About Sigma Kappa Delta & The Muse

Sigma Kappa Delta (ΣΚΔ) is the National English Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges. Students eligible for ΣΚΔ must:

  • Be enrolled in a two-year college with a Sigma Kappa Delta Chapter

  • Have completed a minimum of one college course (excluding developmental courses) in English language or literature

  • Have no grade lower than a B in English

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) in general scholarship

  • Have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college course work for a cumulative total of twelve semester hours

  • Students are not required to be English majors (from the National organization's FAQ page)

ΣΚΔ seeks to promote education, literacy and charity. Benefits of membership include opportunities for community service, eligibility to attend national literary conferences, eligibility to submit writings to the national literary journal, recognition during graduation, resume enhancement, lifetime membership, and a fun peer group to hang out with during on– and off-campus activities. Current chapter dues are $45. The chapter pays national dues for members. To join, fill out a membership application and give it to one of the faculty sponsors: RayShell Palmer and Jason Garrison. Information about chapter activities as well as forms are available in the Scott Building by ΣΚΔ/YA's bulletin board.

Seminole State College’s ΣΚΔ chapter is Upsilon Alpha (ΣΚΔ/YA). It annually publishes The Muse literary and art anthology under the direction of faculty sponsors. The purpose of the anthology is to not only encourage expression in the literary and fine arts, but to also encourage students, faculty, and staff to publish their works.

ΣΚΔ/YA reserves the right to edit submitted material for spelling and style. The chapter considers all submitted material, but submission does not ensure publication. We do not accept anonymous material.  All views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Seminole State College or ΣΚΔ/YA. The Muse is distributed on the SSC campus and the surrounding area.

Seminole State College, in compliance with Title VI of the Educational Amendment of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate of the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.

ΣΚΔ/YA sponsors a contest for authors and artists submitting their works to the anthology. We send all submissions to qualified judges in the specific areas (poetry, prose, and art).  Cash prizes go to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category. Judges may also award Honorable Mentions (certificate only).  Only students of Seminole State College are eligible for prize money. Should a judge award 1st, 2nd, or 3rd to work by faculty or staff, ΣΚΔ/YA acknowledges their achievement with a certificate, and the next ranked student will take the cash prize.