Student membership in Sigma Kappa Delta is only by invitation to undergraduate students currently enrolled at a college or university with an active Sigma Kappa Delta chapter. It is an outward recognition of personal accomplishment and signifies that those invited to join Sigma Kappa Delta have achieved the Society’s high standards of academic excellence. Benefits of membership include:

Academic Recognition

Members receive a personalized Sigma Kappa Delta membership certificate and the official Society pin to signify high achievement in English language, writing, and literature.


Members are eligible to apply for a variety of Sigma Kappa Delta scholarships valued at up to $750 each.

Writing Awards and Opportunities

Members may submit papers for publication (See Awards section) in the Hedera helix. Works selected for publication are also eligible for overall awards and monetary prizes.

Annual Convention

Members may submit papers for presentation at the annual Sigma Tau Delta international convention. Works selected for presentation are also eligible for overall awards and monetary prizes.
Members who attend the annual convention have opportunities to hear students from throughout the U.S. and abroad present their creative and critical writing, to attend sessions on student leadership and chapter activities, and to listen to presentations by noted authors. Featured speakers at recent conventions include Neil G