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Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

 “Sigma Tau Delta has opened a lot of different career options for me. This organization has shown me the wealth of employment opportunities in the writing and publishing fields.”
- Rachel Skaaland, Vice President of Sigma Tau Delta at Bethany


Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University.  Over 800 active chapters are located in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, with more than 1,000 Faculty Sponsors, and approximately 9,000 members inducted annually.

Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

Alpha Rho Tau

Local chapters, like Bethany’s Alpha Rho Tau, provide cultural stimulation on college campuses, promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities, foster all aspects of the discipline of English--literature, language, and writing, promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members, exhibit high standards of academic excellence, and serve society by fostering literacy.