The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society
La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria de la Lengua Española
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California in Berkeley. It is the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. The society is dedicated to advancing the study of Hispanic language, culture and history.
Sigma Delta Pi is not only the largest foreign-language honor society in existence, it is also one of the very best, attested by its membership in the Association of College Honor Societies, an accrediting body which demands the maintenance of the highest standards, and which has so far extended its recognition to only two other foreign-language societies.
Members of Sigma Delta Pi have distinguished themselves academically in the Spanish discipline, as well as in their general university studies. Membership in Sigma Delta Pi is recognition of outstanding achievement in this field of study.