Sigma Delta Pi - Alpha Pi Chapter | Department of Spanish
January 21, 2020

Sigma Delta Pi - Alpha Pi Chapter

UNT Sigma Delta Pi - Alpha Pi Chapter (National Collegiate Hispanic Honors Society)

Sigma Delta Pi is a National Collegiate Honor Society dedicated to promoting the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Membership is composed of students of Spanish who demonstrate a genuine interest in the Hispanic world and who have upheld high academic standards in their studies. Headquartered in the Hispanic Studies Department at the College of Charleston (S.C.), Sigma Delta Pi admits as members those undergraduate students who satisfy the following criteria:

1. Completion of three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic cultur...e and civilization at the junior (third-year) level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student's work is of "B" or "A" quality.

2. A minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken.

3. Ranking in the upper 35% of his/her class--sophomore, junior, or senior--and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work.

Graduate students qualify for membership if they have unconditionally been admitted to a degree-granting program and upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree.

Sigma Delta Pi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.

Sigma Delta Pi is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies ( and affiliated with and a partner of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (

For more information on Sigma Delta Pi at UNT please contact Ms. Connie Martínez, or visit them on Facebook.