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Louisiana Tech University is home to the the Rho Gamma Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. Its central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. The society aims to promote a mastery of written expression, to encourage worthwhile reading, to discuss literature and culture, and indeed to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including the study and practice of creative and critical writing. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

Our members have the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding achievements, enrich their education, help them make career choices, and advance their careers.


One of the largest members of the Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. It has almost 700 chapters located in Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. The society has more than 900 faculty sponsors, and inducts approximately 7,000 members annually. Since its beginnings, over 125,000 members have been initiated into Sigma Tau Delta, including Eudora Welty, James Dickey, and Nikki Giovanni.

The name Sigma Tau Delta comes from the Greek letters representing the first letter of each of the words that form the official motto, "Sincerity, Truth, Design." The official colors of the society are cardinal and black; the offical flower is the red rose.

Sigma Tau Delta's parent chapter's Web site is located at

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