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Sigma Delta Pi

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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
  • completion of 9 hours in Spanish & Portuguese, of which
  • 9 hours must be in 200-level courses

*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 2014 and the 2014-15 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 2014 program.

For further details contact:

  • Current Sigma Delta Pi Faculty Advisor: Professor Cynthia Wasick
  • Current Sigma Delta Pi Chapter President Juan Carlos Malpartida was elected President of Sigma Delta Pi for 2012-2013.
  • 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 2012

    Bailey, Stephen Wells
    Bowers, Margaret Mills
    Brett, Michael Colin
    Butler, James Albert
    Capelouto, Sarah Michele
    Cleveland, Brent Edward
    Cotter, Neal Patrick
    Helton, Sarah Grace
    Hyman, Leah Danielle
    Jones, Emily Beth
    Laakman, Joseph Michael
    Larry, Jasmine
    Lau, Shui Sum
    Levin, Francine May
    Malpartida, Juan Carlos
    Mcgrath, Brian Patrick
    Miller, Morgan Ashley
    Mirro, Margaret Rose
    Morrow, Madison Anne
    Qian, Elaine Anne
    Rowe, Lindsey Wells
    Tauscher, Robert George
    Wemhoener, Hanna Marie
    Yu, James Young Ho

Sigma Delta Pi Officers for 2012-2013

• President: Juan Carlos Malpartida
• Vice-President: Emily Jones
• Secretary: Sarah Helton