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About Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

Zeta Epsilon is one of over 600 chapters that recognize English students for their outstanding achievements and promote excellence in English language and literature. Our goal is to facilitate academic, professional, and personal growth for our members.

Members become members-for-life associated with their local chapter or as part of the Alumni Epsilon Chapter for continued networking and participation in international activities.

Sigma Tau Delta has a long and distinguished history beginning in 1924. Historian Dr. Elva Bell McLin writes about Judson Q. Owen, founder of Sigma Tau Delta. The initial site for this international organization was at Wesleyan University, South Dakota. The entire paper is available through our International Web site,, and it contains our rich history from beginnings to 1988.

  • Our International Website contains more information about Sigma Tau Delta. We are grouped into six regions, which have events outside of the International activities. Zeta Epsilon is part of the “Far Western” region, and more information is available in our regional newsletter.
  • Through the web links of Officers and Membership you can learn about active and associate memberships, the people who have stepped up to lead our organization and how to contact them.

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