Connect in our Community
The Department of English offers plenty of opportunities for students inside and outside of the English major to participate in clubs and organizations where they can share their writing and ideas, receive feedback, perform, develop their skills as writers and as critics, and to socialize with others interested in writing.
There are four primary organizations on campus dedicated to writing: The Etownian, Fine Print, Creative Writing Club, and Sigma Tau Delta.
The Etownian is the campus newspaper, which is published weekly during the school year. Students from a variety of majors serve as staff writers and editorial staff for the paper. To find out more about the paper, visit The Etownian Online.
Fine Print is Etown’s annual Literary Journal. It contains submissions from students and members of the college community such as poetry, short stories, short plays, essays, photographs and drawings. Fine Print editorial members choose what pieces to print from a wide range of submissions. The journal prints in late spring followed by a reading by featured authors. Inclusion is open to any interested student, regardless of major.
Come enjoy a laid back atmosphere and meet other people who love to write! The club meets every other week to write from prompts or do free-writing time. They offer members the opportunity to submit a piece for the club to edit so they can receive constructive criticism. During November, they meet every week and weekend for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). They also host open readings in the Library. All majors and areas of interest are welcome to join! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can become involved.
The club's motto is "Truth, Sincerity, Design." Students who have completed three semesters of college are eligible to be invited to join if they have a 3.6 cumulative grade point average, have a major GPA of 3.0, and have taken two English courses beyond their Power of Language requirement.
The honor society is open to English majors, English minors, and students who have not chosen this designation but otherwise fit the criteria.
Sigma sponsors community-building events for students interested in refining their professionalism. Philanthropic activities include "Into the Streets," a campus-wide community service program.