Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial (1919-2019) and the AATSP: A “Special Note”


Sigma Delta Pi’s current centennial celebration also recognizes its long-standing partner: the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  As part of the ongoing research for the upcoming (summer 2020) book on Sigma Delta Pi’s 100-year history (1919-2019), a “Special Note” has just been published in the March 2019 issue of Hispania that outlines some of the many historical ties between the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese:

Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP: A Shared Century of Leadership and Collaboration
Hispania 102.1, 2019, pp 5-7

Premio Mario Vargas Llosa 2019: WEDNESDAY, May 1 Nomination Deadline


Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 9th 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.


1)      Nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student;

2)      Nominee must have completed at least eight (8) upper-division courses (post intermediate level) total in Spanish language, literature and culture;

3)      Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;

4)      Nominator must be a member of the AATSP;

5)      The completed “Nomination Form” (download here) and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail by May 1, 2019.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2019 award will be made by a committee comprising leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP with Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director serving as chair.

Nominees will be selected on the basis of academic achievement in all upper-division Spanish courses completed and extra-curricular involvement as related to Spanish.

Sigma Delta Pi provides the 2019 Mario Vargas Llosa Award recipient with a plaque, the most recent issue of the Maria Moliner Diccionario de uso de español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels; the AATSP will organize and host the award venue at their 2019 conference in San Diego, CA.  Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a travel stipend to defer costs related to attending the conference. The awardee will be announced prior to the AATSP Conference.


Sigma Delta Pi: Graduate Research Grant Program, 2019: March 1 Application Deadline

Please distribute to your graduate student members of Sigma Delta Pi:


Sigma Delta Pi, National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society

is pleased to announce its graduate research grant program for the summer of 2019 and the 2019-20 academic year. An eligible graduate student who is an active member of Sigma Delta Pi may apply for one grant of up to $2000 to support travel ABROAD to Spain or Spanish America for the sole purpose of research related to Hispanic Studies.  No more than five total grants may be awarded in 2019 based upon the quality and depth of the pool of applications.

Application deadline: March 1, 2019.

Click here for additional details and downloadable application form.

Sigma Delta Pi’s First SHLE Study Abroad Award Winner: Mr. David Andrew Lynch of North Central Texas College

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,

is pleased to announce that Mr. David Andrew Lynch of the North Central Texas College Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española (SHLE) is our inaugural Juan Manuel Sampere Scholarship winner for the SHLE Undergraduate Study Abroad Award Program. Mr. Lynch will spend four weeks studying abroad in Costa Rica in July 2019 with Estudio Sampere

Join Us at NEXT WEEK at Sigma Delta Pi’s 16th Annual Informative Session, Inaugural Graduate Research Symposium and Reception at the 71st KFLC, April 19-21, 2018!

Sigma Delta Pi chapter delegates (advisers, student officers and members), Executive Council Members and Honorary Presidents are 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 the 71st Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 19-21, 2018 at the University of Kentucky.

Events for Friday, April 20
Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Symposium
10:00am-12:00pm, Patterson Hall 206

Sigma Delta Pi General Informative Session
2-3:30pm, Patterson Hall 206

Sigma Delta Pi Reception
6:30pm, Mason-Headly Room, Campbell House (1375 S. Broadway Rd.)

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

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’s Board of Student Advisers Publishes 3rd Issue of Newsletter: _Sigma Delta Pideas_

Sigma Delta Pi’s Board of Student Advisers (BSA)
has published its 3rd issue (March 2018) of
Sigma Delta Pideas, the BSA’s official newsletter.

Please enjoy this latest issue as we collectively congratulate our fine student leaders of the BSA for their continued work.

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.

ƩΔΠ Congratulates

Sigma Delta Pi congratulates the newly-elected officers of our Board of Student Advisers for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year:




Next month we will issue a call for interest to appoint two additional members to Sigma Delta Pi’s Board of Student Advisers.  Please keep a lookout for related information.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Newest Partner

Sigma Delta Pi

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

CCID for Blog

Beginning September 1, 2017 Sigma Delta Pi will provide Institutional Members of Community Colleges for International Development a $10 discount on the charter fee when applying for a new chapter of La Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española (Spanish honor society for 2-yr colleges).


Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce the release of its completely overhauled website.

Sigma Delta Pi


This new website reflects numerous changes, to include access to and submission of various forms, as well as new addresses for many of the website links.  Please ensure that you update ANY specific webpages from with the correct addresses for your chapter websites, blogs and social media.  Much has changed from the previous website that requires your chapter’s attention for its local promotional materials.


1)  Information and materials for Chapter Advisers are now found on the “Adviser Resources” tab on the main page of the website:

2)  A new online ordering platform has been adopted for the request of materials (membership pins, certificates, etc.) from our national office. Please review carefully:  The previous MS Word order form that was downloadable from the old website, as well as any previous electronic/paper order forms you may have on hand ARE NO LONGER VALID AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please use the online platform exclusively for all future orders to avoid delays with your requests.

3)  Entre Nosotros submissions can now be uploaded at our website.  To learn more visit:

Finally, we are ALWAYS open to suggestions. Have an idea to improve the navigability or the information available at our website, please let us know! Nothing is ever perfect, but Sigma Delta Pi ALWAYS strives to improve for the benefit of our members.