Truman's Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Named "Honor Chapter" for 20th 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 2012-13, the 20th consecutive year the chapter has earned this prestigious distinction.

Only Marquette University can boast a longer run in the nearly 94-year-history of Sigma Delta Pi: 21 consecutive years to date as an “Honor Chapter.” Also, because it earned “Honor Chapter” status for a complete triennium (2010-13), Truman was one of only nine chapters across the U.S. to be confirmed for the prestigious Octavio Paz Award in 2013, which was the fourth consecutive time Truman has earned this recognition since the award was founded in 2004. In fact, Truman and Marquette are the only two chapters to receive the Octavio Paz Award every triennium (four total) since it was first presented.  

Lucy F. Lee, Rho Rho chapter adviser and national president of Sigma Delta Pi, has been instrumental in earning the yearly national honors.  

Each May, nearly 600 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” 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.

With its national office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, 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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