1. You must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior (third-year) level. You may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level 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.
2. You must have taken a minimum of three Spanish classes at Elon University.
3. You must have a minimum of a “B” average in your Spanish classes.
4. You must have an overall GPA in roughly the 1/3 top of your class; 3.0 for Spanish.
5. You must attend one or more meetings before being initiated to Sigma Delta Pi.
6. You must attend the actual initiation ceremony.
7. You must be a good character, and demonstrate support, enthusiasm, and interest in the Spanish language and in Spanish and Latino cultures. As part of your membership in the National Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, you must authorize the faculty advisor to solicit integrity data from Elon's Judicial Officer. Any judicial offenses will be reviewed by the advisor and other Spanish professors and may be cause for removal from Sigma Delta Pi.