Sigma Tau Delta

Alpha Beta Phi Chapter

Sigma Tau Delta is a National English Honor Society. In addition to conferring distinction for high achievement in English language and literature, the Society’s Articles of Incorporation call for “service to society by fostering literacy.” Ashland University’s chapter strives to build student-professor relationships outside of the classroom, serve as leaders in the English department and foster literacy in the Ashland community.

Qualifications for Membership

To apply to Sigma Tau Delta, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Sophomore standing or higher
  2. 3.0 minimum GPA in at least TWO English classes beyond English 102
  • You need to have completed these classes by the end of the spring 2013 semester, with grades turned in by May 17.
  • You DO NOT need to have an English major or minor to be a member of Sigma Tau Delta. We welcome all who love literature and writing to join.
  • Seniors graduating in May 2013 are not eligible for membership, though seniors graduating in December 2014 may apply.

Application for Membership

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in becoming an active member of this vibrant scholarly community, please submit this form to:

Dr. Hilary Teynor Donatini
111 Bixler, ext. 5224,
Mailbox located in 217 Bixler
Prof. Donatini will accept hard copies in her mailbox or electronic copies submitted through e-mail.

DEADLINE: Applications MUST be received by April 26. You will be notified of your acceptance by August 30

Duties of Membership

Members of Sigma Tau Delta participate in the following ways:

  • Attend approximately two chapter meetings a semester
  • Fulfill duties by volunteering or assignment for one of Sigma Tau Delta’s student committees
  • May take a leadership position
  • Attend Sigma Tau Delta events, such as outings to see plays or baseball games and Hob Nob game nights, which aim to build relationships with students and faculty members
  • Note: as a member of Sigma Tau Delta, you will receive discounts on Sigma Tau Delta sponsored activities and trips with the English department.


Meet with the Administrative Director Sarah M. Wells for an... Read more
The third annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference features guest presenters... Read more