Ursuline College’s English Department has had a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, Epsilon Psi, since 1988. Every spring, Ursuline’s English Department, at the recommendation of English faculty members, inducts qualified juniors and seniors into Sigma Tau Delta. The most recent induction was March 23, 2012, when two students, Lauren Krozser and Rebecca Wrenn, were inducted.
What is Sigma Tau Delta, you ask? The organization's website answers that question best:
"Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. The Society strives to:
• Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
• Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
• Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing;
• Encourage involvement in literary activities;
• Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
• Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
• Serve society by fostering literacy.
With nearly 800 active chapters located in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, there are more than 1,000 Faculty Sponsors, and approximately 9,000 members inducted annually. Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
Candidates for undergraduate admission must have a minimum of a 'B+' average in English and a comparable overall grade point average (GPA), which means they must rank at least in the highest thirty-five percent of their class. They must also have completed at least four semesters of college course work."