The English Department offers outstanding students the opportunity to intensify their course of study through special honors courses and Latin honors, which is achieved through writing an Honors Thesis.
The Honors Program in English functions in conjunction with the Arts and Sciences Honors Program. Students have the option to apply for General Honors in Arts and Sciences instead of completing Departmental Honors. Visit www.colorado.edu/honors/graduation to view information on this option, as well as access the form to register to graduate with Honors, and view semester deadlines.
Applicants who wish to defend an English Departmental Honors thesis in fall 2016 or spring 2017 must submit a hard copy of their completed application materials to the English Undergraduate Student Services Office in Hellems 111 by Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1pm. For more information, please refer to the application and guidelines posted below.
English Honors Requirements, Deadlines and Guidelines
English Honors Application, AY 2016-17 (also available in HLMS 111)
For further information, contact Undergraduate Student Services:
Sigma Tau Delta is an active honor society which has served the English discipline for over 75 years. With over 750 chapters in large and small, public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe, it is by far the largest–and most active–honors organization in the field.
Our central purpose is to confer distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
Requirements for Membership
Minimum of 2 college courses in English Completed (excluding freshman English)
3 semesters of college course work completed (45 hours)
Overall GPA of 3.0
English GPA of 3.0 (excluding freshman English)
A one-time fee of $40.00 which includes:
- lifetime membership in Sigma Tau Delta
- admittance to chapter meetings and events
- scholarship, internship, assistanship, award, and grant opportunities
- bi-yearly editions of The Rectangle literary journal
- opportunities to be published in The Rectangle
- opportunities for writing awards
For more information on the society, see Sigma Tau Delta website. To apply (cost is $40), fill out this application — Sigma Tau Delta Application — and send a copy to Rachael Deagman, English Department, Hellems 101 UCB 226, Boulder CO 80309.