Transfer Students as Provisional Members

Transfer students eligible for Sigma Tau Delta membership after their first fall semester have the opportunity to submit a paper for convention presentation, participate on a roundtable, or participate for Research in the Round table host. 

Paper Submissions

Chapter Advisors may now approve transfer students to submit a paper for presentation before enrolling the transfer student as an active member who meets residency and GPA requirements at their “new” school:

  1. The Chapter Advisor will complete and submit the form by October 31, 2022. (This form will be available after September 1.) 
  2. The student will submit their paper. In the submission form they will select “Sigma Tau Delta Provisional Member” in the “Membership Type” drop-down list.
  3. The student’s paper will then be considered and evaluated.
  4. If the student’s work is accepted it will be considered provisional. Their place in the program will be secured only if they are enrolled as an active member in Write Away on, or before, Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Roundtable Participation

Chapter Advisors may also recommend a transfer student as a roundtable participant by completing the form shown below. If the roundtable is accepted, but the student is not enrolled as an active member by January 17, 2023, the student must forfeit their place on the roundtable.


Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to the 2023 convention staff at [email protected].

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