What Do Chapters Do?

 

Chapters are encouraged to hold periodic meetings that members are urged to attend.

Old and new business is discussed which usually centers on the fun chapter activities.

 

Chapter Activities



VOLUNTEER WORK – Community

  • Adopt a nursing home. Read with the residents, put on skits, and send Christmas cards. Spend time with the residents listening to their stories, and then have your students write the stories down and present them to the nursing home residents at the end of the semester.

  • Volunteer at the local library

  • Hold a book drive and donate them to an abuse center or homeless mission (former winner of a Chapter Activity Award).



VOLUNTEER WORK – Primary Schools

  • Adopt a remedial reading group and have the primary school students read to your members (former winner of a Chapter Activity Award)

  • Adopt a local NEHS high school group and get involved in their activities

  • Volunteer tutoring services



VOLUNTEER WORK – College

  • Volunteer tutoring services

  • Hold résumé writing workshops (former winner of a Chapter Activity Award)

  • Adopt a section of your campus for cleanliness and beautification (plant green and gold!)



FIELD TRIPS

  • Writer’s Conferences (community or other schools)

  • Plays (former winner of a Chapter Activity Award – combined with a “discussion with cast and crew” and dinner discussion)

  • Arts Festivals

  • Writer’s Homes/Graves (Faculty Panel at Conference and past National Project)



CAMPUS-WIDE DISCUSSIONS

  • Advertise a “Common Reader” and host writing competitions, open mic sessions, movies, dances, discussion forums all under the common theme.

  • Host a marathon reading. One chapter reported 5 hours of Edgar Allan Poe – non-stop!



RECYCLING INITIATIVES

  • Place recycling containers around campus for paper, aluminum, plastics – Remember to empty on a regular basis

  •  Old books (sort through for donation and recycle)




ATTEND THE NATIONAL CONVENTION

The National Convention is held annually. More information is given on the Convention page.


OTHER RESOURCES:

Results of what other ΣΚΔ chapters are doing are located in the year-end report results.

Sigma Tau Delta’s annual survey results from Chapter Activities and Fundraising ideas can be found at http://www.english.org/sigmatd/chapterdirectory/Activities.aspx.