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ΣΤΔ – Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honors Society, Alpha Tau Phi Chapter

The Alpha Tau Phi Chapter was officially chartered March 13, 2013. Our desire to establish a distinguished community of English scholars to meet and collaborate both intellectually and socially, motivated us to bring Sigma Tau Delta to the University of Oregon. Sigma Tau Delta. is the International English Honor Society, an organization that confers distinction for high achievement in 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. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta began in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. There are over 800 active chapters located in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East.

Why apply?

Who’s eligible to apply?

  • Sophomores*, juniors, and seniors at the University of Oregon (*must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work)
  • Candidates must have completed a minimum of four classes in English (including Folklore and  upper-divsion Writing, and courses counted toward declared majors or minors in English; Comics and Cartoon Studies; Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning; Folklore; and Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon) by the Spring term of the application year (the college writing requirement does not count)
  • Applicants should have an overall GPA of 3.25 and a Major GPA of 3.5
  • Graduate students and Faculty members are also invited to apply
  • Applicants with demonstrable financial need may be eligible to have dues and fees waived

Take advantage of this opportunity to share your love of literary studies with like-minded peers, participate in rewarding activities, and be recognized for your accomplishments.

Applicants with demonstrable financial need may be eligible to have dues and fees waived. The Olwen William Harris Endowment Fund has been established to help students who cannot afford to pay initiation fees. To receive money from this fund, students must complete a request form, available from the Office of the Dean of Students. An advisory committee reviews all requests and dispenses the awards.

Contact: Sarah Hovet, Chapter President, or Dr. Corbett UptonFaculty Sponsor


Applications accepted year-round. To be included in Spring 2018 induction ceremony, applications are due no later than Friday, March 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Chapter Membership Application and one time Enrollment fee of $40.00 must be submitted directly to the English Department Office, 118 PLC, by the deadline or they will not be considered.

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