There are many pertinent organizations for the English major including the English Club, Sigma Tau Delta and Tobeco.
The English Club offers students at Clarion University opportunities to meet new people, get involved in community service, and share an interest in literature and cultural events. English Club is not limited to English majors and minors; in fact, many of our members are from other disciplines. Members attend campus activities and enjoy trips to Pittsburgh for musical, theatrical and other cultural performances. We meet bi-weekly in Davis Hall. Watch for posters advertising events and meetings or contact our faculty sponsors Dr. Ellen Foster and Dr. Janet Knepper.
Sigma Tau Delta
Clarion University hosts the Rho Iota chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. As "one of the most active chapters in the country," we have been recognized for our academic accomplishments and our commitment to community service.
In keeping with the organization's mission to foster literacy, we participate in various projects to promote and celebrate literacy. We sponsor the annual Reading for the Cure event which raises money for breast cancer research. As a result of our efforts, we have been official sponsors for the Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure. In fact, the logo "Clarion University's English Club & Sigma Tau Delta" appears on thousands of race T-shirts each year. We also attend cultural events and the annual Sigma Tau Delta convention.
English majors and minors are eligible for membership after completing the freshman year with a 3.0 QPA. If you have questions, contact Dr. Ellen Foster, Sigma Tau Delta's faculty advisor.
Tobeco is a student organization that strives to enhance literary and artistic life at the university and within the community by accepting submissions of literary and art work. The name "Tobeco" is the Native American name for the Clarion River. View Tobeco 2017 and Tobeco 2016.
The Department of English and Modern Languages has a variety of clubs pertinent to the appreciation of other languages.
German club celebrates German influence and heritage within the United States of America and the world. By organizing cultural events on and off campus, German club hopes to inspire awareness and knowledge of German history and culture.
The Spanish Club objective is to broaden the knowledge of the Spanish culture to all students of Clarion University. We want students to experience and appreciate the differences and similarities between Spanish speaking cultures and ours.
Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma is the first and largest national collegiate foreign language honor society of the United States. It was first established on April 29, 1931, at Los Angeles City College and has more than 307 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Delta Lambda Chapter at Clarion recruits and inducts new members every spring. A candidate for full student membership of Alpha Mu Gamma, applying through a chapter, shall have completed one of the alternative language requirements:
1. He/she shall offer two final course grades of "A" in two college level courses (each at least three semester units) of the same foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL). A candidate, who is a native of non-English speaking country, may offer two final course grades of "A" in college level English or English as a Second Language (ESL).
2. A candidate shall also have attained a minimum accumulative Grade Point Average of "B" (GPA 3.0) in a college level work.
For more information and application form, please contact chapter advisor Dr. Yun Shao.