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Student Involvement

There are many opportunities for student involvement in the Westminster English program. From clubs to poetry series, to opportunities for professional publication, the English program supports an involved student community. Please use the links to access specific program information:


S.O.U.L. members meet once a month to read and discuss contemporary literature. For more information, email:


Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honors society. The Westminster chapter is open to anyone interested in English. To be a member of the international organization, students must complete two English courses beyond general education requirements (e.g. ENGL 110 and 220 or two WCore Humanities and Fine Arts courses) and maintain a B (3.0 GPA) average both overall and in their English courses. Benefits of lifetime membership include scholarships, publication opportunities, and an annual conference.


Many internship opportunities exist for the English major. Please visit the Career Center to find out how to earn credit for an internship.

The Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series

Notable writers read in The Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series and visit classes.

The Academy of American Poets

Students may enter the yearly contest judged by one of our distinguished visiting writers and administered by The Academy of American Poets. Submit one to three poems, each identified with name, address, and phone numbers, to starting January 1, 2013 January 31, 2013 is the deadline.

national undergraduate Literature Conference

English majors are encouraged to submit papers to the annual
National Undergraduate Literature Conference held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

The Associated Writing Programs

Westminster College is a member of The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Benefits for creative writing students include a subscription to the Writers Chronicle and the AWP Job List. In addition, students may participate in literary competitions for members only, and they receive discounts on the Annual Conference registration.


Ellipsis magazine

Ellipsis Magazine is Westminster College's national literary journal. Many English majors participate in editing and producing Ellipsis. Editorial positions are supported by stipends from ASWC.

writing center

Students interested in working in the Writing Center first take ENGL 310: Theory and Teaching of Writing. The class is offered in the spring to prepare consultants for the following fall. See the Writing Center website or contact Chris LeCluyse for more information.

may term study experiences

Westminster College students can travel internationally for credit during May Term. Past programs have included literary tours to England and Ireland.

College Honors Program

Many English majors are members of the Westminster Honors Program.