Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is a national honors society for English majors and minors.


George Fox University's chapter, named Alpha Rho Omicron, was approved in the spring of 2009 when the first student members were inducted. Gary Tandy is the faculty sponsor. This organization provides many opportunities for our majors and minors, including getting to know their colleagues and professors outside of the classroom, participating in scholarly activities, developing and leading service projects for the campus and community, and applying for internship opportunities and scholarships available to members of the organization. 

Sigma Tau Delta - English Department, George Fox University

Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society, has more than 750 active chapters in public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Europe and the Caribeean. The organization's three primary objectives are to recognize excellence in all areas of English langauge and literature studies, to encourage further achievement in these areas, and to foster the disciplines of creative and analytical writing. As a member of ΣΤΔ, you will be eligible to compete for many scholarships valued at up to $4,000 each, several $2,000 new teacher awards, a number of writing awards valued at up to $500 each, and internship positions with well-known publishers.

To be eligible for membership, students must be second-semester sophomores, must have completed two classes in writing or literature (beyond Freshman English), must have a B average in the major and in all classes, and must be majoring or minoring in English. Please direct questions about the society to