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Scroll down to see all the amazing organizations and clubs our department has to offer!
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is the English Honor Society at Shippensburg University. Registered as the chapter Phi Psi, Sigma Tau Delta aims to motivate students to achieve high standards of academic excellence, exhibit exemplary behavior fellowship among members, and engage a variety of perspectives and aspects of English literature, language, and writing. For more information, contact Dr. Cella at email@example.com.
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
The Shippensburg NCTE is a great way for any aspiring English educator to get involved on campus and connect with fellow students in the major. As a member, you will get to participate in discussions and debates on pertinent matters in the education spheres, be asked to bring your own ideas and experiences to the group, and be invited to numerous English education events including lesson planning parties. Along with these activities, the Shippensburg NCTE has also sent members to the national NCTE conferences in years past, which is truly a one-of a-kind experience for any future educator. If you'd like to know more about NCTE at Ship, visit the official page. For more information on membership registration, visit the organization's official website.
Write The Ship
Write the Ship is Shippensburg University's Undergraduate Academic Journal. We publish student essays, research, studies, and work from all disciplines. Every issue presents well-written work by students, on a wide variety of subjects, which demonstrate the abilities and interests of a vibrant university campus. For archived issues and submission guidelines, visit the official Write The Ship page.
Writer’s United is a creative writing club where anyone and everyone can come and share their work in a fun, nonjudgmental environment. We welcome all majors and minors to the club. We meet every Friday from 3:30 pm to 5 pm in Room 232 in the CUB. If you have any questions or want to join please email Blake Shaw: firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Greenberg: email@example.com.
The Reflector is Shippensburg's Journal of the Arts. We publish your creative works of prose, poetry, art, and other writings. Join our club if you like being involved in the creative process, want to learn how to use Adobe InDesign, are interested in publishing, or care strongly for the creative efforts of your peers. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org visit their official website.
SpawningPool is the smaller chapbooks created by the prose, poetry, and art committees of The Reflector. Each Spring, the committees
decide on their respective themes and ask students to submit pieces
based on that theme. Deadlines TBA once the semester begins. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.