Sigma Tau Delta


  • President – Elyse Kusakabe
  • Vice-President – Anna Smoot
  • Secretary - Lyndsey Kalinowski
  • Historian - Noah Golaboff
  • Treasurer - Dr. Ezell

List of Activities:

Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society with nearly 900 chapters located across the US and the rest of the globe. OBU's chapter celebrates the importance of literature not only in the lives of English majors, but also for our campus, our culture, and all of humanity. Members of Sigma Tau Delta have helped with service projects that benefit local libraries and charities. They also put on events like Hipster Night, where students play games, listen to live music, and perform poetry readings (while playing into the stereotype that most Bison are Chaco-wearing, Mumford-listening hipsters). They also put together the Scriblerus, below, OBU's own literary journal that features original poetry and prose from students.  

One of the highlights of Sigma Tau Delta membership is the opportunity attend the international convention held each year. In the past, students have presented essays on authors and poets, as well as their own creative works. Others have attended for the opportunity to network, discuss literature with other English-lovers, sit in on career workshops, and listen to panels. Read more about our members' experience at convention here.

Membership Information:

Members of Sigma Tau Delta must:

  • Have completed two English courses outside of 1153 and 1163 (so every student who has passed both semesters of Western Civilization or Literature of the Western World qualifies) 
  • Pay a one-time fee of $50 
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

Sigma Tau Delta members do not need to be English majors or minors. They just need to meet the above requirements and share a love of literature. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of Sigma Tau Delta, fill out this form and return it to Dr. Ezell (Owens Hall 208 or OBU Box 61253).