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Rutgers University, Alpha Beta Chapter. Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is a non-profit organization that was established on November 14, 1919 at the University of California Berkeley.

Sigma Delta Pi is composed of undergraduate students who have shown outstanding achievement in the study of  the Spanish language. Students are encouraged to apply for membership and take advantage of the opportunities that Sigma Delta Pi offers. Applications are accepted at the beginning of every Fall and Spring semester.

An initiation is held every fall and spring semester to welcome new members in the organization. Students must attend the initiation ceremony to become a member of Sigma Delta Pi.

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Jerlene Rodriguez
Rutgers Academic Building, College Ave. Campus
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 Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completed at least three semesters toward the bachelor's degree.
  2. Completed a minimum of 18 SEMESTER CREDIT hours of Spanish, including at least 3 semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the 300 level.  Current enrollment may be considered.
  3. Spanish GPA of 3.4 or better.
  4. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 GPA or better.
  5. Spanish majors and Spanish minors.

Transfer Requirements

Transfer students are eligible to apply if they have taken Spanish in their previous institution and comply with the SDP requirements listed above. Please submit both Rutgers and previous school transcripts when applying.


Fall 2019 SDP Online Application is NOW CLOSED! For information about the Spring 2020 application, please revisit this webpage in January 2020.


Graduation Cords
Cords are available and can be ordered directly from the Sigma Delta Pi website.


Want to study abroad in Summer of 2020? Members can earn scholarships for study abroad.
Learn more at SDP Study Abroad Scholarships



Upcoming Events

11 Nov 2019;
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Fall Lecture: Terrucas: Subversive Bodies and Colonial Necropolitics
05 Dec 2019;
08:00PM - 10:00PM
Jueves de Cine: End of the Century
06 Dec 2019;
03:00PM - 05:00PM
Portuguese in the Community


Study Abroad

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