August 13, 2013
This recognition is based on the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission statement.
Texas Tech University’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an Honor Chapter for its outstanding activities in 2012-2013.
This is the ninth consecutive year that Texas Tech has received this honor. In addition, because it earned Honor Chapter status for a complete triennium (2010-13), Texas Tech was one of only nine chapters nationwide to be confirmed for the prestigious Octavio Paz Award. This was the third consecutive triennium that Texas Tech received this award.
Professor Comfort Pratt, Texas Tech’s chapter adviser and current national Sigma Delta Pi vice-president of the Southwest Region, was instrumental in earning these prestigious distinctions.
Each May, nearly 600 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi across the U.S. submit an annual report detailing their numerous activities and projects from the academic year. Based on these reports, the National Executive Committee chooses approximately 10-15 “Honor Chapters” annually. This recognition is based upon the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society.
With its national office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.