Graduate student members may apply for research grants of up to $2000 to support research abroad. Outstanding students may also be nominated by their local chapters to receive prestigious awards recognizing noteworthy involvement in his/her local chapter. For more information, please visit the organization's website.
Undergraduate student requirements:
- Each candidate must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (18 semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization (Spanish for the professions may be considered as a Hispanic culture course provided that culture is the foundation of the course content) at the junior/3rd year level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student’s work is of “B” or “A” quality.
- The student must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken. (The candidate MUST have earned grades in completed Spanish courses in order to qualify for membership.)
- The student must rank in the upper 35% of his/her class—sophomore, junior, or senior—and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work (institutions unable to generate class rank should use a 3.2 cumulative grade point average as this criterion).
Graduate student requirements:
You must have completed two courses towards your degree in the Spanish program. If you are currently enrolled in your first two courses of your degree, you do not qualify at this time. Please note that there will be future induction ceremonies, at least one per year. Also please note that the prerequisites for undergraduate students are distinct and much more detailed. If you qualify and are interested in participating in the induction ceremony, please bring an unofficial transcript to the main office of the School of International Letters and Cultures (LL 440) between the hours of 9 am – 5 pm and ask the administrative assistant to place it in the mailbox of Dr. Cynthia Tompkins, Faculty Advisor.
The submission deadline for Graduate Students is October 06, 2017, and for Undergraduate Students is November 11, 2017. If it is confirmed that you meet the requirements, you will receive an official invitation letter. One time, life-membership dues are $40, payable by check or money order to Sigma Delta Pi. The initiation ceremony will be held on January 26, 2018.