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Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society

Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Alpha Epsilon Chi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, was inaugurated at the University of Tennessee in 1996. In addition to recognizing English majors with outstanding records, Sigma Tau Delta brings together students with an interest in writing, literature, and language in order to enhance their educational program through co-curricular activities. In the past Sigma Tau Delta has sponsored student-faculty mixers, social events, career panels, and group attendance at cultural events in campus and in the Knoxville area.

Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, is composed of close to 600 chapters located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean; it is the third largest of the 66 members of the Association of College Honors Societies. In addition to sponsoring scholarships and awards, Sigma Tau Delta organizes an annual convention. Students interested in learning more about the international honor society may do so at

In order to qualify for membership a student must be enrolled as an English major or minor, have completed at least three semesters of college work and two courses in English in addition to freshman writing, and have a 3.0 GPA and a 3.2 GPA in English courses. Currently enrolled students who are not English majors may be admitted as associate members if they meet the above requirements. The organization is open to undergraduates and graduate students. All students admitted into Sigma Tau Delta pay a $50 initiation fee, which includes dues for the national organization and local chapter.

Click here for the online Sigma Tau Delta Application, due by March 20, 2024.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud at