Sigma Delta Pi Receives National Recognition

On Feb. 1, 2010, Truman’s Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named co-recipient of this year’s Frida Kahlo Award by the Society’s Executive Council.
Founded in 2006 and named after a renowned 20th Century Mexican artist, the Frida Kahlo Award is presented annually to a chapter for its outstanding website. Selection is based upon the website’s content, navigability, appearance, innovation and current maintenance. There are currently 567 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi.

Truman’s achievement comes under the direction of its Sigma Delta Pi chapter adviser, Lucy Lee, professor of Spanish, along with the web design expertise of Becky Jackson.

Established in 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley, Sigma Delta Pi honors those who have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization with a minimal grade point average of 3.0 in all Spanish courses taken.

Candidates must also rank in the upper 35 percent of their class - sophomore, junior, or senior - and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work. Graduate students can also be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree.

With its national office at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. 
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