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Sigma Tau Delta

STD Award Ceremony

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honors Society. The Fredonia chapter sponsors activities for English students, faculty, and the broader community.

For more information, contact Dr. Ann Siegle Drege, Faculty Advisor.


Executive Board

Chapter Co-Presidents: James Lillin and Mckenzie Peake

Secretary: Alijah Fox

Treasurer: Anthony Licata (Fall Semester) and Ben Anderson

Public Relations Chair: Veronica Arce


Upcoming Events:

Dec 1–15 | Book Drive


Fredonia students, professors, and surrounding community members have the opportunity to donate books to build the classroom library of Fredonia alum, Rachel Beneway. The book drop will be located in University Commons, right outside of Starbucks.  

Rachel graduated from Fredonia’s English Adolescence Education program in May 2016, and is an alumna of the Fredonia chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. She teaches seventh grade English at P.S.M.S. 279 Captain Manuel Rivera Jr. middle school in the Bronx. Rachel’s students quickly exhausted the books in her current classroom library in October. Her students do not have the necessary resources and access to good books to support their avid reading that all students should be given. Her students’ reading levels range between elementary to high school level, so a wide range of books will be accepted and greatly appreciated.


Past Events:

April 29 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Bedtime Stories


Open Mic Night

March 30 | 7:30–9:00 p.m.

21 East Bookstore

Open mic night at 21 East Bookstore. This event is sponsored by STD and Writers' Ring.

Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks

April 6 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.

English Reading Room

Dr. Birger Vanwesenbeeck discusses Stefan Zweig and work in the archive.


March 11 | 12:001:00 p.m.

English Reading Room, Fenton Hall 127

Dr. Gerber and Professor Parsons will discuss the creative and rhetoric writing minor.


Short Story Series

October 27, 2015 to November 17, 2015

WCA Home 

A weekly series that brings English students to the local WCA home on Temple Street to read short stories to senior citizen residents. If interested in volunteering to read, contact Sigma Tau Delta member Rachel Beneway for information.


Bedtime Stories

Reed Library Japanese Garden

The English Department faculty and students gathered on April 29, 2015 to read bedtime stories to community children. Everyone wore PJ's and snacked on animal crackers.

Bedtime Stories 2015

How to Apply:
Students must fill out an application, available in the English Department main office. There is also a membership fee of $40. Payment is due with the completed application.

Deadline: December 4, 2017

Criteria for eligibility for Sigma Tau Delta membership:
Student membership is available to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree program at Fredonia’s Department of English.

Undergraduate membership:
Candidates must have four semesters of college work, as well as minimum of four college courses in the English department at Fredonia, beyond the usual requirement for English composition. They must also have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average in English.

Graduate membership:
Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program in English, or one of its specializations, have completed nine semester hours of graduate work or the equivalent, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in English.


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