Sigma Delta Pi Society
Sigma Delta Pi, Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica, is the national collegiate Hispanic honor society. The St. Joseph’s College chapter, Phi Delta, has been active since 2002. The purposes of the society are to honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking people; to honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world; to encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture; to foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech; to serve its members in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.
To be eligible for membership, students must have completed three semesters of college courses and at least three years of college Spanish (18 credits), including at least three semester hours of a third-year course in Hispanic literature or civilization and culture. Their GPA in all Spanish courses must average 3.0, and they must rank in the upper 35 percent of their class.
For more information, visit the Sigma Delta Pi website.