November is Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month!

National Charter Month commemorates undergraduate junior Ruth Barnes’ founding of Sigma Delta Pi on November 14, 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley. Highlight your chapter and its activities during the month of November.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to locate and display your chapter’s charter!

 How can your chapter commemorate?:

1) Plan an initiation ceremony in November!!!  An induction of new members can be held any time of the year, and many chapters hold multiple initiations annually (once received, all orders processed within 24 hours).

2) Participate in our 3rd annual Facebook Birthday Cake Picture Competition to celebrate National Charter Month and Sigma Delta Pi’s 96th birthday.

To enter:

  1. a) During the month of November, chapters are invited to post a picture of their unique Sigma Delta Pi b-day cakes at our FB page:
  2. b) The pictured cake must include a reference, etched in icing on the cake, to Sigma Delta Pi’s 96th b-day.
  3. c) It must be an actual cake that displays the Sigma Delta Pi logo.
  4. d) for the accompanying “description,” include the name of the originating chapter and institution.  For example: “Gamma Gamma, Marquette University.”

The winning picture will be featured during the entire month of December at Sigma Delta Pi’s FB page, and the winning chapter will receive an award certificate.  Cakes will be judged on artistic merit and originality.

3) Execute in November any chapter-sponsored activity that supports Sigma Delta Pi’s mission.


Sigma Delta Pi: Upcoming Deadlines!

Please note upcoming fall 2015 deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi:

November 2, 2015
Student submissions for 4th Annual Sigma Delta Pi “Best Practices Session.” Details at

November 2015 (National Charter Month)
Submissions for 3rd Annual Facebook B-Day Cake Photo Competition. Details at

December 1, 2015
Entries for annual Frida Kahlo Award for outstanding chapter website.  Details at

December 21, 2015
Submissions for the spring 2016 online issue of Entre Nosotros.  Submission Guidelines at

 And don’t forget spring 2016 deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi:

February 1, 2016
Applications for Graduate Research Grants. Application form and related details at

Applications for Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards. Application form and related details at

May 1, 2016
Nominations for José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser. Details at

Nominations for Ana María Matute Award for outstanding graduate student member. Nomination form and related details at

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Application form and related details at



 Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Details at

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Details at

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Downloadable order form at

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:

For the medallion and repostero, see

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles:


For regular announcements and news, visit:


National Announcements and News blog:

National Facebook page:



Deadlines for other opportunities and awards to include our undergraduate study abroad awards and Facebook picture contest will be forthcoming later this fall.

Sigma Delta Pi Offers Numerous Awards, Honors and Grants!

Chapters and members have numerous opportunities at the national level.  See details of the numerous awards, honors, grants and other opportunities at

Sigma Delta Pi’s 3rd Annual “Best Practices” Session and Members Reception at the AATSP Conference in Denver, CO

Sigma Delta Pi invites chapter members and delegates to its 3rd Annual “Best Practices” Session at the 97th Conference of the AATSP in Denver, Colorado on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 1:30-2:45pm at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel. Congratulations to the following three student members selected for this year’s round of presentations:

Paige Bergan of Truman State University: “Utilization of Committees to Achieve Chapter Goals”

Chrysanthemum Gorospe of Marquette University: “Milwaukee Schools Ally Together”

Mayra Jaquez of the University of Northern Colorado: “Poesía a la lengua española”

All Sigma Delta Pi members and attendees to the “Best Practices” Session are invited to a special reception from 2:45-4:00pm at the same hotel.  Click here for registration and additional AATSP Conference information.

Geico: Exclusive Discount Rates for Sigma Delta Pi Members

Sigma Delta Pi partners with Geico to offer our members opportunities for more competitive insurance rates.  Click here for quotes or call 1-800-368-2734 and mention your affiliation with Sigma Delta Pi. Geico is also a generous co-sponsor of our undergraduate study abroad awards.