Delta Epsilon Sigma

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Why Join Delta Epsilon Sigma

By joining Delta Epsilon Sigma, you become part of a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition.
Since 1939, member academics, like yourself, recognize the achievement of their colleagues, foster scholarly activities and help to build a sense of intellectual community among its members.
Delta Epsilon Sigma also gives national recognition to outstanding work accomplished by member colleges and chapters.
A total of 119 chapters are part of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society.

Delta Epsilon Sigma National scholastic honor society

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  • 119
    Chapters
  • 38,848
    Members

All the latest News and events

2019 Writing Competition Submissions

Submissions for the year 2019 Father Edward Fitzgerald Undergraduate Writing Competition in Scholarly and Creative Writing are due on December 1, 2019. Chapter moderators are encouraged to organize their own local contests and send the winning entries to the national competition. Please note that the Executive Board must receive all submissions in Word format (no […]

Winners of the December 2018 DES Writing Competition

Poetry:  1st (tie): “American Family Portrait”, Anna Girgenti, Loras College  1st (tie): “Individual, Season of Fall(ing), Sing to me Wonder, Oregon Trail,” Leanna Haag, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota  2nd: “The Radio Clock & Snowy Morning”, Jill Patton, King’s College  Honorable Mention: “inchoate recovery”, Brook Batch, Thomas More University  Short Fiction:  1st: “Drop-Offs”, Caroline Breitbach, […]

2019 Scholarship and Fellowship Announcements

Testimonials

  • I have had the great pleasure of being involved with DES as an advisor and on the national board, in some capacity, since 1988. I am not aware of another academic honor society that is so thoroughly student-centered, and which offers so much for its student members: scholarship/fellowship opportunities; service awards; a writing competition and possibility to publish in the society’s publication; a wonderful journal published twice yearly; recognition of student achievement and contribution to their chapters, colleges/universities, and society as a whole. It’s both dynamic and edifying.

    Fr. Anthony Grasso, CSC, Ph.D., Wilkes-Barre, PA