Sigma Tau Delta has a number of social media outlets that work together to provide information to and facilitate interaction among Sigma Tau Deltans at the local, regional, and Society levels.
Sigma Tau Delta is excited to announce the launch of EnglishMatters, the Society's very own social networking site for students, alumni, and faculty. Housed through VineUp, this multi-faceted online community is interactive, convenient, and fun, and offers a completely new Sigma Tau Delta experience.
WORDY by Nature Blog
WORDY by Nature, the official blog of Sigma Tau Delta, serves as a platform for in-depth conversation and exploration of ideas related to Society life. Written by Deltans, for Deltans, WORDY by Nature spotlights noteworthy activities and accomplishments by chapters and individual members, provides advice and insights from Sigma Tau Delta leadership, and offers each region an opportunity to showcase the unique literary landscape of their corner of the world.
The official Sigma Tau Delta Facebook page provides a timely and convenient way to share information and facilitate communication among chapters. All blog posts, eNews mailings, and other important announcements appear on the Facebook page. Additional features include interesting links, Society events, and pictures and video of chapters in action.
Sigma Tau Delta also maintains regional Facebook groups to allow members to connect with their regional leadership and other chapters in their area. Regional groups are a great place for members to find advice, fellowship, and new friends.
Additionally, check out our Humans of Sigma Tau Delta Facebook page, where we highlight Society members at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in the style of Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York street portrait series.
Sigma Tau Delta's LinkedIn group is the ideal place for Deltans interested in professional networking. Members can check English-related job listings, connect with Deltans who share similar professional interests, and get advice about job hunting and professional development from active alumni.
Sigma Tau Delta's Twitter feed provides members with another way to get Society news and connect with Deltans around the globe. Custom lists allow followers to easily find other Deltans and convention attendees, and during convention week followers receive reminders about important events, live updates to the schedule, and insider tips about impromptu events and giveaways.
Sigma Tau Delta's YouTube channel provides Deltans with recruitment and promotional tools, convention clips, and other interesting and helpful videos.
In addition to images pertaining to the field of English, Sigma Tau Delta’s Instagram feed visually provides information on Society deadlines and opportunities, as well as highlighting our WORDY by Nature blog and other key Society announcements. Additional features include Humans of Sigma Tau Delta and #WeirdWordWednesday.
The Sigma Tau Delta Pinterest account includes boards on Society history, the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, and chapter life. Forthcoming boards will feature such topics as grammar, writing tips, job hunting/interview tips, careers for English majors, writing prompts, reading/writing challenges, and much more.
Use Sigma Tau Delta’s Society hashtag, #EnglishMatters, to both follow Society postings and when you post about your own chapter events and activities across social media. During convention time, look for our convention hashtag, which follows the pattern #yearEngCon (ex. #16engcon).
Have an idea for a blog article or YouTube video? Want to share your favorite chapter activity on Facebook? Contact us with your ideas and you could become the next member of our social media family. Email content, comments, or questions to Katie Mudd.
Policy for the Use of Sigma Tau Delta's Name on Social Media
As a general rule, Sigma Tau Delta follows Northern Illinois University's social media policies. Your name and/or handle on any of your chapter social media accounts may include Sigma Tau Delta; however, it must be clear that your account represents an individual chapter, not the organization as a whole. Additionally, we encourage you to follow the Sigma Tau Delta Editorial Style Guide when posting on social media. In that vein, we ask you not to use the acronym STD.