March 22, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Sigma Delta Pi Initiates 12 New Members

Sigma Delta Pi members in a group pose

The new initiates, current members, and current officers of Sigma Delta Pi

Congratulations to the new initiates of Sigma Delta Pi: Alexis Broomes, Alexis Wales, Genoveva Di Maggio, Olivia Sturtevant, Patrick Ballow, Rachel Broughton, Spencer Cappelli, Suzy Aftabizadeh, and Taryn Osborne. ¡Felicidades!

Sigma Delta Pi, founded in 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley, is the only national honor society recognizing outstanding college and university students of Spanish. The Ohio University chapter, Phi Rho, held its initiation ceremony for 12 new members on March 6 in Gordy Hall. Sigma Delta Pi requires members to hold a high GPA in Spanish and overall.

The ceremony, conducted in Spanish, was organized and led by the officers of Sigma Delta Pi and included readings of a poem by Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Jesús Sánchez, a flamenco guitarist, rendered a beautiful performance at the ceremony. Following the ceremony, at the reception, new initiates, officers, members, the adviser, and Dr. Betsy Partyka, Associate Professor and Chair of Modern Languages, mingled.

The Ohio University chapter of Sigma Delta Pi was founded in 1986 and has inducted more than 450 members. Certification from the Association of College Honor Societies attests to Sigma Delta Pi’s legitimacy and renown, and more than 590 active chapters promote and reward the study of Spanish in United States colleges and universities.

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