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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 and literature;
  • provide cultural stimulation and promote interest in English on two-year college campuses and in the communities they serve;
  • foster English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing;
  • promote 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:

  1. are currently enrolled in a college which has established a Sigma Kappa Delta chapter;
  2. have completed a minimum of one college English language (composition) or literature course with a "B" average or better;
  3. have completed at least 12 semester hours or the equivalent quarter-hours of college credit; and
  4. 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 Delta;
  • 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?

  1. Send for information and an application at the following address:

    Don Perkins, Executive Secretary Department of English
    Cottey College
    1000 W. Austin
    Nevada, MO 64772-1220
    (417) 667-8181, ext. 276
    (417) 667-8103 FAX
  2. Complete the application, and send the information requested.

How much does membership cost?

  • Each 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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