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Sigma Delta Pi

Alpha Xi Chapter





National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley.  The Society's insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León and Aragón.  Sigma Delta Pi's colors are red and gold, its flower is the red carnation, and its motto is the Greek phrase "Spanías Didagéi Proágomen" meaning "Let's go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language."

Sigma Delta Pi is a national honorary society composed of undergraduate students who have shown outstanding achievement in the field of Spanish. An initiation is held every fall to welcome new members in the organization.

Professor Cynthia Wasick, is the current chapter adviser.


  • 3.7 or above GPA in Spanish courses 3300-level or above
  • completion of 9 hours in Spanish & Portuguese, of which
  • 9 hours must be in 3300-level courses or above

*Students who are currently abroad cannot apply; they may do so during their senior year.

Download Application Form

Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Grants

Sigma Delta Pi will award up to four graduate research grants of $2000 each for use during the summer of 2017 and the 2016-17 academic year. Only graduate students in Hispanic Studies who are active members of Sigma Delta Pi are eligible to apply for these grants. Click here for the downloadable application and accompanying details for the 2017 program.

For further details contact:

  • Current Sigma Delta Pi Faculty Advisor: Professor Cynthia Wasick

The National Office of Sigma Delta Pi:
66 George Street
Charleston, S.C. 29424-0001 USA
tel: 843.953.6748
fax: 866.920.70


We would like to warmly welcome the following new members of the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, who participated in the induction ceremony in November 2015

Delilah Bennett
Andrew Boal
Alec Carro
Jordan Crawford
Lauren Draftz
Saif Hamdan
Jaila Johnson
Rachel Levy
Rebecca Mueller
Michael Oberti
Nicole Philip
Pilar Puyana
Matthew Reynolds
Gabrielle Santiago
Sallie Gayle Saunders
Sumaira Shakir
Alexandra Thompson
Carrie Walker
Georgialee Welch
Anne Whitus


Sigma Delta Pi Officers 2015-2016


President: Jaila Johnson
Vice-President: Carrie Lou Walker
Secretary: Jordan Crawford