Chapter Planning for Fall 2023 Term! (PLEASE SAVE)

Sigma Delta Pi

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 in 2023: Adviser and Chapter Planning (PLEASE SAVE)

As you plan your chapter’s activities in the new year of 2023, please remember these important resources and opportunities:

Wishing all our chapters and members a successful and productive 2023.

Please e-mail all questions to

Adviser and Chapter Planning in Another Academic Year of COVID

Last academic year during the ongoing global pandemic, Sigma Delta Pi’s chapters demonstrated great resiliency through remote initiations of new members and various creative activities of engagement. Although we are not yet back to the “normal” campus environment we had anticipated, we do know how to keep Sigma Delta Pi alive and active at our respective institutions and despite present circumstances.  As you plan for your chapter’s activities in the 2021-22 academic year, please remember these important resources and opportunities:

Wishing all our chapters a successful and productive academic year, and as always, please e-mail us with any unanswered questions at

Sigma Delta Pi’s José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser: Call for Nominations

Once every three years, at its national triennial convention, Sigma Delta Pi honors one of our most outstanding chapter advisers with a cash award and a beautiful plaque. Click here for a list of past recipients. The next José Martel Award will be presented in 2019 at Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the AATSP’s 101st annual conference at the Town and Country Hotel, July 8-11.

A nominee for this award must have served at one college or university as a successful chapter adviser for five consecutive years with at least one initiation each year, be currently serving as chapter adviser, and be nominated by a chapter or by a member of the Executive Council. The nomination must document the accomplishments of the adviser in connection with the chapter, as well as the adviser’s other academic achievements. Supporting letters/e-mails from the nominee’s dean and another high college official must accompany the nomination. It is suggested that the activities of the chapter during the past five years (including the 2018-19 academic year) be enumerated and described, and that a résumé detailing the nominee’s professional activities be included. For the 2019 award, the complete nomination packet must be sent by May 1, 2019 via e-mail to the Executive Director at Incomplete nominations will not be considered.


The Premio José Martel commemorates the service of Dr. José Martel, who died August 22, 1979, at the age of 96, after serving Sigma Delta Pi loyally and unselfishly for over half a century in many capacities: chapter adviser, vice president, honorary president, faithful counselor, orator on national occasions, and polished author in the rewriting of parts of our ritual and in the preparation of award certificates. The inaugural José Martel Award was presented to Dr. Lucía D. Bonilla of Hunter College, CUNY in December 1971 at the triennial convention in New York.



Sigma Delta Pi’s Outstanding Chapter Adviser of the Year: PREMIO MINAYA ÁLVAR-FÁÑEZ, 2018

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate
Hispanic Honor Society, congratulates

Dr. Jerry Smartt, Friends University

Dr. Jerry Smartt of Friends University,
the 2018 recipient of the Minaya Álvar-Fáñez Award:

Established in 2004, this award may recognize yearly one Chapter Adviser for exemplary initiative in encouraging and assisting with chapter activities. The awardee will receive a plaque and a cash award and will be chosen by the Executive Committee on the basis of the Annual Reports that each active chapter submits at the end of the academic year.



Chapter news and pictures for possible publication in spring 2018 issue of Entre NosotrosClick here for details 


Nominations for the Gabriela Mistral Award.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Click here for details.

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Click here for details.

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Click here for online ordering (downloadable forms have been discontinued).

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:
For the medallion and repostero, click here.

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles, click here.

For regular announcements and news, visit: 

Click here for National Announcements and News blog.

Click here for the National Facebook page.

Looking for a special holiday gift for a Sigma Delta Pi member?

The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has two authorized retailers of official
Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:

 Kalamazoo Regalia (click here) for t-shirts, sweat shirts, ball cap, men’s silk tie, medallion pen, travel mug, license plate frame and membership certificate frames.

 Herff Jones (click here) for the Sigma Delta Pi pendant (choices of vermeil and sterling silver).

 Sigma Delta Pi’s National Office (click here) for the Sigma Delta Pi medallion.

Sigma Delta Pi: Orders, Fax Machine Decommissioned



 As you will recall from the multiple notifications sent to you since last summer, Sigma Delta Pi no longer accepts orders for pins and certificates via e-mail or fax.  ALL orders MUST be placed using our online platform at

 From the main webpage of, this online ordering platform is also found by clicking the “For Advisers” menu at the top of the webpage, clicking “Resource Page,” and then under the “Resources for Ceremonies” subheading, click:


With this platform, Sigma Delta Pi “retired” its long-standing fax machine and NO LONGER has a working fax or fax number.  Therefore please ensure that all future orders for pins and materials are always submitted using the aforementioned links.  Using old MS Word order forms will only delay the processing of your future orders as e-mailed orders cannot be processed since summer 2017.  And any attempts to submit orders via Sigma Delta Pi’s decommissioned fax number will be unsuccessful.

 Finally, please remember that only select Sigma Delta Pi merchandise is sold through the national office (e.g., medallions and the “repostero”).  All other official and approved Sigma Delta Pi merchandise items are sold through our exclusive authorized retailer: Kalamazoo Regalia.  All purchases of honor cords, stoles, chapter starter kits, altar runners, certificate frames, registry, hat, silk tie, shirts and sweatshirts should be made directly at

Thanks for your attention to these important details as we strive to avoid all delays with your ordering of Sigma Delta Pi membership materials and paraphernalia. If you have any related questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at or