The International English
Case Western Reserve University, Beta Beta Chapter
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor
Society for distinguished undergraduate and graduate students of
English language and literature. Case Western Reserve University has an
chapter, the Beta Beta Chapter, which all qualified students are
invited to join.
instructions for joining the Case chapter, including
finding out when it is possible to join, see "Join the Case Western
Reserve University Chapter" below.
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in
joining Sigma Tau Delta must meet these requirements:
- Candidates for undergraduate
membership must have a minimum of two college courses in English
language and literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman
English. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average
in English courses taken and as a whole, and the candidate must have
completed at least three
semesters of college coursework.
- Candidates for graduate
membership must be enrolled in the Case graduate program in
have completed six semester hours of graduate work, and have a minimum
grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
Join the Case Western Reserve University Chapter
The below information is usually collected in the fall
semester. Look for announcements for a preliminary chapter meeting open
to all interested students.
Here are step-by-step instructions to follow if you
would like to join:
If it is the fall semester,
contact Robert Spadoni
when the deadline is and whether it has passed.
email to Robert Spadoni with this subject line, all in caps:
STD MEMBER INFORMATION
Include no other text in
the body of this email. Send other correspondence to Professor
In the email, list:
- Your Name
- Permanent Address (not your campus address)
- Email Address
- Graduation Year
intercampus mail or deliver to Robert Spadoni's mailbox in Guilford
Applications not received
by the deadline will not be accepted.
- a printout of the email described in Step 2.
- a copy of your
transcript (unofficial okay).
- On this transcript, circle all English
courses you have taken, and on the transcript or a separate sheet
calculate your average for these English courses. The steps you perform
to calculate the average should be clear and easy to follow.
- a check
for $40 payable to Case Western Reserve University. Check with Robert
Spadoni to make sure that the amount is still $40. Checks only, please,
no cash payments will be accepted. IMPORTANT:
In the memo field of the check, write "STD payment for NAME," where
"NAME" is the name of the student seeking membership.
- Staple everything but the check together. Paper clip
the check to the stapled bundle.