Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. It was founded in 1939 to recognize academic accomplishments, foster scholarly activities, and encourage a sense of intellectual community among its members.
National recognition is accorded through the college or university chapter. More than one hundred colleges and universities have received charters to establish chapters of Delta Epsilon Sigma. The seal of this Society bears the Greek letters, Chi Rho, the first two letters of the word Christ, and a lamp which reminds us of the light which shines in the darkness of an unbelieving world.
Membership requirements include an overall grade point average higher than 3.90, further evidence of high scholarship, a grade of "A" or the highest level of distinction on an approved undergraduate thesis or its equivalent in the major field, scores at the 90th percentile or better on a nationally recognized test (e.g., GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT), and endorsements by the chapter advisor, the department chair or mentor, and the chief academic officer. Nominations may be made after seven semesters and must be made no later than six months after the granting of the undergraduate degree.
For more information, visit www.deltaepsilonsigma.org.