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Chapter Annual Report/Survey

All Sigma Tau Delta chapters are required to complete an annual online report/survey. A link to the survey is emailed to Lead Sponsors.

The annual survey provides members a snapshot of the best practices of active, successful chapters. Outstanding Chapter Award applicants are required to submit a copy of their Chapter Annual Report.

The results provide Society leaders and Central Office staff with feedback about how best to support and serve our members and chapters. View complete 2015-2016 Survey results.

Survey Trends

Now with several years of comparable data, a pattern has emerged that paints a picture of the "typical" Sigma Tau Delta chapter. Some notable chapter characteristics are highlighted below.

Chapter Administration

In general, our chapters:

  • Have more than one Faculty Sponsor;
  • Elect new officers every spring;
  • Hold meetings at least once every other month; and
  • Have a positive reputation on campus.

Chapter Membership

  • Chapters typically induct between 1 to 15 new members each year.
  • 54% of chapters require a minimum 3.0 GPA in English; 7% have increased the minimum requirement to 3.3; 19% have increased it to 3.5.
  • 25% of chapters raised their membership requirement above the minimum overall B average in general scholarship.
  • 12% of members have non-English related majors or minors.
  • 39% of members are seeking secondary teacher certification.
  • Virtually all chapters have undergraduate members; 23% also have graduate students, 13% have associate or social members, and 9% have active alumni members.

Chapter Activities

Almost all chapters conduct activities during the year, creating engagement, providing enrichment, developing fellowship, and generating incentives for others to join.

For more information about popular chapter activities, visit the Chapter Life section of this website, and in particular the Noteworthy Activity Database, which showcases the most interesting and original activities undertaken by chapters over the last few years.

Information and Communications

  • 70% of chapters obtain information about Sigma Tau Delta events and opportunities from the English.org website.
  • 60% of chapters also get information from Sigma Tau Delta emails, including eNews, 38% obtain Society news from social media.
  • 96% of chapters use email to communicate with members, 60% use meetings as a primary means of communication, and 45% communicate through social media.

From Ordinary to Outstanding

The survey also reveals some interesting facts about Sigma Tau Delta's most outstanding chapters—they are not necessarily large or well-funded, but they routinely go above and beyond to stay informed, remain active, and take advantage of the opportunities and resources available to them. In addition to the standard practices highlighted above, outstanding chapters generally:

Chapter Annual Report Archive

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010