Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is pleased to announce its newest partner

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Sabio Books LLC  and Sigma Delta Pi will engage in various activities of mutual support and promotion, to include Sabio Books LLC’s provision of a Teaching Enhancement Grant to one chapter adviser of Sigma Delta Pi, and to one chapter adviser of Sigma Delta Pi’s honor society for 2-year colleges:


More related details available later this year.

October 31 Submission Deadline: Sigma Delta Pi Call for Student Papers on Chapter “Best Practices” for the 100th AATSP Conference in Salamanca, Spain, June 25-28, 2018

Please relay to all your Sigma Delta Pi chapter’s active student members:

Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 6th Annual “Best Practices”  Session
to be held at the 100th Conference of the
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Salamanca, Spain
June 25-28, 2018

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 student members who are actively involved in initiating, organizing, executing and/or participating in Sigma Delta Pi activities at their institutions.

By October 31, 2017, please e-mail the following to Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director (

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 2017.

A student whose paper is selected for presentation will receive a $1000 travel stipend plus paid conference registration courtesy of Sigma Delta Pi and a complimentary awards banquet ticket and 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 his/her 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 $1000 travel stipend and conference registration per selected student.

For information on the AATSP conference in June 2018, please visit the website:

Any questions should be directed to the Executive Director:

Sigma Delta Pi at the 99th Annual AATSP Conference in July 2017; Plan Now for the 100th Annual AATSP in Spain, 2018!

If you missed the AATSP’s 99th annual conference in Chicago this past July, check out the Conference Wrap-Up and the various venues in which Sigma Delta Pi and its members and national officers participated:

Please join Sigma Delta Pi at the 100th Annual AATSP in Salamanca, Spain on June 25-28, 2018.

Click here to submit a proposal.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Board of Student Advisers (BSA) Seeks 2 Additional Members

Monday, September 18 Deadline for Applications

Please distribute to your student chapter members.

This fall, Sigma Delta Pi’s National Executive Committee plans to appoint two additional members of our Board of Student Advisers (BSA).  Established in 2016, the BSA provides national leadership opportunities to our undergraduate and graduate student members of Sigma Delta Pi.  For related details, please review the BSA charter.

Active student members of Sigma Delta Pi who are interested in becoming members of our Board of Student Advisers should submit  to the Executive Director via e-mail ( following information by Monday, September 18, 2017:

1)      Statement of interest.

2)      CV (résumé).

The two new appointees will join the current members of the BSA (see and work together on current projects and as outlined in the aforementioned charter.

Sigma Delta Pi and Vista Higher Learning


Sigma Delta Pi and Vista Higher Learning are pleased to announce their expanded partnership:

Beginning this year, Vista Higher Learning will provide a $100 cash award to each of Sigma Delta Pi’s Honor Chapter awardees with the exception of the Ignacio & Sophie Galbis Award recipient, who will receive a $200 cash award.  Recipients of these Vista cash awards agree to expend these funds exclusively for activities of the Sigma Delta Pi chapter in question.

National Awards for 2017

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce the following National Awards for 2017:

Ignacio and Sophie Galbis Award

Chapter Pi Epsilon, California State University San Marcos

Phoenix Award

Queens University of Charlotte, Professor Erin DeBell.

Minaya Álvar-Fáñez Award

Professor Cynthia Meléndrez
California State University San Marcos

Chapter Project Grant

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville