Sigma Delta Pi Hispanic Honor Society

Sigma Delta Pi
National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society
Founded 1919

Rho Lambda Chapter

SDP 2019
2019 UNCW Sigma Delta Pi Induction

Interested students can access the UNCW application here.


The Rho Lambda Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, National Collegiate Hispanic Honorary Society, was chartered April 22, 1988, on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Students whose academic achievement in the study of Hispanic language, literature and culture meets the requirements of the organization are invited to apply for membership. The primary purpose of Sigma Delta Pi is to encourage, honor and reward those who attain excellence in Hispanic studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently new members are inducted at a ceremony held near the end of each semester.


Sigma Delta Pi 2019
2019 Sigma Delta Pi Inductees

Invitations for students to apply are typically sent out in the second month of each semester. For more information or to express interest outside of the application period, students are encouraged to contact Brian Chandler, advisor to Sigma Delta Pi, at any time.

Academic Requirements for Undergraduate Membership:

All requirements must be completed at time of application. (1) Completion at least 48 semester credit hours of college work, (2) Minimum of 3.2 Overall GPA (3) Minimum of 3.0 GPA in Spanish (4) Completion of 18 semester credit hours of Spanish (or the equivalent thereof) with at least 9 credit hours at the 300 level and above. If you have not COMPLETED 9 credit hours at 300 level, you do not yet qualify. These nine credit hours must be UNCW credit hours and NOT transfer credit hours. Study abroad credits awarded by any other institution, U.S. or foreign [such as UNC Charlotte (Santander), Pontificia Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile), Universidad San Francisco de Quito, etc.] are transfer credits. 5) Completion of a 3-credit course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the 300 level or above (SPN 311, 312, 321, 322, 323, 411, 412, 421, 422, or a 495 course dealing with Hispanic literature or Hispanic civilization).

Academic Requirements for Graduate Membership:

All requirements must have been completed at the time of application. (1) You must have been unconditionally admitted to the MA in Spanish, MAT - Spanish Specialization, or MEd - Spanish Education Specialization; (2) You must have completed at least two graduate courses (6 hours) in Spanish (designation SPN) with at least a B (3.0) in each course. Please note: A graduate student inducted into Sigma Delta Pi as an undergraduate at UNCW or as a graduate or undergraduate student at another university should NOT apply. Such students are already lifetime members. If you fall into this category, please contact the advisor to participate with our chapter at UNCW.