Sigma Delta Pi
National Hispanic Honor Society
National HistorySigma Delta Pi was established in 1919 as the "Sociedad del Prado" at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1921, with Mr. Heriberto M. Stein as president of Alpha Chapter, the young society began to be extended to other institutions of higher learning. In 1925, when there were five chapters, and under the presidency of Mr. Leavitt O. Wright and the support of the well-known Hispanists Elijah C. Hills, S. Griswold Morley and Rudolph Schevill, it became a national organization whose motto is "Spanías Didagéi Proágomen" (Prosigamos bajo la inspiración de España/We Carry on Under the Inspiration of Spain). Since then there has been a continuous and energetic campaign to establish chapters in English-speaking Universities and colleges where advanced Hispanic studies are offered and supported by the administrations.
The Society's colors are red and gold. Its flower is the carnation.
Sigma Delta Pi, National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is a not for profit organization incorporated in the State of California. Member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Modern Language Association and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
National Officers of Sigma Delta Pi
President: German D. Carrillo, Marquette University
Regional Vice Presidents:
Ellen C. Frye, Monmouth University (NE)
Jhon C. Akers, Wofford College (SE)
Paul J. Hoff, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (MW)
Lucy Lee, Truman State University (SE)
Domnita Dumitrescu, California State University, Los Angeles (W)
Executive Secretary-Treasurer: Mark P. Del Mastro
Requirements for Membership
In order that a student may be inducted into the Honor Society, he or she must have:
1. At least three years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent, including at least three semester hours of a third-year Hispanic Literature or Culture and Civilization course. Current enrollement may be counted if necessary;
2. A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale in all college-level Spanish courses taken;
3. A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a four-point scale in all college-level work attempted; and
4. A class rank in the upper 35th percentile.
Students who are interested in petitioning for induction into the Society may contact Mrs. Maria de los Santos Onofre-Madrid for a petition. You will be notified of the date for the following induction.
Sigma Delta Pi
Eta Nu Chapter, Angelo State University
(Founded 8 January 1969)
Celia P. Garcia
Mark Dustin Knepp
Maria E. Solomon
Kristi Fierro, President
Paula J. Lopez
Erica G. Melendez
Lisandra Ann Morales
Tennile L. Shaw
Bernardina De León Riojas
Angélica María Pargas
Karolyn Vida Pérez
María de los Santos Onofre-Madrid