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Alpha Sigma Chi Chapter Requirements for Membership

Categories of Membership

Student Membership
Student membership is available to currently enrolled Neumann University undergraduate majors and minors in English who have formally applied to and been accepted into the major or minor program. 

Candidates for undergraduate membership in the Alpha Sigma Chi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta must be juniors or seniors in good academic standing who have completed, or who are in the process of completing at least four (4) semesters of academic coursework. No prospective member may be on academic or disciplinary probation at the time of their induction. 

The candidate must have a minimum of a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship and must rank at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class.

Faculty Membership
Faculty membership is available to faculty members and administrators at a college or university with a Sigma Tau Delta chapter, who have a degree in English. Induction fees for faculty members who serve as Chapter Sponsors are waived.

Alumni Membership
Sigma Tau Delta members are members for life, becoming alumni when they cease current enrollment as student or faculty members at a college or university with an active chapter. (To stay in touch with Sigma Tau Delta, alumni members may join the Alumni Epsilon Chapter.)

Honorary Membership
Local honorary members may be initiated by any chapter upon the recommendation of the Chapter Sponsor, the chapter president, and by a three-fourths majority vote of those attending the meeting at which such recommendation is made.

Honorary membership should be reserved for special circumstances, such as to honor a non-member (e.g., a faculty member, an administrator at the college/university, an invited speaker) who has made a significant contribution to the chapter, or to honor a student who has made contributions to the local chapter but who is unable to fulfill membership requirements due to special circumstances.

Honorary members are ineligible to apply for scholarships or awards, or to submit for journal publication or the international convention.

National honorary members may be designated as such by a majority vote of the Sigma Tau Delta Board of Directors in recognition for outstanding achievement.
Each new member pays a one-time membership fee of $55.00 for a lifetime membership which includes the international induction fee of $40.00.