National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society
Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica) was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California in Berkeley. Its insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León and Aragón. The Society's colors are red and gold and its flower is the red carnation.
The Hendrix chapter, Phi Zeta, was established in December, 2002. The group's advisor is Dr. Lilian Contreras-Silva.
Academic Criteria: Completion of at least 18 semester credit hours in Spanish at the college level, or the equivalent thereof. A grade point average of 2.75 in all courses at the collegiate level, consisting of at least three semesters of classwork. A grade point average of 3.00 (or B) in all Spanish courses at the collegiate level and they must rank in the upper 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, senior). At least one semester of a literature or culture class at the 300 level. (A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in this course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student's work is of B or A quality.) Another requisite is that they show genuine interest in things Hispanic and be of good moral character.