarships, professional internships, and teaching awards. At regional conferences and at the annual international convention, students have the chance to present original, creative, and analytical work and to network with students, faculty, and professionals from around the country and abroad.

The requirements of membership in the Omega Epsilon Chapter of
Southwest Texas State University are as follows:

-be a junior, senior or graduate student
-be an English major or minor
-have an SWT GPA of 3.0
-have an English GPA of 3.0
-pay a one time fee of $40

Anyone who is interested should attend one of our meetings,
call us at 512-245-1819, or contact us by email.

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SWT English Dept.
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SWT School of Liberal Arts
Sigma Tau Delta E-Mail Directory
Sigma Tau Delta Member Web Pages
Sigma Tau Delta News and Announcements
Sigma Tau Delta International Home Page

SWT Home Page
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SWT Web Index
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Last Revised: 03/01/99
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