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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mission Statement

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/honorsociety/mission.html

The aim of this society is to promote a mastery of written expression, to encourage serious reading, and to foster a spirit of good fellowship among students of English. Members of Sigma Tau Delta seek to share with others the joy and appreciation of our discipline.

Henry David Thoreau wrote, "A Friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. It takes two to speak the truth—one to speak, and another to hear." Members of Sigma Tau Delta understand the fundamental importance of communication—both the significance of expression and the value of listening.

Sincerity, truth, and design embody the basis, the purpose, and the structure of Sigma Tau Delta. Without an understanding of these elements, our society would crumble. Members of Sigma Tau Delta pledge to maintain a high seriousness of purpose, unselfishness of service, and fidelity to the standards and aims of Sigma Tau Delta on this campus and in the international organization.