General FAQ's

Membership Benefits

Advantages include the following:

  • Prestige of membership in a national honor society.

  • Apply for scholarships and awards.

  • Vote at all chapter meetings of the society.

  • Eligibility to serve as a chapter officer.

  • Attend scholarly presentations and colloquia of the sponsoring academic department.

  • Represent the local chapter at state, regional, and national conventions.

  • Receive other benefits, such as publications, of the Society.

  • Associate with other Sigma Kappa Delta members on local levels and regional levels and with Sigma Kappa Delta and Sigma Tau Delta members on the national level who share your interest in literature, the English language, and fine arts.

Become a member of Sigma Kappa Delta

  • Your school must have a local chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta.

  • You should contact the local advisor of the chapter who can explain steps in becoming a member.

  • Check our Chapter Directory to find out if your school has a chapter and to find your local chapter's advisor.

Find a chapter & become a member

  • To pursue the advantages of Sigma Kappa Delta membership, contact the chair of your English department for assistance in establishing a chapter or ask an English faculty member if s/he would help you charter a chapter at your school.

  • Only a full-time faculty member can verify eligibility for membership, so it is imperative that a school first have

  • a chapter with a faculty advisor.

  • Also, see Chartering Chapters

Can I lose membership in Sigma Kappa Delta?

  • No: Once a member, always a member. Dues are for lifetime membership.

Replacing a lost/ruined Membership - Student Answer

  • Contact your Chapter Advisor to request a replacement certificate. A replacement certificate will be mailed to the Chapter Advisor for a fee of $5.00.

Eligibility for Awards & Scholarships

  • Sigma Kappa Delta offers various awards and scholarships. You may be eligible for some but not for others. Read the directions/criteria for each award/scholarship