Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Delta Pi, also known as the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), is a non-profit organization that was established on November 14th, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley. It has been recognized as one of the only honor society dedicated to students of Spanish at four-year colleges and universities. As such, Sigma Delta Pi offers a distinguished opportunity for its members.

According to the national organization's website, its mission is divided into four main parts:

  1. To honor those who excel in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world;
  2. To foster an understanding, appreciation and respect for the peoples, cultures and societies of the Spanish-speaking world;
  3. To honor those who have promoted and reinforced a better understanding of the contributions of the Spanish-speaking world;
  4. To serve its membership in support of the Society’s goals and ideals.

About the Iota Tau Chapter

Rowan University houses the Iota Tau chapter of Sigma Delta Pi. It is moderated by an executive group of students (the e-board) with Professor Santos-Quiñones as the faculty advisor.

Applications for this academic year are now open! Please use the Google form linked here to submit your application. The initiation ceremony for this academic year will take place on April 20th, 2024 at 4 pm in the Eynon Ballroom. For more information, please contact the faculty advisor at


Meet our E-Board!

Co-President: Marissa Ozer

"My name is Marissa Ozer and I am a junior at Rowan. I am studying Spanish and education with the hopes of becoming a high school Spanish teacher. Coming to Rowan and being involved with Tertulia Hispana, Sigma Delta Pi, and the World Language department has been incredibly rewarding. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!"



Co-President: Ayden Pulman

"My name is Ayden Pulman and I am a junior majoring in both Spanish and Psychology. My current goal is to use my background in these two majors to pursue graduate studies in business administration and/or law. Along with my position in Sigma Delta Pi, I also am involved with Tertulia hispana. By majoring in Spanish and taking part in these extracurriculars, I hope to apply my language skills in my personal life and future career!"






Senator: Matthew Conway

"My name is Matt Conway and I am a junior majoring in chemical engineering and Spanish. I am a runner on the track and cross country teams in addition to my membership in Tertulia Hispana and Sigma Delta Pi. I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry after my undergraduate degree and hope to use my Spanish when I study abroad and to help others in my community."







Treasurer: Jennifer Mendez

"My name is Jennifer Mendez. I am currently a senior at Rowan. I’m studying education and Spanish, as well as pursuing a CUGS in ESL education. I plan on becoming both a Spanish teacher and an ESL teacher after graduating from Rowan this May. Every experience I’ve had at Rowan has helped me gain a larger and more diverse perspective than I would’ve thought possible."



Secretary: Rosa Tenorio

"My name is Rosa Tenorio. I am in my senior year at Rowan University. My major is Spanish and I’m also pursuing my minor in Psychology. My goal is to become a Spanish teacher and be able to work with children. Hopefully, I will be able to work as a substitute teacher very soon!"