Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was founded on November 14, 1919, at the University of California, Berkeley by a junior undergraduate student named Ruth Helen Barnes. Later that same academic year, on May 1, 1920, the first formal induction ceremony was conducted. Therefore, the Society’s centennial celebration begins January 1, 2019 and continues through July 31, 2020 with numerous initiatives and opportunities that will highlight Sigma Delta Pi’s 100-year history.
Each new member initiated during the 2019 calendar year received a special commemorative membership pin of the design posted above. Existing members of Sigma Delta Pi may also purchase this same pin for the cost of $10 through their home chapters.
During the spring 2020 semester, and to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s first formal induction ceremony on May 1, 1920 in Berkeley, CA, all new members will receive the Ruth Barnes’ commemorative pin that replicates the original presented to founding members. Existing members may also purchase this same replica for the cost of $10 through their home chapters.
The following links serve to assist members, chapters and friends of Sigma Delta Pi with participating in our centennial celebration:
Ruth Helen Barnes