Sigma Tau Delta

What is Sigma Tau Delta?

Sigma Tau Delta is an International English Honor Society dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the English language. Northwest University’s chapter strives to enrich the intellectual climate of our university by cultivating a campus-wide appreciation for the humanities. We are committed to sponsoring events—for the whole student body—that celebrate the English language and spark intellectual engagement beyond the classroom.

Why should I join?

If you enjoy writing, reading, analyzing, or talking about literature, you should consider joining Sigma Tau Delta, a community of learners who prize the English discipline.

While any student is welcome to participate in the events we host, official members of Sigma Tau Delta must:

  • Have taken at least two English courses beyond ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023.
  • Hold a minimum 3.0 GPA in English courses.
  • Have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work.

Those who join receive a lifetime membership. Sigma Tau Delta provides its members with access to scholarship and internship opportunities as well as chances to publish in the Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, the Sigma Tau Delta Review, and the Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter. Members also have the option to wear an honor stole at their graduation ceremonies. In addition, graduates may use their honor society affiliation as a tangible sign of academic success to help advance their professional careers.

How do I join Sigma Tau Delta at Northwest University?

All you need to do is pick up an application from the English Department hallway (Fee Building), fill it out, and include the one-time $40 application/membership fee as you turn it in to Professor Joseph McQueen. We are always accepting new applicants and encourage students to become involved. Remember, you don’t necessarily have to be an English major to join!

Want more information? Check out the official Sigma Tau Delta website or contact Professor McQueen (