Our History

Origins of Sigma Kappa Delta

by Dr. Don Perkins

Alpha Chapter Cottey College

Founded on April 21, 1996, Sigma Kappa Delta () has its origins in Sigma Tau Delta (), the national English honor society for four-year colleges and universities. Many English instructors in the growing two-year college system had been members of during college and were interested in offering the same opportunity to two-year college students. For years before s founding, the national headquarters of had received calls from instructors asking about possible membership for two-year college students. Few two-year college students qualified for membership because membership in that organization is limited to majors in English related fields.