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
National Charter Month commemorates Sigma Delta Pi’s founding on November 14, 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley by graduate student Ruth Barnes. Please plan now to highlight your chapter and its activities during the month of November. This is also a wonderful opportunity to locate and display your chapter’s charter!
Why not plan an initiation ceremony to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month in November?!?! An induction of new members can be held any time of year, and many chapters hold multiple initiations annually (once received, all orders are processed within 24 hours).
And don’t forget our 4th annual Facebook Birthday Cake Picture Competition to celebrate National Charter Month and Sigma Delta Pi’s 97th birthday.
1) During the month of November, chapters are invited to post a picture of their unique Sigma Delta Pi b-day cakes at our FB page: www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapi.
2) The pictured cake must include a reference, etched in icing on the cake, to Sigma Delta Pi’s 97th b-day.
3) It must be an actual cake that displays the Sigma Delta Pi logo.
4) for the accompanying “description,” include the name of the originating chapter and institution. For example: “Eta Upsilon, Illinois State University.”
The winning picture will be featured during the entire month of December at Sigma Delta Pi’s FB page, and the winning chapter will receive an award certificate. Cakes will be judged on artistic merit and originality. The winning chapter will receive a $100 credit that may be applied to future orders placed with the national office.
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.
Professor Comfort Pratt of Texas Tech University was granted the inaugural Germán D. Carrillo Award for her outstanding service to the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society during the 2013-16 triennium.
The Sigma Delta Pi chapters of the University of North Carolina Pembroke and Wittenburg University have been named co-recipients of the Phoenix Award for extraordinary and exemplary activity as compared to the previous year(s).
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
Montclair State University
Texas Tech University
Truman State University
University of Northern Colorado
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
Montclair State U
Texas Tech U
Truman State U
U of Northern Colorado
U of Virginia
West Virginia U