Spanish Honor Society

¡Bienvenidos al Capítulo de Gamma Gamma! Sigma Delta Pi, Marquette University


Sigma Delta Pi, Chapter Gamma Gamma, is the Spanish Honor Society at Marquette University. This national honor society was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919. It is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of South Carolina and currently headquartered at the College of Charleston.

Faculty Advisor, Fall 2021

Criteria for Membership

Visit the National Website for more information about the base-line criteria for membership in Sigma Delta Pi.

At Marquette, applications for membership are accepted once in the fall and once in the spring. If accepted to SDP, you will have to participate in an induction ceremony to take place toward the middle of the fall and spring semesters. Once accepted, you must earn points based on your participation in the organization to graduate with SDP cords.

Scholarships and Awards

There are many scholarships being offered for trips focused on Spanish culture, language-learning, and service. For more information and due dates, visit the Awards Page on the National SDP website.

Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to study in Spain, Ecuador, or Costa Rica in the summer and for the academic school year. There are also 12 stipends of $2,500 each offered every year with a study abroad program of your choice in a Spanish-speaking country (must be approved by the university).

El Premio Mario Vargas Llosa

Sigma Delta Pi and the the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese co-sponsor their Mario Vargas Llosa Award, granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish.

El Premio Gabriela Mistral

Any/every active chapter may nominate one outstanding student per year for El Premio Gabriela Mistral. The awardee, who may be either a graduate or undergraduate student, must be an active member of Sigma Delta Pi, as defined in the By-laws. Nominations, together with supporting documentation, including several letters of recommendation and a current transcript, should be e-mailed to the Executive Director. Winners will be given a handsome certificate and a book award. Our most recent winner was President of Sigma Delta Pi, Hannah Koller, for the academic year 2016-2017.


Recent Sigma Delta Pi Events at Marquette

Check out and be a part of the many events held by Sigma Delta Pi on campus!


El Club de Conversación (Tertulia)

The club hosts various sessions where students meet to practice speaking Spanish. It is an informal social event, and everyone, including non-members are encouraged to stop by!

Intercambios @ El Centro

Improve your Spanish language skills in a fun and relaxed environment. People with all levels of Spanish language skills are welcome. Each week will include activities and conversation topics to build bi-cultural awareness and language exchange.

Translators for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Located at various Milwaukee Public schools throughout the year to help discuss students’ academic progress with parents.

Students for SEA Literacy - Tutors

Students for SEA Literacy (SSEAL) is in need of tutors on Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm to help refugee students with their homework, ESL, and college prep. Our organization meets once a week on campus and works with students of a variety of grade levels and cultures. No experience is necessary, and we are looking for tutors from all majors! To get involved with SSEAL or to learn more please contact

Community Service Opportunities

Bake sales, food drives, and toy drives held throughout the year.

Dreamers Gala

This wonderful community event is the primary source of funding for the Ignacio Ellacuria S.J. Scholarship. The Ellacuria scholarship supports undocumented students attending Marquette University. The scholarship is intended to help alleviate the tensions that comes from high tuition fees and lack of other financial aid.

Noche de Fiesta

End of the Year Ceremony and Reception with awards.

Movie Nights

Once a semester SDP sponsors a Spanish film night for SDP members. Keep your eyes out this year!

Executive Officers

Meet our 2018-2019 Executive Officers!

PresidentPresident: Clara Reed

Clara will be the President of SDP this year. She is a senior and a Nursing major with a minor in Spanish. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and had the opportunity to do her nursing clinical on the mom/baby floor in a Spanish speaking hospital.

Vice PresidentVice President: Max Buckle

Max will be the Vice President of SDP and is a senior studying International Business and Marketing with a minor in Spanish. He studied abroad in Ireland and every Spanish professor he’s had since has interrogated him about why he went there instead of a Spanish-speaking country.


SecretarySecretary: Emily Chang

Emily will be the Secretary of SDP this year. She is from California and a senior majoring in Spanish and Secondary Education. She has studied abroad in Madrid and this summer, she studied in Lima and Cusco, Peru where she observed some amazing social justice work in action, worked alongside English teachers, and even hiked Machu Picchu!


AmbassadorAmbassador: Lindsey Wilson

Lindsey will be the continuing Ambassador for SDP and is a senior studying Biomedical Sciences. This summer she visited 6 states in 6 days on the East Coast. A fun fact about herself: She is a twin, but is exactly thirty minutes older than her brother!

Social Media ChairSocial Media Chair: Sara Riegler

Sara will be the social media chair of SDP this year and is a third-year student studying Spanish language, literature and culture, with a minor in criminology and law studies. She spent most of this summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina and she is excited to bring what she learned there to her Spanish classes at Marquette! While there, she stayed with a host mother and took two courses: one focused on the colloquial Spanish of Argentina and one on the history of Argentine art and architecture.

Treasurer: Aileen Mallon