Sigma Delta Alpha Honor Society
The Office of the Academic Dean is pleased to announce the creation of a new honor society that is unique to Southeastern and our mission. The name chosen for this new honor society is the Sigma Delta Alpha (ΣΔΑ) Honor Society.
The Origin of the Name: Sigma Delta Alpha
Paul writes to his protégé in 2 Timothy 2:15 with the imperative, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Three Greek words found in 2 Timothy 2:15—spoudázō (study), dókimos (approved), and alḗtheia (truth)—begin with the three Greek letters Sigma, Delta, and Alpha, forming the basis of our honor society name.
These three Greek words exemplify the essence of Southeastern and its unique mission to cultivate studious and seasoned leaders whose lives are centered on God’s Word. Paul, in context, challenges Timothy with the importance of study, meaning diligence of mind and eagerness to do one’s best, as a basis for seeking the commendation of God. Members of Sigma Delta Alpha are approved unto God as they diligently and eagerly seek to know Christ and make Him known. The foundation for God’s approval is obedience to the truth, which is the true doctrine of the Word of God. The distinguished members of Sigma Delta Alpha have demonstrated intellectual achievement, Christian character, and leadership ability.
- Baccalaureate students must achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 by the beginning of the Spring semester before graduation.
- No more than forty percent of the graduating class will be inducted into the society.
- Qualifying students must exhibit Christian character and servant-leadership qualities.
- Invited students must submit a resume to the Academic Committee detailing relevant college career highlights (such as leadership roles held, Christian service activities, and other important milestones to demonstrate qualifications).
- Finalists will be voted upon by the Faculty Senate and honored at the Spring graduation ceremony.