National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society

History and Description

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley by a graduate student named Ruth Barnes.  The Society's insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León and Aragón.  Sigma Delta Pi's colors are red and gold, its flower is the red carnation, and its motto is the Greek phrase "Spanías Didagéi Proágomen" meaning "Let's go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language." The Society has expanded its activities and now has over 610 chapters in 49 states.

Requirements for Membership: Mu Iota of Redlands


Must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior (third-year) level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student's work is of "B" or "A" quality.

GPA Requirements:                 

The candidate for active membership must have a minimal grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken.

The candidate must attain a 3.25 Overall GPA.

Graduate students who have been unconditionally admitted to a degree-granting program may be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree.

Sigma Delta Pi and the University of Redlands do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or any other protected characteristic.

If you are interested in membership to Mu Iota of Redlands contact the faculty advisor at: