St. John’s University and Western Illinois University Named Co-Recipients of the 2017 Frida Kahlo Award

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce that the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of St. John’s University and the Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter at Western Illinois University have been named co-recipients of the 2017 Frida Kahlo Award for their outstanding websites.

Sigma Delta Pi’s 6th Annual Facebook Photo Competition

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Facebook Photo Contest for the 2016-17 academic year.

Rules for submissions:

1) Photos must be posted at www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapi by April 1, 2017.  Photos submitted any other way will NOT be considered.

2)  Facebook photo caption line must include “2017 SDP Photo Comp” and name of chapter.  Eg: “2017 SDP Photo Comp, Pi Theta”

3) Eligible entries must show name of “Sigma Delta Pi” and the Society’s logo within the picture.

4) Competitive entries will reflect mission of Sigma Delta Pi in creative, original, entertaining and coherent ways.

5) Person who posts/submits the photo must be a member (not alumni members) of an active chapter of Sigma Delta Pi; chapter Facebook group pages may also submit the photo.

6) Maximum of two photo entries per chapter.

Winning entry along with 2nd and 3rd place distinctions will be announced by April 15, 2017.

Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP’s Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Announce Joint Chapter Grant Program

Sigma Delta Pi and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese are proud to announce their inaugural chapter grant program for 2017.  A Sigma Delta Pi chapter and a SHH chapter, both of active status, may apply for a joint grant of up to $300 to support a collaborative project in spring 2017 that complements the missions of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH .  This grant program aims to promote collaboration between chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH to help raise the visibility of Spanish honor societies in our communities and to incentivize high school honor society members to continue their Spanish education at the collegiate level.  Deadline for applications: February 15, 2017.  For the downloadable application and further details, please visit: http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SDP-SHHchaptergrants.html

Strive for “Honor Chapter” Status in AY 2016-17

Remember that next summer the Sigma Delta Pi Executive Committee will select “Honor Chapters” based on the required annual reports that each chapter will submit at the conclusion of the current (2016-17) academic year.

Is your chapter striving for “Honor Chapter” status this year?  See how at

http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Honor.Chapter.How.To.html

Southern Utah U and Loyola U New Orleans Awarded Chapter Project Grants

Sigma Delta Pi Chapters at Southern Utah University and Loyola University New Orleans were both awarded Chapter Project Grants for endeavors planned for fall 2016.  Chapter Phi Iota at Southern Utah will undertake a Day of the Dead celebration on November 2, 2016, and Chapter Mu Kappa of Loyola U New Orleans will execute a Hispanic Cultural Celebration and related fund raiser on October 14, 2016.

Each spring the 610+ chapters of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to submit applications for funding to support special chapter projects that reflect the mission of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.  Proposals are evaluated over the summer, and applicants are notified prior to the start of the fall term.  Click here for more information on the Chapter Project Grant program.

Octavio Paz Awardees Named

The following chapters of Sigma Delta Pi were bestowed the Octavio Paz Award in 2016 for maintaining “Honor Chapter” status for the 2013-16 triennium:

College of Charleston
Illinois State University
Marquette University
Montclair State University
Texas Tech University
Truman State University
University of Northern Colorado

Sigma Delta Pi’s “Honor Chapters” Named for 2015-16 Academic Year

During its Triennial Convention in Miami, Florida on July 8, 2016, the National Executive Committee of Sigma Delta Pi named the Capítulos de Honor y Mérito for the 2015-16 academic year:

Arkansas State U
Arkansas Tech U
College of Charleston
Florida Atlantic U
Georgia College & State U
Illinois State U
Marquette U
Montclair State U
Texas Tech U
Truman State U
U of Northern Colorado
U of Virginia
West Virginia U