November 2023: Sigma Delta Pi’s 104th B-Day, National Charter Month, 10th Annual B-Day Cake Photo Competition, Frida Kahlo Award

November 2023 marks Sigma Delta Pi’s 104th B-day and National Charter Month

During all of November and to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month,
complimentary copies of T. Earle Hamilton’s 1995 Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994 (218 pp) and LaPrade and Del Mastro’s2005 Recounting a Decade, 1995-2004 (37 pp)
will be included with each purchased, signed copy of Del Mastro’s 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century: 1919-2019,available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website:

How is your chapter commemorating Sigma Delta Pi’s 104th birthday in November?

Why not locate and display your chapter’s charter?

If you have not yet held a fall 2023 
initiation of new members,

why not plan an initiation ceremony in November to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 104th B-day and National Charter Month?
Remember that guidelines for remote (ZOOM) ceremonies are available at:

Virtual Event

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00pm (EDT) for Sigma Delta Pi’s next virtual event with the Embassy of Spain to discuss the members-only benefit of priority consideration for the North American Language & Culture Assistants Program. Free registration in advance of this event at

2013 Winner: Eta Upsilon, Illinois State University

10th Annual Birthday Cake Picture Competition
to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 104th birthday.

To enter:

1) During this month of November, chapters are invited to e-mail a picture of their unique Sigma Delta Pi b-day cakes to  

2) The pictured cake must include a reference, etched in icing on the cake, to Sigma Delta Pi’s 104th b-day

3) It must be an actual cake that displays the Sigma Delta Pi logo.
4) Student members must contribute to the design of the cake.

5) For the accompanying “description,” include in the text of the e-mail the name of the originating chapter and institution.  For example: “Eta Upsilon, Illinois State University.”

Each entry will be posted to our national Sigma Delta Pi Facebook page: posted directly to this page will be disqualified; pictures must be e-mailed as specified above to

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 plaque.  Cakes will be judged on artistic merit, originality and compliance with submission rules noted above.  The winning chapter will receive a $100 credit that may be applied to future orders placed for memberships and other materials offered directly by the national office.

Frida Kahlo Award

Outstanding chapter submissions that are accepted by the Executive Committee for inclusion in Sigma Delta Pi’s
Museo Virtual Ruth H. Barnes
will be considered for the Frida Kahlo Award.
For additional details to include submission criteria, please visit:

Sigma Delta Pi’s Charter Challenge: Call for Chapter Submissions for the Ruth H. Barnes Virtual Museum and Eligibility for the Frida Kahlo Award (Deadline: October 31)

Charter Challenge and the Ruth. H. Barnes Virtual Museum

Miriam Burt, socia fundadora de Sigma Delta Pi.

To commemorate the anniversary of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society held its 3rd annual
“Día de Sigma Delta Pi” back on May 1, 2022 at 5:00pm EDST with a remote inauguration via Zoom of El Museo Virtual.

If you missed the event, the video recording is available at:

At any time, chapters may submit pictures of their signed charters (the document/canvas your chapter was issued when founded) for inclusion in the Museo Virtual

If your chapter has a charter that was issued prior to the year 2000 that you would like to contribute to the gallery, please upload a high-resolution photo (gif or jpg file) in the following shared folder:


Additionally we welcome ALL YEAR LONG other contributions for our “Artifacts Gallery” that may have been passed down to our advisers. If you have copies of old certificates, paper order forms or correspondence, please upload your photos for consideration at

All uploaded documents, photos, etc., should be explicitly labeled in the title of the uploaded file (e.g., chapter name, college/university, item in question, etc.)

Submit by October 31 to qualify for the 2022 Frida Kahlo Award:

Chapters are asked to UPLOAD IN THE AFOREMENTIONED SHARED FOLDER Sigma Delta Pi historical content for possible inclusion in the Museo Virtual  (electronic submissions only):

·  Staged Photos (may include works of Sigma Delta Pi-related art: drawings, paintings, etc.). All photos must include a brief caption (50 words or less) with chapter name and description; for photos of events (initiation ceremonies will not be considered): also include date(s). Photos of poor quality or inadequate resolution cannot be considered.
·  Short Videos
·  Poems
·  Music (audio files)
·  Other (this list is not exhaustive as we expect creative chapters may have unique, relevant ideas for exhibits)

Large files should NOT be sent as attachments, but rather as links to the file(s) in cloud storage (e.g.: GoogleDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox). All submissions should be sent either by an official chapter adviser or student officers, and will be reviewed by Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Committee for possible inclusion in the Museo Virtual.  Outstanding submissions that are approved for inclusion in the museum will be eligible for the Frida Kahlo Award, to be presented during National Charter Month in November 2022.

Submissions accepted all year by uploading items at, but to qualify for the 2022 Frida Kahlo Award, submissions must be received by October 31.

The winning chapter of the 2022 Frida Kahlo Award will be announced during a special event to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s 103rd birthday on November 14.
More details forthcoming, but mark your calendars!