Candidates for undergraduate membership:
Must have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English.
Must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship, rank* at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class, and have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college coursework.**
Candidates for graduate membership:
Must be enrolled in a graduate program in English, or one of its specializations, have completed six semester hours of graduate work or the equivalent, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.**
*This requirement may also be interpreted as "have an overall B average in general scholarship." (e.g., 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale).
**Note: Local chapters may raise, but not lower, these criteria.
Sigma Tau regalia for graduation is not included with initial dues. Members who are graduating and would like to purchase regalia may contact one of the officer for more information. A membership reminder email will also be sent to members about graduation recognition.