Thank you for your interest in Sigma Kappa Delta, the National English Honor Society for Two-Year College Students.
Sigma Kappa Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate studies. The organization was founded in 1996 in Chicago, Illinois, under the auspices of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society for four-year colleges and universities and is incorporated as a 501 c (3) not-for-profit educational entity. Sigma Kappa Delta is headquartered at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama, and has over 130 active chapters located in the United States with approximately 2700 members inducted annually. Student members need NOT be English majors. A chapter may be established at a two-year college which grants associate degrees and is accredited by the appropriate national or regional accrediting agency.
Sigma Kappa Delta offers its members prestigious opportunities to further enhance language, literature, and communication skills by networking, attending national conferences, hearing and meeting renowned writers, competing for scholarships, being published in a national literary journal, and sharing valuable educational opportunities with those whose personal and professional lives have been enriched by the study of language and literature. In addition to recognizing outstanding students, local chapters of provide a delightful way to offer community spirit to students and faculty who love the humanities.
Your campus and department will also benefit from an active chapter. Membership in national honor societies brings recognition to students and their institutions. Members and faculty who attend national and regional conferences take new ideas back to their own schools, and members presence on campus adds an element of prestige to the entire campus. also lends itself to the sense of fraternity
that is often limited on two-year campuses, thus providing unity and fellowship among students.
Join our network of 137 chapters across the nation by chartering a Sigma Kappa Delta chapter on your campus this year.