The English Department offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations where they can share their writing and ideas, develop their skills as writers and critics, and enjoy socializing with like-minded individuals.
The Etownian is Elizabethtown College's campus newspaper, which is published weekly during the school year. Each year, students from the English department as well as other departments at all levels of their education serve as staff writers and editorial staff for the paper. To find out more about the paper visit The Etownian online.
Literati is a social club whose membership is made up of English majors and minors. In the past they have traveled to places as far away as Indiana University of Pennsylvania to see Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and to the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. They also schedule writing workshops, movie nights, and all-night-poetry-readings.Faculty Advisor: Suzanne Webster
VOX is Elizabethtown's annual journal of literary and visual art featuring poems, short stories, short plays, essays, photographs and drawings submitted by members of the college community. VOX usually comes out late in the spring semester, and a reading by featured authors is typically scheduled to accompany the publication. Membership is open to any interested students, regardless of major.
Faculty Advisor: Jesse Waters
Sigma Tau Delta
The Alpha Alpha Theta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society was founded in 1990. The club's colors are cardinal and black, and its motto is "Truth, Sincerity, Design." English majors and minors are eligible to be invited to join if they have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, are in the top 35% of their class, and have taken two English courses beyond their Power of Language requirement.
The club sponsors a campus-wide event every year. In the past they have hosted local writers of children's books and sponsored English Department faculty research by inviting them to present at their annual induction ceremony, usually held in the fall semester. Philanthropic activities include reading to toddlers at the local area day care centers, making books on tape for the blind, and participating in "Into the Streets," a campus-wide community service program.
To raise money Sigma Tau Delta members have sold study guides for graduate admissions exams (LSAT, GRE, MCAT), held used book sales, sold roses, and collaborated with other English and Education clubs in their activities.