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Sigma Tau Delta

The International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta represents distinction and opportunity. It opens doors. It gives students a chance to connect with students and faculty in the field, lead their local chapter, compete for several scholarships, apply for internships with major publishing companies, and submit papers for presentation and publication. Sigma Tau has over 750 active chapters, and approximately 8,500 members are inducted annually. Historically, the Society:

  • Honors excellence and achievement in English studies
  • Nurtures students' intellectual, personal, and professional development
  • Generates interest in literature, language, and writing
  • Offers community and belonging to its members
  • Provides scholarship, conference, internship, and publication opportunities
  • Participates in the national organization's annual BWB (Better World Books) Drive

Events: Spring 2015

Open Meeting Kickoff
Jan 29, 2015 ~ 5 pm
Calling all literature lovers!  Sigma Tau Delta is opening up several meetings a month this spring to allow anyone who loves English to get together for an opportunity to discuss, write, and experience literature outside of the classroom. Join us for our first open meeting to participate in discussion and learn more about the organization!  

Literary Heroes Party
Fri, Mar 13 ~ 8 pm ~ Philomathean Room (3rd floor of Towers hall)
The literary world is full of authors who continue to inspire writers and thinkers through their work and make us all remember why we love literature.  Join Sigma Tau Delta as we celebrate the heroes of literature who inspire us both personally and professionally by reading aloud their work, discussing their literary and personal impact and even dressing up like our favorite literary heroes.


Membership in Sigma Tau Delta rewards outstanding academic accomplishments and investments. It offers students a chance to network, connect, lead, publish, conference, and earn scholarships. Candidates must have:

  • taken a minimum of two college English courses beyond the usual requirements in freshman English;
  • earned a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship;
  • rank at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class;
  • completed at least three semesters of college course work.

For more info, contact Faculty Advisor Phyllis Lynne Burns.


/ Department of English

Shannon Lakanen
Department Chair
Towers Hall 228

p / 614.823.1211
e / slakanen@otterbein.edu 

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President: Rachel Scherzer

/Faculty Advisor

Phyllis Lynne Burns