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Sigma Delta Pi is the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. Not only the largest foreign-language honor society in existence, it is among the elite as attested by its membership since 1966 in the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), the nation's only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. Sigma Delta Pi offers a growing scholarship program exclusively for its active members with annual undergraduate awards for study in Spanish-speaking countries and offers research grants for graduate students, as well as annual awards recognizing outstanding academic achievement and service. Theta Epsilon Chapter organizes social and cultural events and offers leadership and community service opportunities to active members.
Entre Amig@s is a group of graduate and undergradute Spanish students working together to improve their Spanish skills, make friends and learn about the language and cultures of all Spanish speaking countries. All levels of speakers are welcome in our in person sessions that meet every Wednesday in LL49 (Language and Literature Building) from 3pm to 4pm. This club is sponsored by SPAGrad, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi and OLE’ASU Spanish Club. This Spanish Conversation Club is a great opportunity for students to prepare for the Spanish oral exams and other oral and communicative assignments as well as a safe and friendly space where students can improve their Spanish language skills while they are having fun. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Entre Amig@s representatives Rosti Vana firstname.lastname@example.org and Rosita Scerbo email@example.com .
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 website.
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.
Undergraduate student requirements:
1. 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.
2. 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.)
3. 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).
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.