Teachers of English
Tau Omega Epsilon encourages members to contribute to community educational and service projects through events such as angel-tree gifts and non-perishable food drives for area schools’ Family Resource Centers and volunteering to support reading and writing activities in area schools.
Tau Omega Epsilon provides members an opportunity to attend the annual professional meetings of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of English during their senior year.
Tau Omega Epsilon offers members opportunities for peer mentoring and group advising to enhance their progress through program coursework, graduation, and professional choices. Τ
If you have declared an
Area of Concentration in English with Secondary Teaching Certification,
You are eligible to join!
For more information:
• Meet members by visiting the English Education Center, Combs Building 402
• Check the bulletin board near the EEC, CB 402
• Contact the faculty sponsor, Prof. Kathryn Mincey CB 416, 783-2305 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sigma Tau Delta
International English Honor Society
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;
•Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
•Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
•Serve society by fostering literacy.
Phi Eta Sigma
Founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Phi Eta Sigma is the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines.
Inspired by the past and dedicated to the future, the Society’s mission is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning.
The three Greek words appearing on our crest form the motto of the organization: "Knowledge is Power."
Those elected to membership include those who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any first year, full-time curricular period, provided they have carried a normal academic load acceptable toward a bachelor’s degree and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.
Since its founding, more than 975,000 scholars have been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma.
Phi Eta Sigma chapters are chartered on 365 campuses across the United States.
Hundreds of college and university faculty and staff volunteers share their time to serve as advisers to local chapters.
Approximately $285,000 in scholarships is awarded annually by the national organization, and many additional thousands are awarded by local chapters.
An important strength of Phi Eta Sigma is its form of government. It is governed by a Constitution and Laws generated by student delegates attending national conventions. At the biennial conventions, student delegates also elect the national officers and Executive Committee members.
Phi Eta Sigma conducts a biennial national convention with attendee expenses, excluding transportation, paid by the national office for a chapter adviser and student delegate from each chapter.