Sigma Delta Pi Named “Honor Chapter” for 26th Consecutive Year


Truman’s Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honors Society, was named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2018-19.

This is the 26th consecutive year the chapter has received this prestigious distinction, marking the longest continuous “Honor Chapter” run in the 100-year history of Sigma Delta Pi. Truman also earned the Octavio Paz Award for maintaining “Honor Chapter” status each year during the 2016-19 triennium.

Lucy F. Lee, Rho Rho chapter adviser for all 26 award years and national president of Sigma Delta Pi, has been instrumental in earning this national award that was bestowed on only 16 chapters nationwide in 2019. Due to her exemplary work for nearly three decades as chapter adviser at Truman, the national chapter adviser of the year award was officially renamed the Lucy F. Lee Award during Sigma Delta Pi’s national triennial convention.

Each summer, the 625 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi nationwide are asked to submit an annual report detailing numerous activities and projects from the academic year. Based on these reports, the national executive committee choose approximately 10-15 “Honor Chapters” annually. This recognition 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.
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