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    Start a Chapter at Your School

    Sigma Tau Delta chapters can be established at colleges and universities that grant baccalaureate or higher degrees and are accredited by the appropriate national or regional accrediting agencies.

    If you would like to start a chapter at your college or university, email Dr. William C. Johnson, Sigma Tau Delta Executive Director, at to request an official charter petition form. (Note: The petition form will be mailed only to a qualified faculty member. Students wishing to start a chapter must first find a faculty member willing to serve as the Chapter Sponsor.)

    A complete charter application must include:

    • the official charter petition form (see the paragraph above to request this form) signed by the college or university president (or respective dean), the department chair, at least six students who meet the requirements for membership, and the faculty member who will serve as chapter sponsor;
    • a letter of endorsement and approval from the president of the college or university; and
    • a $50 chartering fee.

    It takes approximately three weeks to review and approve a petition to charter a chapter.

    If you have any questions about chartering a chapter at your school, please email

    Other English Honor Societies

    NEHS for high schools
    Sigma Kappa Delta for two-year colleges


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    The Ohio State University (OSU), Alpha Pi Iota Chapter, Columbus, OH
    Interview of: Jim Casale, Shannon McMahon, Max Webb, and Katherine Vaughan
    Filmed by: Jacqueline Hicks
    Music created by Jacqueline Hicks with the use of GarageBand
    Pictures donated by Melissa Haley, Jacqueline Hicks, and thanks to OSU Photo Services for use of Waving Flag at the Stadium, and The Oval. Pictures available for download at