Prospective Chapter Information
A local chapter may be established, maintained or reactivated
only in colleges and universities that grant associate, baccalaureate
or higher degrees that provide instruction in agriculture and that are
accredited by the appropriate national or regional accrediting agency.
All institutions that are candidates for a chapter
of The Honor Society of Delta Tau Alpha must make formal charter
application in writing to the National Council (National Officers
- contact the National Advisor) at least 60 days prior to the annual National
Convention (usually in March or April).
The application for a new chapter must receive the approval
of 4/5 vote of the delegates present at the National Convention.
A local chapter of The Honor Society of Delta Tau Alpha
cannot be established unless there are 6 or more students who are qualified.
In general, students from four-year institutions must rank in the upper
35% of their class and have completed 45 semester hours of which 9 hours
have been agriculture courses. Students from two-year institutions must
rank in the upper 35% of their class and have completed 24 semester
hours of which 6 hours have been agriculture courses. Complete requirements
for membership may be found in The Delta Tau Alpha "Constitution
An installation fee of $25 shall be paid by the Chapter
prior to its installation. A one-time initiation fee of $25 makes a student a life-time member at the national level. Local chapters may have an additional initiation fee and/or annual dues.
Additional information is outlined in The Delta Tau Alpha
and By-Laws." Interested parties are urged to contact the National
Advisor, National Executive
Treasurer, or an Advisor of an existing Delta Tau Alpha Chapter.
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