General FAQ's

Membership Benefits

Advantages include the following:

  • Prestige of membership in a national honor society.

  • Apply for scholarships and awards.

  • Vote at all chapter meetings of the society.

  • Eligibility to serve as a chapter officer.

  • Attend scholarly presentations and colloquia of the sponsoring academic department.

  • Represent the local chapter at state, regional, and national conventions.

  • Receive other benefits, such as publications, of the Society.

  • Associate with other Sigma Kappa Delta members on local levels and regional levels and with Sigma Kappa Delta and Sigma Tau Delta members on the national level who share your interest in literature, the English language, and fine arts.

Become a member of Sigma Kappa Delta

  • Your school must have a local chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta.

  • You should contact the local advisor of the chapter who can explain steps in becoming a member.

  • Check our Chapter Directory to find out if your school has a chapter and to find your local chapter's advisor.

Find a chapter & become a member

  • To pursue the advantages of Sigma Kappa Delta membership, contact the chair of your English department for assistance in establishing a chapter or ask an English faculty member if s/he would help you charter a chapter at your school.

  • Only a full-time faculty member can verify eligibility for membership, so it is imperative that a school first have

  • a chapter with a faculty advisor.

  • Also, see Chartering Chapters

Can I lose membership in Sigma Kappa Delta?

  • No: Once a member, always a member. Dues are for lifetime membership.

Replacing a lost/ruined Membership - Student Answer

  • Contact your Chapter Advisor to request a replacement certificate. A replacement certificate will be mailed to the Chapter Advisor for a fee of $5.00.

Eligibility for Awards & Scholarships

  • Sigma Kappa Delta offers various awards and scholarships. You may be eligible for some but not for others. Read the directions/criteria for each award/scholarship carefully. Please see the scholarship/award information on this website for specific information.  

Local chapter officer responsibilities

  • A list of responsibilities of the local chapter officers is in the Chapter Handbook Section 7 (pg 14).



Sigma Kappa Delta National Office

Calhoun Community College

Department of Language and Literature

P.O. Box 2216

Decatur, AL 35609-2216


Advisor FAQ's

Membership eligibility

Active members must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a two-year college with a Sigma Kappa Delta Chapter.

  • Have completed a minimum of one college course (excluding developmental courses) in English language or literature.

  • Have no grade lower than a B in English.

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in general scholarship.

  • Have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college course work for a cumulative total of twelve semester hours.

  • Students are not required to be English majors.

Finding a chapter

  • Go to the Chapter Directory on our website. Chapters are listed alphabetically by school name. If your school has a local chapter, the advisor's name and