Sigma Tau Delta

English Honor Society
University of West Georgia Chapter
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Margaret Mitchell and Dr. Josh Masters
Student President: Chris Alexander
Planning Committee: Josh Grant, Scott Ondovchik, Jesse Bishop, Nick McRae, Jessica Wise

Last fall schedule we hosted two movie nights, two open mic nights, and a graduate school colloquium.

Scroll down for our exciting Spring 2006 schedule....



What is Sigma Tau Delta?
Sigma Tau Delta is an international honor society for English majors and minors. The society seeks to recognize students who excel in their literary studies and serves both to applaud what students have achieved and enrich their experience of literary study through local and national events.

What does Sigma Tau Delta do?
The West Georgia Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta sponsors a number of activities each year. Specific events depend on the interests of the current membership but in the past have included theater trips, a literary costume party at Halloween, informal gatherings at local restaurants, student research colloquia, career discussions and much more. These activities are only a starting point: marathon readings, literary film nights, literary all depends on what students think would make their time as English majors more interesting and rewarding.
New! Fall Events:


Thurs. Feb. 9: Planning Commitee Meeting, 5:00.

Thurs, Feb. 23: Movie Night! June Bug. 5:30, 605 Rome St. (home of Drs. Mitchell and Masters. )Pizza.

Wed., March 15. Movie Night. Details TBA.

Bowling with Dr. Hill. Student/faculty bowling night in Newnan! Details TBA.

This spring will feature a series of social, academic, creative and philanthropic activities. Check back for details, or contact one of our members or faculty advisors.


How can I join Sigma Tau Delta?
Membership application forms are available in the English Department Office and from Dr. Mitchell. Prospective members must be English majors who have completed two English courses beyond English 1101/1102, have a B average in their English classes and have completed at least three semesters of college study.  Applications should be accompanied by a check for $37 (your lifetime membership fee), made out to Dr. Margaret Mitchell.

Do I need to be a member to attend activities?
No! Members help plan and organize activities, but everyone is welcome to attend events.

How can I find out more about the national organization?
Click here! The national organization sponsors a conference (the 2006 conference will be held in Portland, OR where you can meet and share ideas with English majors from around the country, or you can submit your creative work to The Rectangle, Sigma Tau Delta's national magazine of literature and criticism. Members are also eligible for scholarships through the national organization, and all members receive the national newsletter, letting you know what's going on in literary studies around the country.

How can I suggest activities or get more information?
Have you got an idea for a Sigma Tau Delta event? A suggestion for our Southern Film Series? Do you have questions about joining Sigma Tau Delta or participating in an activity? Contact Dr. Margaret Mitchell ( or Dr. Josh Masters ( in the English Department with any thoughts, questions or ideas about the chapter at West Georgia.