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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
  • 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

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 2014

 Madison Ayers

Cornelia Buchanan

Grace Carter

Andrew Granholm

Brooke Harwell

Hayley Kahn

Sarah Millan

Jack O'Leary

Kimberly Savin

Alex Seals

Katherine Sentell

Clark Stallings

Emily Stewart



Back row, l-r: Alex Seals, Jack O'Leary, Cornelia Buchanan
Front row, l-r: Kimberly Savin, Sarah Millan, Grace Carter, Madison Ayers, Andrew Granholm, Clark Stallings, Hayley Kahn, Brooke Harwell, Emily Stewart, Katherine Sentell

Sigma Delta Pi Officers for 2014-2015

President: Sarah Millan

 Vice-president: Katherine Sentell

 Secretary: Clark Stallings



Nueva Junta Directiva y La Anterior

 Clark Stallings, Sarah Millan, Katherine Sentell, Laura Chahin, Jackson Bennett, Jasmine Arrington