Sigma Tau Delta/Literary Club
Membership in Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, is an outward recognition of personal accomplishment. It provides opportunities for those interested in English language and literature to join with like-minded persons on the local, regional, national, and international levels. The Iota Psi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta was founded at St. Thomas in 1988.
Students who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in English courses, rank at least in the highest 35 percent of their class in general scholarship, and have completed at least three semesters of university level work are eligible to apply for membership. There is a one-time membership fee of $37 for new members. For more information about Sigma Tau Delta, please check out its national web site or write to Dr. Matthew Batt or Dr. Liz Wilkinson, co-faculty advisors for Iota Psi.
Benefits of Membership
- Members receive a certificate attesting to membership in the Society and the Society pin.
- Members receive a one-year subscription to Sigma Tau Delta publications with their induction fee: one fall newsletter, and two journals, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review (mailed in spring).
- Members can compete for several $1,000 to $4,000 scholarships and awards.
- Members can apply for internship opportunities with major publishing companies.
- Members can submit papers for presentation at the annual spring Sigma Tau Delta International Convention.
- Members can submit papers for publication in The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review.
- Members who are in good standing at the end of their senior year will receive an honors cord for the commencement ceremony.
Spring 2011 Group Picture at End of Year Graduation Picnic and Induction Ceremony
Group Activies During 2010-2011
- Participated in creative writing workshops with authors Jacob Paul (Sarah/Sara), Bruce Machart (The Wake of Forgiveness), and Peter Geye (Safe from the Sea)
- Guests enjoyed cookies, hot drinks, and holiday cheer at the annual holiday reading of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction prose by UST English faculty and students in December
- Participated at Open Mic night at the Artist's Quarter in downtown St. Paul
- Hosted the annual "What You Can Do with an English Major" career panel for current and prospective English majors
- Monthly movie night