Sigma Tau Delta

The International English Honor Society


The organization was started in 1924. There are 900 active chapters in the States and abroad. There are 9,000 new members inducted every year. DBU established a chapter, Alpha Eta Xi, twenty years ago. There are currently 55 active chapters in Texas, including ACU, Baylor, Mary Hardin-Baylor, ETBU, Hardin-Simmons, HBU, Lubbock Christian, and Wayland Baptist. Other chapters include UNT, UTA, TCU, Texas Wesleyan, Texas Women's, UD, UT, Texas A&M, etc. The current faculty sponsors are Professor Beverly Powell and Dr. Jodi Grimes.

Membership Requirements

  • Open to all DBU students who meet the following requirements and pay the one-time Society Induction Fee ($45) and local membership fee ($5) in the DBU Marketplace.
  • Undergraduate Students: Have completed both college sophomore-level English courses (World Literature I and II) with a 3.0 GPA or better in English and 3.0 or better overall GPA. More than 45 total college credits.
  • Graduate Students: Must be enrolled in a graduate program in English or one of its specializations, completion of six semester hours of graduate work, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.3.