ATU Sigma Delta Pi Named National Honor Chapter

Sigma Delta Pi Arkansas Tech University November 2021
As demonstrated in this file photo from November 2021, members of Sigma Delta Pi at Arkansas Tech University host events that foster understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures.

The Arkansas Tech University chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society, has been named a Sigma Delta Pi Honor Chapter for its activities during the 2021-22 academic year.

Only 12 chapters across the United States earned the Sigma Delta Pi Honor Chapter distinction for 2021-22. This is the sixth time the Arkansas Tech chapter has earned the award. It was also recognized as an honor chapter in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2015-16, 2018-19 and 2019-20.

According to information from Sigma Delta Pi, all 629 chapters across the United States are asked to submit an annual report each summer. The Sigma Delta Pi national executive committee selects approximately 10-to-15 honor chapters on an annual basis.

The recognition as a Sigma Delta Pi Honor Chapter is based upon “the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society.”

Dr. Alejandra Carballo, professor of Spanish, serves as the Sigma Delta Pi advisor at Arkansas Tech. The chapter was established on campus in 2010.

Sigma Delta Pi traces the origins of its national organization back to Nov. 14, 1919, when it was founded on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley.

Learn more about Sigma Delta Pi at