Student membership in Sigma Tau Delta is an outward recognition of personal accomplishment and signifies that those involved in Sigma Tau Delta have achieved the Society’s high standards of academic excellence.  Members of Sigma Tau Delta include famous authors such as Neil Gaiman, Azar Nafisi, Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, Natasha Trethewey, and Ursula Le Guin. Benefits of membership include, but are not limited to:

Academic Recognition

  • Members receive a personalized Sigma Tau Delta membership certificate and the official Society pin to signify high achievement in English language, writing, and literature.


Writing Awards and Opportunities

Benefits also include: internship, student leadership, and community service opportunities; an invitation to attend the annual Sigma Tau Delta convention; and lifetime affiliation and fellowship.

For more information, please see Sigma Tau Delta’s website, which can be found here: If you have any further questions, please inquire at, or join us at a meeting. 

Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373

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