Sigma Delta Pi will only invite into its organization those who meet its standards of high academic achievement in the study of the Spanish language, the literature and culture of Hispanic nations, and other college-level subjects. Membership may also be granted to those who display professional merit, proficiency, or special distinction in the fields of Hispanic study and culture or who have made significant contributions to these areas. The bases of selection shall be:
1.The scholastic or professional record of the candidate
2.The distinction the candidate has achieved in the field of Hispanic studies
3.The candidate’s demonstrated support of the goals and ideals of the society
4. The character of the candidate. Reception into membership shall be without formal pledge or secret order training.