Membership is open to University of Alabama undergraduates majoring in English, Secondary Education–Language Arts, or English/New College as well as those minoring in English or Creative Writing.
Eligible applicants need:
1) Twelve hours of English courses
2) 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.3. GPA in major/minor (whichever applies)
In order to graduate with departmental honors and receive an honor cord, Sigma Tau Delta members must maintain the above qualifications in addition to completing:
1) Six credit hours of honors English coursework at the 200-level
2) EN 399 (honors seminar) in the spring of junior year
3) EN 499 (honors thesis course requiring no less than a 35-page submission) in the fall or spring semester of senior year.