Sigma Kappa Delta is the English honor society for two-year colleges. Its meetings are open to anyone is “interested in reading, ideas and good discussions.”
Margaret Waguespack, an English professor, said students have a chance at each meeting to discuss a variety of topics ranging from net neutrality to stories such as “Harrison Bergeron.”
Students meet for discussion at 7 p.m. each Tuesday in the Writers’ Corner in Ordway Hall. Students can join in at any time, and they don’t have to be members to participate.
Waguespack said SKD provides “an intellectually simulating environment for students.”
Professors involved with the organization encourage students to participate in cultural events and literacy on and off the campus.
SKD participated in Fallfest, with students members dressed as characters from novels such as Holes and the Harry Potter series. They also had a display for banned books week.
During the first SKD service project, students will read to children at disadvantaged schools, English Professor Dr. Mary Dodson said.
Students who want to participate in the projects must become SKD members. To become a member, a student must have completed 12 semester hours and one English course and have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average.
SKD is not just a place for a stimulating environment for students to hang out but a place to feel welcome.
“We’re not a writing club, but a thinking club,” Dodson said in an email.
More information about SKD is available on the Amarillo College Sigma Kappa Delta Facebook page. Students also are welcome to inquire about the group and activities at Tuesday meetings at the Writers’ Corner.