Induction into the Delta State University Alumni Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the DSU Alumni Association. Established in 2007, the Alumni Hall of Fame is extended to alumni and friends who have achieved professional distinction and made significant community service contributions at the local, national and/or international level and who have thus brought honor and distinction to Delta State University.
To give recognition to an alumnus of Delta State University who has distinguished himself or herself by making some significant contributions to human or institutional programs in which a situation, an institution or a movement has been materially changed for the better because of that individual's personal participation.
Named for Ms Gladys Castle, a 46 year employee of Delta State who served as the first alumni secretary and is presented to recognize outstanding service and contributions to Delta State University by a non-alumnus.
Named for Dr. Forrest Kent Wyatt, a former university president of 24 years and is presented to recognize outstanding service and contributions to Delta State University by a young alumnus 36 years of age or younger.
Named for Hugh Ellis Walker, a 24 year director of the Delta State University Alumni/Foundation and is presented to recognize outstanding service and contributions to Delta State University by an alumnus.
Legacy Award is presented to someone who has made an institutional change upon the university.