National Dues and Fees

Learning Financial Responsibility Is a Valuable Life Skill for Our Members

Learning about the costs of Sigma Delta Tau —whether paying membership fees or operating on a balanced chapter budget while serving as a chapter leader—is an important part of the sorority experience. The cost of Sigma Delta Tau may vary by chapter location and member. The costs of housing, meals, dues and programming are our greatest expenses and can vary by school. Outside of these local chapter fees are national dues and fees. We understand paying for college is a huge expense. That’s why the Sigma Delta Tau Foundation offers scholarships and grants to a limited number of students. The availability and award amount of scholarships and grants vary by year, depending on the generosity of our donors and the performance of our investments.

National Dues and Fees

Our members pay national dues and fees to support the activities and operations of our organization.

Collegiate Chapter Dues, Fees and Housing Costs

Each chapter establishes its own costs for housing and meals, dues and other fees. Chapter costs are determined by chapter members. The membership contract will specify amount, date and method of payment.

NATIONAL DUES AND FEES

Current national dues and fees:

One-time New member dues and fees

  • National new member fee: $100
  • New member initiation fee: $100
  • Badge fee (minimum cost): $85
    • Actual cost depends on the type of badge selected.

Annual collegiate dues and fees

National dues and fees: $185

  • Supports Sigma Delta Tau programs and initiatives
  • Provides the chapter with support from Sigma Delta Tau staff and volunteers
  • Covers technology, leadership conferences, the bi-annual Convention, National programming, and Torch magazine

Foundation Fund Fee: $10

  • The Sigma Delta Tau Foundation supports sorority programming for members; chapter officer training, philanthropic efforts, life skills programming and financial assistance specifically for our collegiate women.

Insurance: $45

  • Supports and provides liability coverage.

Housing Fund: Cost TBD for 2021–2022 Academic Year

  • Actual cost will depend on the local housing circumstances.

Definitions

Inactive Status:  Member must submit ALL paperwork to National Office within the first TWO weeks of the semester. If approved, individual is only responsible for National Inactive Fee of $37.50 for that semester/quarter.

Married Student:  Alumna status.

Abroad, Internships & Part-Time Students: Responsible for Abroad Fee of $37.50 plus any House Corporation fees.