Sigma Delta Pi and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese are proud to announce their inaugural chapter grant program for 2017. A Sigma Delta Pi chapter and a SHH chapter, both of active status, may apply for a joint grant of up to $300 to support a collaborative project in spring 2017 that complements the missions of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH . This grant program aims to promote collaboration between chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH to help raise the visibility of Spanish honor societies in our communities and to incentivize high school honor society members to continue their Spanish education at the collegiate level. Deadline for applications: February 15, 2017. For the downloadable application and further details, please visit: http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SDP-SHHchaptergrants.html
Ruth Barnes de la UC-Berkeley.
Fundadora de la Sociedad.
¡Feliz cumpleaños Sigma Delta Pi!
Hoy el 14 de noviembre de 2016 la Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica cumple 97 años.
La historia: http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/About.Us.html
Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce its graduate research grant program for the summer of 2017 and the 2017-18 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 four total grants may be awarded in 2017 based upon the quality and depth of the pool of applications. March 1, 2017 submission deadline.
Call for Student Papers
for Sigma Delta Pi’s 5th Annual “Best Practices” Session
to be held at the 99th Conference of the
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Hilton Chicago Hotel: Chicago, IL
July 6-9, 2017
Student Members of active Sigma Delta Pi chapters are invited to submit a proposal for a 15-minute presentation on your chapter’s “best practices” that focuses on Sigma Delta Pi activities at your local institution. We strongly encourage proposals from student members who are actively involved in initiating, organizing, executing and/or participating in Sigma Delta Pi activities at their institutions.
By October 31, 2016, please e-mail the following to Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org):
1) your full name
2) name of your Sigma Delta Pi chapter and college/university
3) name of your chapter adviser
4) title of your proposed presentation
5) summary of your proposed presentation (no longer than 150 words)
3-4 papers will be selected from the submissions received, and the student presenters will be notified in early December 2016.
A student whose paper is selected for presentation will receive a $300 travel stipend plus paid conference registration courtesy of Sigma Delta Pi and a complimentary awards banquet ticket courtesy of the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). However, the same student is expected to secure travel-related funding for all remaining expenses through his/her college/university, either via the academic departments, the dean’s or provost’s office, the office of student activities, or other institutional sources. Colleges/universities often provide funding for students presenting at conferences. Your chapter adviser can assist you with exploring these funding options. Sigma Delta Pi is unable to provide monetary support beyond the $300 travel stipend and conference registration per selected student.
For information on the AATSP conference in July 2017, please visit the website: www.aatsp.org.
Any questions should be directed to the Executive Director: email@example.com
Remember that next summer the Sigma Delta Pi Executive Committee will select “Honor Chapters” based on the required annual reports that each chapter will submit at the conclusion of the current (2016-17) academic year.
Is your chapter striving for “Honor Chapter” status this year? See how at
Professor Comfort Pratt of Texas Tech University was granted the inaugural Germán D. Carrillo Award for her outstanding service to the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society during the 2013-16 triennium.
The Sigma Delta Pi chapters of the University of North Carolina Pembroke and Wittenburg University have been named co-recipients of the Phoenix Award for extraordinary and exemplary activity as compared to the previous year(s).
The following chapters of Sigma Delta Pi were bestowed the Octavio Paz Award in 2016 for maintaining “Honor Chapter” status for the 2013-16 triennium:
College of Charleston
Illinois State University
Montclair State University
Texas Tech University
Truman State University
University of Northern Colorado
During its Triennial Convention in Miami, Florida on July 8, 2016, the National Executive Committee of Sigma Delta Pi named the Capítulos de Honor y Mérito for the 2015-16 academic year:
Arkansas State U
Arkansas Tech U
College of Charleston
Florida Atlantic U
Georgia College & State U
Illinois State U
Montclair State U
Texas Tech U
Truman State U
U of Northern Colorado
U of Virginia
West Virginia U
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Executive Director Mark P. Del Mastro inducted James and Esther Ferguson into Sigma Delta Pi’s prestigious Order of the Discoverers. The Fergusons are well known for their philanthropic activities throughout the southeast region, but most notably for their donation to the College of Charleston of two historic buildings in Trujillo, Spain for the purpose of providing study abroad opportunities to students. This year the College of Charleston commemorates 20 years of its study abroad program in Trujillo, thanks to the generosity of the Fergusons.