The Department of English
Sigma Tau Delta


Back in 2006-07, a handful of literature-loving English minors founded John Jay’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English Honor Society. Now that we have an English major, we are hopeful that we can grow our membership in this honor society and take full advantage of its benefits.

Membership in Sigma Tau Delta provides opportunities for literary awards and competitions, publication, scholarships, and participation in the annual national conference held each spring semester. Sigma Tau Delta also provides a framework for organizing local service projects as well as social events.

To become a member, candidates must have a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements of first-year English composition. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English. In general scholarship, he/she must rank at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class, and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work. There is a one-time $37 membership fee.

For more information about Sigma Tau Delta, check out their website at For more information about the John Jay chapter, contact Professor and Faculty Sponsor Caroline Reitz at

Valerie Allen, Chairperson
524 West 59th Street, Room 7.63.04, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8909, Email: