Sigma Delta Pi


To recognize and reward outstanding students of Spanish within an exclusive society devoted to both maintaining academic excellence in Hispanic studies and supporting the Hispanic community and its flourishing culture.

Qualifications (as outlined by the national chapter):

  1. Students who have completed at least 3 years of college Spanish (18 hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least 3 semester hours of a 3rd-year course in Hispanic literature or culture and civilization. Students presently enrolled in this course are eligible for membership if their instructor will certify that their work is a grade of B or better.
  2. Grades in all Spanish courses must average at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. All eligible students must rank in the upper 35% of their class.
  4. Students must also have completed at least 3 semesters of college work.
  5. Finally, each candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in the Hispanic community and its culture in addition to possessing a sound moral character. All qualifying and approved candidates will be initiated in a ceremony to take place the beginning of March. Students interested in membership must have either a verbal or written recommendation by a professor of a literature, culture, or civilization level course to be submitted to Dr. Del Mastro no later than mid February.
Any additional information regarding the purpose and format of this prestigious society is obtainable through the chapter advisor.


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Founded by Joshua Jenkins, February 1998