The ISU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society, offers academically excellent students professional, service, and social opportunities. The national organization hosts an annual conference at which members can share their research, two journals where members can publish their scholarly and creative work, and numerous scholarships. The ISU chapter sponsors community and department service projects and regular fellowship events. Graduate students have the chance to work closely with faculty and mentor undergraduate English majors.
The chapter's activities include sponsoring the Department’s year-end Faculty and Student Awards Ceremony; publishing the annual journal of student research Polyglossia; collecting books and raising money for local literacy programs; sponsoring readings by visiting authors and scholars; planning group trips to plays; collaborating with the Illinois Wesleyan University chapter on the annual MUSE Conference; and hosting the annual Live Poets’ Night and Dead Poets’ Night.
To become a member, an ISU graduate student must have completed 9 hours of graduate level English coursework at ISU and have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA. New members are initiated into the chapter in October and March.
For more information, visit the Sigma Tau Delta website.