Recruitment and Enrollment

Procedures Helpful Hints
Determine which students are eligible for Sigma Tau Delta. Review the requirements for membership. The Registrar's Office or your department should be able to provide a list of students who meet the membership requirements.
Send a letter of invitation and application for membership, and information about Sigma Tau Delta to eligible students.

OR, consider holding an informational meeting to introduce potential new members to Sigma Tau Delta. Hand out information and applications during the meeting.
Useful downloads:
Invitation letter
Chapter membership application form
Sigma Tau Delta At A Glance flyer
Scholarships, Awards, Grants, and Internships flyer
Meeting Poster
Meeting Agenda
Recruitment Videos
Establish a deadline for students to return their application, unofficial transcript, the one-time $40 international induction fee, and local dues, if applicable. Some chapters charge local dues to help cover chapter expenses such as postage, phone calls, copying, meeting refreshments, etc.
Enroll new members online in Write Away. Write Away is an online chapter management system that stores all of your chapter membership information. It is still important, however, to print a copy of the member list for the chapter records.
Pay the $40 induction fee for each new member. Write Away accepts credit card payments online. If your chapter is unable to pay by credit card, follow the instructions to enroll new members and send payment by university or chapter check. Do not send student checks. Any check(s) written from a student's personal checking account will be held until the check(s) clear the bank. This will result in an additional delay of 2 to 3 more weeks.
Membership certificates and pins are generally mailed to the Lead Sponsor within one week of receipt of payment in the Central Office.
Certificates and pins are mailed First Class to the Lead Sponsor at his/her school address. Certificates need to be signed by the Chapter Sponsor and Chapter President. 
Plan an induction ceremony for new members. Each chapter is required to have at least one induction a year; some chapters elect to have more. Ideas for planning an induction ceremony are found in Chapter Activities: Ceremonies and Formal Events.

 

Questions? Email sigmatd@niu.edu or call the Sigma Tau Delta Central Office at 815-981-9974.