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Sigma Beta Delta

Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor society for business, management and administration. The society was created in 1994 to provide an opportunity for schools of business similar to Walsh to recognize students who have demonstrated scholastic excellence in their business studies. The creation of Sigma Beta Delta follows a 200-year tradition of honoring scholastic achievement in higher education that began with the establishment of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest society founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary and honors scholastic achievement in the liberal arts and sciences.

Sigma Beta Delta is certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, the association that sets the standards for organizational excellence and scholastic eligibility for member societies that honor scholastic achievement in many, many disciplines including agriculture, political science, psychology, journalism, engineering - to name only a few.

Today, over 225 Sigma Beta Delta chapters have been established in 45 states and one chapter in the United Arab Emirates. International membership will expand as IACBE, our specialized accrediting body, adds internal members.

These chapters offer a variety of benefits and services to their members. In addition to the resume building benefits, services including a Fellowship program that awards scholarships, networking opportunities with Sigma Beta Delta Alumni, lifetime contact through the annual "Aspirations" newsletter and a job board on its website for posting resumes and reviewing job opportunities.

Acceptance into Sigma Beta Delta is by invitation only. It is open to the students at the main campus, students in the School of Professional Studies and MBA Candidates. Candidates for bachelor's and master's degree who rank in the upper 20% of their class at the time of invitation to membership may be inducted into membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which they are enrolled. Undergraduates may be inducted as early as their junior year.

Please contact Mary Ann Sponseller for additional Sigma Beta Delta information.