Sigma Tau Delta
About Alpha Nu Psi Chapter of
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is an international English Honors Society founded in 1924. Sigma strives to
Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies
Provide through local chapters cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language
Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing
Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members
Exhibit high standards of academic excellence
Serve society by fostering literacy
Chapters are located in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States; there are approximately 8,500 members inducted annually.
Northwestern's Alpha Nu Psi Chapter is sponsored by Dr. Jennifer Page, Assistant Professor of English.
To become a member of Sigma at Northwestern, undergraduate candidates must
Have completed at least three semesters of college work
Have completed at least two college courses in English beyond the usual freshman requirements
Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in English courses
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in general scholarship
Awards and Scholarships
Sigma commits thousands of dollars each year to awards and scholarships for members and chapters.
Sigma is proud to offer many fun opportunities for its members to promote the discipline of English to the Northwestern community. Each fall, Sigma hosts a banned book reading that coincides with Halloween. At this masquerade event, students and faculty are encouraged to read passages from books that have been banned or challenged at a variety of institutions in order to bring more awareness to issues of censorship and intellectual freedom.
Sigma also offers several fun, relaxing events during the academic year so that members can take a break from the rigors of study, work, and other obligations to enjoy each other's company and catch up. These events include on- and off-campus movie nights as well as dinner outings. Many of our on-campus movie nights are themed or holiday-related, and members are usually invited to wear pajamas and bring snacks or fun activities.
Alpha Nu Psi considers community service an integral part of its mission. Members have become involved in a number of service projects, including adult literacy programs, book collections for the needy, recycling, and volunteer activities in support of university-sponsored special events. Recently, we have completed bake sales and other fundraisers to help pay for a club trip to see and discuss Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.