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Delta Epsilon Sigma

Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for colleges and universities in the Catholic tradition.    
 
“To be eligible for membership in the Society, candidates must be persons who have a record of outstanding academic accomplishment, who have shown dedication to intellectual activity, and who have accepted their responsibility of service to others.”  DES By-Laws V.1
 
Each Fall Iona faculty nominate their highest achieving students, not exceeding 5% of the total number of graduating seniors in their respective majors.  These students are to demonstrate characters of service and responsibility.
 
As Delta Epsilon Members they are eligible to compete for writing awards and scholarships.  They also participate in service projects and support scholarly programs sponsored by  Heritage Week and the Catholic Intellectual Committee. 
 
Induction to Delta Epsilon Sigma occurs on campus every November.  In November 2013, Fr. Jim Martin was the invited scholar at the induction ceremony.  His talk can be seen below: