Department of English Announces New Members of Honor Society

Sigma Tau Delta horizontal insignia.

The Department of English is pleased to announce the newest membership of Alpha Chi Omega, Pacific University's chapter of the international Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. The following students have pursued sustained study in the literary arts, meeting rigorous standards in a competitive application process.

  • Ash Adams '20, English Literature major, Creative Writing and Philosophy minors
  • Kia Addison '20, English Literature major, Creative Writing and Editing & Publishing minors
  • Ian Blair '21, English Literature major, Creative Writing minor
  • Lauren Bridges '20, Anthropology and Creative Writing majors
  • Mekenzie Brock '22, Creative Writing and English Literature majors, Sociology minor
  • Jack Brown '21, Creative Writing and English Literature majors, History and Editing & Publishing minors
  • Claire Delplanche '21, Biology and Creative Writing majors, English Literature minor
  • Charli Elliott '19, Creative Writing major, Chinese minor
  • Melissa Hood '19, Creative Writing major, Music minor
  • Allison Jones '20, English Literature and Music majors
  • Dana McCarthy '21, English Literature major, Creative Writing and Editing & Publishing minors
  • Margaret McFarlane '20, Creative Writing major, Editing & Publishing minor
  • Madison McGarrah '20, Creative Writing major
  • Savannah Olsen '21, Creative Writing major, Spanish and Editing & Publishing minors
  • Emma Roles '20, Creative Writing major, Spanish and Editing & Publishing minors
  • Rachel Savini '20, Creative Writing major, Editing & Publishing minor
  • Riley Stewart '21, English Literature major, Philosophy and Politics & Government minors
  • Harley Taff '19, Creative Writing major, Editing & Publishing minor
  • Jacquelyn Tufts '21, Creative Writing and Spanish majors
  • Phoebe Whittington '20, Creative Writing major, Theatre minor

Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. With over 900 active chapters and more than 9,000 members inducted annually, the society aims to foster literacy through its local chapters on college campuses and promote interest in literature in their surrounding communities.

Membership in Pacific University’s chapter, Alpha Chi Omega—a division of the English Club—is an outward recognition of personal accomplishment and signifies that those invited to join have achieved the Society’s high standards of academic excellence. When admitted, students receive a certificate of lifetime membership, the official Society pin to signify high achievement, and are formally inducted at an end-of-year ceremony. Sigma Tau Delta members are then eligible to:

  • apply for national Sigma Tau Delta scholarships valued up to $5,000 each.
  • submit creative and critical work for publication in the Sigma Tau Delta Review, Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, and the WORDY by Nature official blog.
  • present at the annual regional, national, and international Sigma Tau Delta conferences.
  • apply for co-sponsored internships with a major publisher and an online book store that funds worldwide literacy initiatives, as well as the Washington Internship Institute for those interested in public service and leadership.
  • compete for officer positions and take part in community service projects in the campus chapter, as well as leadership positions at the regional and Society levels.
  • apply for individual research grants to support travel to and use of archives or collections important to their research, as well as project grants to help local chapters develop projects that further Society goals.
  • use their honor society affiliation as a tangible sign of academic success to help advance their professional career.

Please join us to celebrate these students in a formal induction ceremony, a part of the A Very Serious Reading festivities, on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium (Marsh 216).

Apr. 1, 2019