Sigma Kappa Delta's
What is Sigma Kappa Delta?
Sigma Kappa Delta is The National English Honor Society for
students in two year colleges.
Its purposes are
recognize and reward outstanding achievement in English language
provide cultural stimulation and promote interest in English on
two-year college campuses and in the communities they serve;
English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing;
good professional interaction among members; and
exhibit high standards of academic achievement.
What are the membership requirements?
Two-year colleges offering an associate degree and who are accredited
by the appropriate national or regional accrediting agencies may
petition to charter a chapter.
Membership is available to all English faculty members and to those
students who meet the following:
are currently enrolled in a college which has established a Sigma
Kappa Delta chapter;
have completed a minimum of one college English language (composition)
or literature course with a "B" average or better;
have completed at least 12 semester hours or the equivalent quarter-hours
of college credit; and
have a GPA of at least 3.3.
What are the advantaqes of Sigma Kappa Delta Membership?
Membership gives students in two-year colleges the opportunity to:
receive life-long recognition for academic excellence;
qualify for scholarships sponsored by Sigma Kappa Delta;
attend and participate in regional and national conferences;
learn more about professional and educational choices in the field;
participate in fun projects with other members of Sigma Kappa
participate in college and community service;
meet other outstanding scholars and professionals in the disciplines
of English and creative writing;
acquire leadership skills;
become part of a nationwide network of students interested in
writing and literature
How can you start a chapter at your school?
Send for information and an application at the following address:
Don Perkins, Executive Secretary Department of English
1000 W. Austin
Nevada, MO 64772-1220
(417) 667-8181, ext. 276
(417) 667-8103 FAX
the application, and send the information requested.
How much does membership cost?
college chartering a new chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta pays a one-time
fee of $50.
Each individual member pays a one-time membership fee of $25.
This fee establishes lifetime membership with Sigma Kappa Delta.
Additional dues and fees may he determined by the local chapter.
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