Student Activities

The Department of English sponsors a number of activities for majors.

English Student Groups:

Writers' Ring is a club that meets twice a week to
experiment with new and exciting creative writing
exercises and help plan area open-mic poetry nights
and other writing activities for the campus community.

President: James T. Lillin

Open mic night at East 21 Bookstore

English Works is an club that helps students explore more of what their major has to offer them by giving them opportunities to get experience relevant to their field. The club also works to help students create resumes that help make them into attractive prospects in their fields.

President: Kerry Brooks

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honors Society. The SUNY Fredonia chapter sponsors activities for English students, faculty, and the broader community. Recent and ongoing events include "Coffee Talks" with departmental faculty and students, and community literacy programming. Applications are available in the spring semester. 

Chapter President: Courtney Loiacono

English Works and Sigma Tau Delta Recipients of GRIP Award

English Works and Sigma Tau Delta Recipients of GRIP Award

Writing opportunities:
  •  Writing for Fredonia's award-winning newspaper, The Leader.
  • Participating on Fredonia's creative writing blog: Writing at SUNY Fredonia.
  • Regularly scheduled Poetry Readings offer students an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of sharing work from creative writing classes in an informal and supportive setting. The department also sponsors readings from "professional" authors, poets and lecturers each semester to the benefit and delight of our students.

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
  • The London Program provides students with the opportunity to study in London with two faculty members. The program involves two separate courses, one on Women's Literature in London and a second on Charles Dickens. 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:

 Career Development Office

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