Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)


To honor those who excel in the study of Spanish language and the study of literature and culture of Spanish speakers. To acknowledge those who have made Hispanic contributions in contemporary culture, and make sure they are better known in the world of English speakers. To encourage university students to understand and become interested in Hispanic culture and promote friendship and mutual respect between Spanish-speaking and English-speaking peoples. Finally, to serve their members so that all contribute to the achievement of the goals and ideals of the club.

Membership Requirements

Each candidate must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen 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 (third-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 candidate 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 candidate 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.