Sigma Tau Delta and Lambda Gamma

Sigma Tau Delta

UNC’s Zeta Psi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society was chartered in April of 1988, under the sponsorship of Prof. Lloyd Worley. Since its chartering, Zeta Psi Chapter has three times won the international “Best Chapter” competition and has provided several regional and national student officers. Since its founding, Zeta Psi Chapter has had several members win top Sigma Tau Delta scholarships and internships. In recognition of its outstanding qualities, Zeta Psi Chapter has received the “Chapter of the Decade” award from the Board of Directors of the international Society.

Zeta Psi Chapter meets for one hour every other week on a day and time selected by its members. The Chapter always has a full slate of activities, including public service, literary presentations, and celebrations of literary events, including Shakespeare's birthday, Valentine Poetry, Irish Literature, and—its most popular event—Hallowe’en (Gothic) literature.

The Society is open to English Major/Minor Juniors and Seniors who have a 3.30 or higher GPA and who have met certain other academic requirements.

Lambda Gamma

For Freshmen and Sophomores who are English majors/minors or who are considering the field of English, membership in Lambda Gamma is available. The two groups meet simultaneously.


Fall 2014 Sigma Tau Delta Meetings

Sigma Tau Delta meetings are open to anyone interested in the topics being discussed and are held once a month at 5:00 in Ross 1155 (also known as the "fishbowl").

  • September 10th: Impact of Children’s Literature
    • We will be discussing the Impact of Children's Literature. From The Giving Tree to YA Fiction, how have the stories of the old resonated within us? Come for FREE PIZZA and amazing discussions.
  • September 24th: Mental Illness in Literature
    • We will be discussing Mental Illness in Literature. This ranges from pieces of literature that feature characters with a mental illness to the authors themselves.
  • October 8th: One Hit Wonders in Literature
    • We will be discussing One Hit Wonders in Literature. What makes books like Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, or any author with a single book so popular?
  • October 22nd: The Spoken Word
    • We will be discussing The Spoken Word. How has the oral tradition survived so long? How has the use of technology changed the way we view literature and text?
  • November 5th: Literary Revolutions
    • We will be discussing Literary Revolutions. Which novels hear the people sing? What effect do novels have when they discuss themes of revolution, war, and politics? Be sure to join us for our second to last meeting!
  • November 19th: Animal Companions in Literature
    • Please come join Sigma Tau Delta for their last meeting of the semester! We will be discussing Animal Companions with the one and only Dr. Bovaird-Abbo.

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