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Chapters are asked to UPLOAD IN THE AFOREMENTIONED SHARED FOLDER Sigma Delta Pi historical content for possible inclusion in the Museo Virtual  (electronic submissions only):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

St. John’s University and Western Illinois University Named Co-Recipients of the 2017 Frida Kahlo Award

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce that the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of St. John’s University and the Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter at Western Illinois University have been named co-recipients of the 2017 Frida Kahlo Award for their outstanding websites.

Texas Tech University: Recipient of 2016 Frida Kahlo Award

Texas Tech University’s Alpha Phi Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Frida Kahlo Award, granted annually to a chapter for its outstanding website.  For a list of all past awardees, please visit