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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.

Spring 2016 Sigma Tau Delta induction.

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.

Club Events

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.

Service Opportunities

Bailey Cook helps with a fundraiser.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.

For more information on this club, please contact Dr. Jennifer Page, Assistant Professor of English, at (580) 327-8473 or