Who is eligible to join Sigma Kappa Delta?
Active members must meet the following requirements:
Be enrolled in a two-year college with a Sigma Kappa Delta Chapter
Have completed a minimum of one college course (excluding developmental
courses) in English language or literature
Have no grade lower than a B in English
Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in general
Have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college course work
for a cumulative total of twelve semester hours
Students are not required to be English majors
Why should I join Sigma Kappa Delta?
Some advantages include the following:
Prestige of membership in a national honor society
Apply for scholarships and awards
Vote at all chapter meetings of the society
Eligibility to serve as a chapter officer
Attend scholarly presentations and colloquia of the sponsoring academic
Represent the local chapter at state, regional, and national conventions
Receive other benefits, such as publications, of the Society
Associate with other Sigma Kappa Delta members on local levels and regional
levels and with Sigma Kappa Delta and Sigma Tau Delta members on the national
level who share your interest in literature, the English language, and fine
How do I become a member of Sigma Kappa Delta?
Your school must have a local chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta
You should contact the local sponsor of the chapter who can explain steps in
becoming a member
Check our Chapter Directory
to find out if your school has a chapter and to find your local chapter's
Is there a chapter at my school?
Go to the Chapter Directory
on our website. Chapters are listed alphabetically by school name. If your
school has a local chapter, the sponsor's name and contact information will be
shown on this directory.
school doesn't have a chapter. Can I still become a member?
To pursue the advantages
of Sigma Kappa Delta membership, contact the chair of your English department
for assistance in establishing a chapter or ask an English faculty member if
s/he would help you charter a chapter at your school
Only a full-time faculty
member can verify eligibility for membership, so it is imperative that a
school first have a chapter with a faculty sponsor
Chartering a Chapter
on the menu of this site
Can I lose membership in Sigma Kappa Delta?
No: Once a member, always a member. Dues are
for lifetime membership
How do I replace a membership certificate that has been lost or ruined?
- Contact your Chapter Sponsor to request a replacement certificate. A replacement certificate will be mailed to the Chapter Sponsor for a fee of $5.00.
Am I eligible for awards and scholarships?
Sigma Kappa Delta offers various awards and scholarships. You may be eligible
for some but not for others. Read the directions/criteria for each
award/scholarship carefully. Please see the scholarship/award information on
this website for specific information.
What is Sigma Kappa Delta's
relationship to Sigma Tau Delta?
- We consider Sigma Tau Delta our "parent" organization.
- We do attend their national convention and are considered a valuable part of
their convention activities. However, Sigma Kappa Delta membership does not
guarantee membership in Sigma Tau Delta.
How do I submit an article to
be published in Hedera helix, Sigma Kappa Delta's national journal?
What are the responsibilities of local chapter officers?
- A list of responsibilities of the local chapter officers is in the Chapter Handbook Section 7 (pg 12).
Check our homepage: "Publications"
Sigma Kappa Delta National Office
Calhoun Community College
Department of Language and Literature
P.O. Box 2216
Decatur, AL 35609-2216