Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica
Chapter Rho Pi of Sigma Delta Pi
(Founded in 1989 by Dr. Mercedes Juliá)
The Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honor Society was created to acknowledge superior scholastic performance in the fields of Spanish language, Hispanic literatures, and cultures. The national honor society is open to membership at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada.
The Society encourages college students to acquire a greater interest in, and a deeper understanding of, the cultures, arts, and history that comprises the Hispanic world. The organization recognizes outstanding undergraduate scholarship in Spanish, by awarding annually the Sigma Delta Pi Award for Scholarship.
Membership in Sigma Delta Pi is a wonderful opportunity for students to truly immerse themselves in the Spanish language and its cultures and to earn national recognition for their scholarship. Membership in Villanova University’s Sigma Delta Pi chapter requires the following qualifications:
• Candidates must be working toward a major or a minor in Spanish
• Candidates must have at least a “B+” average in Spanish
• Candidates must rank in the upper 25% of the class
• Candidates must have taken at least three courses in Spanish at the college level, one of which must be
at the advanced level.
President: Gregory Branigan
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Adriano Duque