Getting Started/Quick Links

Everything you need to know about Sigma Tau Delta is on our website, but if you're in a hurry, the following list of popular topics and links may be just what you need to get started.

Chapter Leadership

Role of Chapter Sponsor
Role of Chapter Officers
Chapter Records

New Member Recruitment

About Membership
Recruiting New Members (tools and samples)
Induction Ceremonies
Graphic Standards
Ordering Merchandise

New Member Enrollment

New members are enrolled using Write Away, our online chapter management system. Write Away serves as the permanent database for both your chapter and the Sigma Tau Delta Central Office. The system was launched in fall 2008 and goes back as far as fall 2004.

Step-by-step directions for enrolling new members can be found at How to use Write Away.  You might find it helpful to print and read these directions before you begin. Sponsors typically batch new member enrollments in the spring and/or fall, paying with one credit card payment or university/chapter check; however, enrollments are accepted anytime. Membership certificates and Society pins are generally mailed to the Lead Chapter Sponsor within one week of receipt of payment in the Central Office.

To login to Write Away, click on the red box in the upper right corner of our website.

Access Write Away Login Page

Enter your username and password.

If you do not have your username and/or password, simply click on "Retrieve Username" or "Set/Reset Password" and the system will assist you. Your username will always remain the same, but you can change your password as often as you like by clicking on "Set/Reset Password" on the login screen.

Write Away Login Page

For administrative management and security reasons, we only issue usernames to Chapter Sponsors. If you delegate Write Away chapter administration to a chapter officer or department administrator, you may give them your username and password. However, because the username belongs to you, you will receive all email, including email verifications from Write Away. This allows you to monitor Write Away activity. If your chapter administrator changes, you should reset your password. Protect your Write Away login information. It provides direct access to your chapter's permanent membership database.

Tip to enhance communication: For your chapter officers to receive Society email directly, enter their names and email addresses under the Chapter Officers tab in Write Away.

Chapter Activities and Fundraising

Chapter Annual Report Results (ideas galore!)
Chapter Activities
Better World Books Campus Book Drives (free, turnkey service project and fundraiser)
Chapter Fundraising

Individual and Chapter Opportunities

Scholarships/Academic Awards
Individual Awards
Journal Submissions
Annual Convention
Chapter Awards
Chapter Project Grants

Sigma Tau Delta Community

eNews (monthly email newsletter with timely updates)
The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter (bi-annual publication)
Chapter/Regional Directory
Board Directory

Staff Directory
Sigma Tau Delta Facebook
Sigma Tau Delta Blog

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Assistance

Contact Deb Seyler, Director of Communications and Chapter Development, at dseyler@niu.edu.