Joining a student club or organization is a great way to get involved, make new friends and develop professional and leadership skills. Here are some of the groups of particular interest to English majors:
The English Club sponsors field trips as well as campus-wide events such as “Spooky Reading” Night around Halloween. The group also helps bring writers to campus for lectures and readings.
Sigma Tau Delta is the international English Honor Society. FSU has a chapter on campus.
The Creative Writing Club provides students with the opportunity to read and critique each other’s poetry and prose.
The Onyx, FSU’s student-run literary magazine, publishes students’ poetry, short stories, art, and photography. The magazine also sponsors “Open Mic” nights at which students can read their work or perform.
The Gatepost, FSU’s weekly independent student newspaper, has been the campus community’s resource for news and information since 1932. The Gatepost provides students with the opportunity to write news, opinion, and feature articles, take photographs, and learn newspaper design. The Gatepost has won 14 Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists since 2008, including two national finalist awards and a national first-place award for editorial writing in 2013.
The Journal of Critical Thinking, a student-run journal, publishes academic essays by FSU students, faculty, and alumni.