Sigma Delta Pi Named “Honor Chapter” for 23rd Consecutive Year

Truman’s Rho Rho chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2015-16, the 23rd consecutive year Truman has earned this prestigious distinction.

Professor Lucy Lee, chapter adviser and national president of Sigma Delta Pi, has been instrumental in earning this national honor that was awarded to only 13 chapters nationwide in 2016.  Because Truman earned “Honor Chapter” status for the complete 2013-16 triennium, it also received the Octavio Paz Award during Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention in Miami, Fla., in July.

Each summer, over 610 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi nationwide are asked to submit an annual report detailing their numerous activities and projects from the academic year. Based on these reports, the National Executive Committee chooses approximately 10-15 “Honor Chapters.” 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.