Sigma Tau Delta

An organization that confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.

Sigma Tau Delta

The Alpha Omicron Beta Chapter was officially chartered spring of 2007 by Professor Emeritus Steve Ferebee. A chapter was opened at North Carolina Wesleyan to establish a community of English scholars that meet and collaborate both intellectually and socially.

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 should you apply?

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Who’s eligible to apply?

Sophomores*, juniors and seniors at North Carolina Wesleyan College are eligible to apply for membership (*sophomores must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work).

Candidates must:

  • Complete at least three semesters of college work.
  • Complete a minimum of two college courses in English Language or Literature beyond the requirements in First-Year Composition by the spring term of the application year.
  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 (B) standing in English and a general GPA of 3.0 (B).

Candidates are NOT required to be English majors or minors to join Sigma Tau Delta.

Faculty members are also invited to apply!

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.

Interested? For more information, contact Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Doreen Thierauf

2019 Application Cycle

Applications are accepted year-round.

Chapter Membership Application form and one-time lifetime enrollment fee of $45 must be submitted directly to the faculty sponsor, Dr. Doreen Thierauf, in Pearsall Classroom Building (PCB) 173, by the deadline of February 15, 2020, or they will not be considered.

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