About Us

[Sigma Tau Delta is an] English honor society for students at accredited colleges and universities that grant baccalaureate or higher degrees.”

~Sigma Tau Delta


As a chapter, our goal is to provide members with:

Our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at American Public/Military University is Alpha Chi Tau. In aligning with Sigma Tau Delta’s vision, our purpose is to facilitate, cultivate, create, and ultimately recognize the various disciplines of English.

  • chapter/society news and information
  • establish connections with current members, alumni, and faculty to create a thriving network
  • share events and opportunities hosted by chapter/society
  • present information regarding internships, scholarships, awards, grants, journal publications, webinars, and other related benefits that members have the opportunity to acquire.


Our Vision: Transforming the World with Words
Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society, was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. The Society strives to

  • Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
  • Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
  • Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing;
  • Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
  • Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
  • Serve society by fostering literacy.

With over 900 active chapters located in the United States and abroad, there are more than 1,000 Faculty Advisors, and approximately 9,000 members inducted annually.

Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

Statement taken directly from Sigma Tau Delta Website


This website is intended for Alpha Chi Tau members at AMU/APU to access material regarding events, news, and other important information regarding the Sigma Tau Delta society and chapter.