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Plattsburgh State's English Honor Society is the Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.
To be eligible for membership in Sigma Tau Delta, you must be an English major, an English minor, a Secondary (Adolescent) Education major with an English concentration, or an Elementary (Childhood) Education major with an English concentration; and have a 3.0 (B) grade point average both overall and in your English courses.
Membership in Sigma Tau Delta can help you get a good job when you graduate. Since it's a nationally-recognized sign that you are a good student, it shows employers that you are smart and hardworking. This feature alone draws many students to join Sigma Tau Delta every year.
At Plattsburgh State, the chapter's most enthusiastic members also become officers: every year, there are openings for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Becoming an officer not only enhances your resume further but also lets you plan activities that the chapter will fund.
Past activities sponsored by the Plattsburgh State chapter of Sigma Tau Delta include trips to other cities, readings by visiting authors and poets, and of course, the annual Sigma Tau Delta induction banquet.
Applications for Plattsburgh State's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta are available in the English department office. To learn more, you may also contact Dr. Tracie Guzzio, the faculty adviser.
To learn more about the national branch of Sigma Tau Delta, see their web site at http://www.english.org.
If you would like more information about English programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Thomas J. Morrissey, Chair
Phone: (518) 564-2134
Fax: (518) 564-2140
Champlain Valley Hall 104
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901