Sigma Tau Delta


Sigma Tau Delta 

Sigma Tau Delta is an organization that recognizes excellence in the English discipline.  We strive to provide cultural stimulation on college campuses and to promote interest in English language literature in the surrounding community.  Sigma Tau Delta is a national honor society with the following requirements for admission:

  • English major or minor
  • GPA of 3.6 or above
  • One-time fee of $75

Past activities include book drives, dessert contests, and banned book events.

Benefits of Sigma Tau Delta Membership

Once inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, members enjoy all the privileges of membership to any other Marist organization.  This includes the chance to earn up to two priority points per semester, a chance to further interact with fellow English majors and minors in an informal setting, opportunities to participate in any exciting events that have been scheduled, and a chance to step up into a leadership position as part of the Executive Board.  However, because Sigma Tau Delta is a nationally-recognized chapter, benefits extend far beyond the limited scope of Marist College.

All newly-inducted members will receive a membership certificate as well as a Sigma Tau Delta pin to be worn at graduation.  Cost of college got you down?  No worries! Members are given the chance to compete for several scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000.  Furthermore, once inducted, you will have to opportunity to submit your own writing to the international conference.  Categories for submission include original fiction, original poetry, creative non-fiction, and critical essay. 

Feel free to peruse the Sigma Tau Delta home page, located at



FALL 2014

First General Meeting: Wednesday, September 17th @ 6:00 PM in SC 3102

Life Without Borders: Thursday, October 2nd @ 6:30 PM in Henry Hudson Room

Convention Workshop: Wednesday, October 22nd @11:00 AM in FN 302

Big Read Debate:  Tuesday, October 30th @ 3:30 PM in TBD

Member Induction: Wednesday, November 11th @ 11:00 AM in Henry Hudson Room 

Literary Desserts/Better World Book Drive: Monday, November 24th (Time and Room Number TBD)


Executive Board

  • Advisor: Dr. Michelle Smith
  • President: Leah Butterwick
  • Treasurer: Allison Gabrielli
  • Secretary: Shalyn Baum
    Webmaster: Tyler Boalt