Sigma Delta Pi’s National Events in 2024: Portland, OR at the 106th AATSP Conference, June 26-July 2

Plan now to join Sigma Delta Pi in Portland, Oregon
for member-centered events, including our annual members/guest-only reception hosted by Vista Higher Learning

at the 106th AATSP Annual Conference  on June 29-July 2, 2024
(specific event days and times TBA)

AATSP conference proposal submissions now being accepted:

Sigma Delta Pi’s 2nd Annual Premio Albatros: Publication Subvention Award for Active Chapter Advisers

Sigma Delta Pi announces its 2nd annual Premio Albatros,
a subvention award of $1,500 that may be granted yearly to one Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser whose manuscript is accepted and published by Albatros Ediciones.

Eligibility requirements:

  • A Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser who is a faculty member of Spanish and who has conducted at least one initiation ceremony of new Sigma Delta Pi members within the past two years prior to the submission of their manuscript proposal to Albatros Ediciones.
  • The candidate must be the current chapter adviser at their institution when they submit their proposal for consideration to Albatros Ediciones.
  • The candidate’s manuscript must be accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones while they are still the active Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser at their institution.
  • Once their manuscript is accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones, the candidate must send a copy of that acceptance no later than June 1, 2024 to to be considered for this award.
  • The candidate whose manuscript is accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones agrees to publish their work with Albatros Ediciones AND submits their final work to Albatros Ediciones as contractually agreed. 
  • Submitted manuscripts should be complete and range between 300-350 pages, or approximately 125,000 words.

Not eligible

  • past chapter advisers.
  • chapter members who are NOT active chapter advisers.
  • members of Sigma Delta Pi’s national Executive Council.
  • chapter advisers whose work will be published by any publisher besides Albatros Ediciones.
  • previous Premio Albatros recipients.

Additional program details and conditions (

  • The recipient of the Premio Albatros will be selected by Sigma Delta Pi and Albatros Ediciones among all qualified candidates whose proposals have been accepted for publication by Albatros Ediciones.  
  • The $1500 subvention (which represents 50% of the total subvention required for publication after acceptance) would be issued directly to Albatros Ediciones after confirmation of receipt of the final manuscript for publication.
  • Only manuscripts published with Albatros Ediciones are eligible.
  • The recipient of the Premio Albatros will receive an award plaque with a press release issued to their home institution.
  • The awardee must also agree to make a presentation on their manuscript in an international, virtual event co-organized by Sigma Delta Pi and Albatros Ediciones.
  • Only one Premio Albatros per academic year (July 1-June 30) may be granted.

For manuscript submission guidelines, please contact Albatros Ediciones:

October 2 Submission Deadline: Sigma Delta Pi’s Call for Student Papers on Chapter “Best Practices” for the 106th AATSP, June 29-July 2, 2024

Sigma Delta Pi

Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 12th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
at the 106th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Portland, OR
June 29-July 2, 2024

Student Members of active Sigma Delta Pi chapters are invited to submit a proposal for a 15-minute presentation on your chapter’s “best practices” that focuses on Sigma Delta Pi activities at your local institution.  We strongly encourage proposals from current student members who are actively involved in initiating, organizing, executing and/or participating in Sigma Delta Pi activities at their institutions.  Members who have already graduated at the time of application may not apply.

By Monday, October 2, 2023, please e-mail the following to

1) your full name
2) name of your Sigma Delta Pi chapter and college/university
3) name of your chapter adviser
4) title of your proposed presentation
5) summary of your proposed presentation (no longer than 150 words)

3-4 papers will be selected from the submissions received, and the student presenters will be notified in early December 2023. 

A student whose paper is selected for presentation will receive a $300 travel stipend plus paid conference registration courtesy of Sigma Delta Pi and complimentary student membership in AATSP courtesy of the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese).  However, the same student is expected to secure travel-related funding for all remaining expenses through their college/university, either via the academic departments, the dean’s or provost’s office, the office of student activities, or other institutional sources.   Colleges/universities often provide funding for students presenting at conferences.  Your chapter adviser can assist you with exploring these funding options.  Sigma Delta Pi is unable to provide monetary support beyond the $300 travel stipend and conference registration per selected student.

For information on the AATSP conference in summer 2024, please visit the website:

Any questions should be directed to

Consult Sigma Delta Pi’s calendar for activities and deadlines:

Chapter Planning for Fall 2023 Term! (PLEASE SAVE)

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We welcome back our Sigma Delta Pi members and chapter advisers to a new academic year! 
As you plan your chapter’s activities for this fall and beyond, please remember these important resources and opportunities:

Wishing all our chapters and members a successful and productive academic year, and please contact us with any questions:

Sigma Delta Pi Announces New Vice President of Northeast: Dr. Osvaldo Sandoval-Leon of Colgate University

Professor Sandoval-León received the Lucy F. Lee Award in 2022 for outstanding chapter adviser of the year, and he has led his student group at Colgate to three consecutive Honor Chapter distinctions (2021-23) and the Phoenix Award (2021) for “a year of extraordinary and exemplary activity as compared to the previous year.” 

We look forward to Dr. Sandoval-León’s continued leadership with Sigma Delta Pi at the regional and national levels.

Sigma Delta Pi’s International Events at the AATSP’s 105th Annual Conference, June 26-29, 2023 in Salamanca, Spain: Plan NOW for the 2024 Conference!

Did you miss Sigma Delta Pi’s various international events last month  
at the 105th Annual Conference of the AATSP?  See highlights below,
and please plan NOW to join us in 2024 for our annual members-only recognition reception
and multiple Sigma Delta Pi-sponsored sessions
at the AATSP’s 106th Annual Conference in Portland, OR.

Sigma Delta Pi and AATSP’s inaugural poetry recital. Pictured: Poet Tina Escaja of the University of Vermont.

Sigma Delta Pi’s signing of MOUs from left to right: renewed partnership with the AATSP via Executive Director Sheri Spaine Long and Executive Director Designate María Carreira;
new partnership with the Spanish Embassy via the Education Counselor for the U.S. and Canada, Jesús Fernández González; new partnership with Pulsera Project via Jillian Bonner, U.S. Administrator.

With partner Vista Higher Learning, sponsor of Sigma Delta Pi’s reception.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Student Best Practices Session featuring Gavin Byrd of Florida State University.