Don’t Fear the “No”: Applying for Scholarships


I almost didn’t apply for any of Sigma Tau Delta’s scholarships last year. It’s a scary thing, putting yourself out there. But in the field of English, putting yourself out there and risking rejection is a part of life. Because … Continue reading

How to Make and Keep Society Connections

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There is no denying that Sigma Tau Delta is a large honor society; as the second largest academic honor society we have over 900 chapters and induct approximately 9,000 members each year. As an international honor society we take great … Continue reading

5 Ideas for Common Reader Events

While visiting the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH, recently, I was struck by the amount of times I encountered the word “freedom” followed by a negated auxiliary verb; phrases like “freedom doesn’t exist,” or “freedom never felt … Continue reading

6 Ways to Fund Your Chapter’s Trip to the 2018 Convention

Diane Vanner Steinberg and Felicia Jean Steele have co-sponsored The College of New Jersey‘s Sigma Tau Delta chapter for 11 years, with Diane co-sponsoring it with another faculty member before then. They became serious about fundraising in 2009, after the … Continue reading