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Everything you need to know about Sigma Tau Delta is on our website, but if you're in a hurry, the following list of popular topics and links may be just what you need to get started.
New Member Recruitment
New Member Enrollment
New members are enrolled using Write Away, our online chapter management system. Write Away serves as the permanent database for both your chapter and the Sigma Tau Delta Central Office. The system was launched in fall 2008 and goes back as far as fall 2004.
Step-by-step directions for enrolling new members can be found at How to use Write Away. You might find it helpful to print and read these directions before you begin. Sponsors typically batch new member enrollments in the spring and/or fall, paying with one credit card payment or university/chapter check; however, enrollments are accepted anytime. Membership certificates and Society pins are generally mailed to the Lead Chapter Sponsor within one week of receipt of payment in the Central Office.
To login to Write Away, click on the red box in the upper right corner of our website.
Enter your username and password.
If you do not have your username and/or password, simply click on "Retrieve Username" or "Set/Reset Password" and the system will assist you. Your username will always remain the same, but you can change your password as often as you like by clicking on "Set/Reset Password" on the login screen.
For administrative management and security reasons, we only issue usernames to Chapter Sponsors. If you delegate Write Away chapter administration to a chapter officer or department administrator, you may give them your username and password. However, because the username belongs to you, you will receive all email, including email verifications from Write Away. This allows you to monitor Write Away activity. If your chapter administrator changes, you should reset your password. Protect your Write Away login information. It provides direct access to your chapter's permanent membership database.
Tip to enhance communication: For your chapter officers to receive Society email directly, enter their names and email addresses under the Chapter Officers tab in Write Away.
Chapter Activities and Fundraising
Individual and Chapter Opportunities
Sigma Tau Delta Community
Contact Natasha McPartlin, Director of Society Operations, at .