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Student Activities

English Department
277 Fenton Hall
State University of
New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3125
Fax: (716) 673-4661

English Student Groups:

Want to get involved? Polish a story draft? Or a résumé?

Our award-winning student clubs organize dozens of workshops, readings, and community-outreach events each year. They serve the community while advancing their professional careers and honing their creative and critical writing skills. To learn more, please contact the current president of each organization.


Writers' Ring meets twice a week to workshop any genre of creative writing. Membership is open to every student, regardless of major or prior writing experience. Members can bring in their own writing to workshop, or just sit and listen. Writers’ Ring hosts many events throughout the year, such as sponsored readings from professional authors, poets, and lecturers.

When and Where: Join us twice a week, Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., in 127 Fenton Hall (English Reading Room). Please bring 10-15 copies of your work if you would like to present.

President: James T. Lillin

Open- mic night at East 21 Bookstore

English Works explores what you can do with an English degree and how you can tailor your skills and experiences to fit different job opportunities. The club has organized career fairs, job-search panels, cover-letter workshops, and alumni talks. Join us to explore the many career paths available to English majors and to develop the skills and experiences that employers value!

When and Where: Join us for our weekly meetings every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. in G103 Williams Center.

President: Molly Mellott

Sigma Tau Delta is the SUNY Fredonia chapter of the International English Honor Society. The society sponsors activities for English students, faculty, and the broader community. Ongoing events include community literacy programming as well as Coffee Talks featuring department faculty members. Applications are available in the spring semester.

When and Where: Join us every week on Monday at 5 p.m. in 127 Fenton Hall, English Reading Room

Chapter Co-Presidents: Rachel Beneway and Emily Green


English Works and Sigma Tau Delta Recipients of GRIP Award

English Works and Sigma Tau Delta Recipients of GRIP Award

Writing opportunities:

  • The Leader is SUNY Fredonia's award-winning newspaper. The Leader welcomes students from all majors to participate in this student-run campus publication.

  • Writing at SUNY Fredonia is Fredonia's creative writing blog.

  • Poetry Readings give SUNY Fredonia students the opportunity to share work from creative writing classes in an informal and supportive setting.

tridentStudent Research Expo.

  • The Trident is the campus literary magazine affiliated with ENGL 261: Introduction to Literary Publishing. The Trident takes submissions of fiction (under five double-spaced pages) and poetry. All students are welcome to submit their work as an attachment with the title and author name in the subject heading to Submissions are read in the early spring of each year.


A variety of other opportunities exist as well:

  • Students and faculty often become involved in community events and assist in a variety of elementary, middle school, and high school projects.

Environmental Literature Students Planting Spruce Trees at Greystone Nature Preserve

  • Literary London: This program provides students with the opportunity to study abroad in London with two faculty members. The program involves two separate courses. The two-week course involves daily discussion sections and outings to study archival materials and related art and design exhibits in London museums. Students will also take day trips to various locations, such as Oxford, and have a chance to live and study in the heart of Bloomsbury.     

  • The English Education Club provides a way for English Adolescent Education majors to further their education outside the classroom. Each semester members plan and organize professional development activities. Some past examples include Writer's Workshop, Grammar Mini-lessons and Sustained Silent Reading in the high school. The club has also planned charity fund-raisers and social events.

  • The Learning Center hires student tutors from various fields of study to assist peers, including Writing Tutors.

  • The department also maintains a list of advertisements for students interested in submitting papers for conferences and for competitions across the country.



Further information:

Student Clubs and Groups | Career Development Office


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