Sigma Delta Pi: Upcoming Deadlines for Various Awards & Opportunities

Important deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi opportunities:

January 31, 2018

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

February 1, 2018

Submissions for Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards for summer 2018 and 2018-19 academic year: Click here for details 

February 15, 2018

Submissions for Sigma Delta Pi-Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica joint grants for spring 2018: Click here for details 

March 1, 2018

Submissions for Graduate Research Grants for summer 2018 and 2018-19 academic year: Click here for details 

April 15, 2018

Submissions for 7th Annual Facebook Photo Contest. Click here for details.

May 1, 2018

Submissions for Sigma Delta Pi Chapter Project Grants for 2017-18 academic year: Click 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 and no longer accepted).

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.

Sigma Delta Pi Proudly Announces Newest Partner: Internships Colombia

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


Members of Sigma Delta Pi and its Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española (SHLE)
will enjoy a 20% discount on all Internships Colombia fees:  $380 US for Regular Package; $600 US for Premium Package (prices for the year 2018).

Internships Colombia (IC) will work with each registered Sigma Delta Pi and SHLE member to explore possibilities for receiving academic university credit via IC internships.

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.

Plan Now to Send Chapter Delegates to Sigma Delta Pi’s 16th Annual Informative Session and Inaugural Graduate Research Symposium at the 71st KFLC, April 19-21, 2018!

Sigma Delta Pi chapter delegates (advisers, student officers and members), Executive Council Members and Honorary Presidentsare cordially invited to join us for our 16th annual Informative Session AND our Inaugural Graduate Research Symposium (featuring presentations by recipients of Sigma Delta Pi’s Graduate Research Grants in 2017) at the71st Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 19-21, 2018 at the University of Kentucky (exact time and location of Sigma Delta Pi events: TBA).

On Friday evening, April 20 at 6:30pm, Sigma Delta Pi will feature a reception for our attendees and special guests in the Mason-Headley room at the Campbell House (1375 S. Broadway Rd.) in Lexington, KY.

Click here for conference registration
(all attendees of Sigma Delta Pi’s Informative Session must register for the conference) 

Click here to submit a conference abstract (November 6, 2017 deadline)

Our National President, Dr. Lucy F. Lee of Truman State University, and I look forward to seeing you!

A special thanks to Vista Higher Learning for sponsoring Sigma Delta Pi’s reception.


Unfortunately, funding for attendance to these events is not available through Sigma Delta Pi, but please consult with your local institution (home academic department, department chair, dean) for possible travel support.

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 Pendant Now Available!

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce that Herff Jones has collaborated with the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society to make available exclusively for our members the Sigma Delta Pi pendant with both sterling silver and vermeil gold options.  A wonderful gift for that graduating Sigma Delta Pi member, or for any member wishing to wear his/her membership logo proudly with this custom jewelry piece.  Click here for further details and purchasing.  This product is only sold through Herff Jones and NOT the national Sigma Delta Pi office.

Christy Crouse of Truman State University Named 2017 Mario Vargas Llosa Award Recipient

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) are pleased to announce that Christy Crouse of Truman State University is the recipient of the 7th annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award, granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish. Ms. Crouse will be recognized formally at the 99th Annual Conference of the AATSP in Chicago, IL, during the awards banquet on July 8. Congratulations to Ms. Crouse for this exceptional honor.

Upcoming March 2017 Deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi Opportunities

March 1, 2017
Submissions for Graduate Research Grants for summer 2017 and 2017-18 academic year: Click here for details.  

 March 2, 2017
Deadline for early bird registration for to attend the 15th Annual Sigma Delta Pi Informative Session on April 21, 2017 at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Click here to register.