Abilene Christian University’s Omega Gamma Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2016-17, the 4th year that in its history that Abilene Christian enjoys this prestigious distinction. Dr. Beatriz Walker, chapter adviser, was instrumental in earning this national honor that was awarded to only 12 chapters nationwide in 2017.
Each summer, the over 613 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi are asked to 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.
This is the fourth year for ACU's Omega Gamma Chapter to be recognized. It received the honor in 2013, 2014, and 2015.