Tau Sigma Delta
Architecture and Allied Arts
Admitted to ACHS: 1948
Founded at the University of Michigan in May, 1913
No of Active Chapters: 80
No of Alumni Chapters/Clubs: 80
Total Membership: 19823
Annual/current Membership: 800
Number of Regions: 4
PURPOSE: To stimulate mental achievement, effort, and initiative; to emphasize leadership and character; and to reward students who attain high scholastic standing in architecture, landscape architecture, and the allied arts of design with the reward of membership.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for undergraduate membership, a candidate must be a bona fide student enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or the Allied Arts of Design. Candidate must have completed a minimum of two and one-half academic years (five semesters or eight quarters) of the initial degree program and have completed major prerequisites of the degree program established by the faculty of the college, school, or department. An eligible transfer student shall have been enrolled in residence a minimum of the academic year in the institution where selection for membership is considered. Candidates must have maintained a B average or a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in the upper 20% of their class.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: To be of service to the school; to promote high ideals in architectural education; and to provide a collegiate organization which might assist in worthy endeavors for the benefit of the profession in architecture and the allied arts. Social functions are incidental, and may be held in connection with initiations, dinners, meetings, lectures, exhibitions of work, awarding of prizes to undergraduates, etc. Institutional chapters are chartered only at four-year or more degree granting American colleges and universities whose department, school, or college of architecture is on the accredited list of the National Architectural Accrediting Board which is jointly organized by the American Institute of Architects, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.