English Student Association and Sigma Tau Delta

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English Student Association

The English Student Association – ESA – is a student-run campus organization that brings students and faculty together in all aspects of the major.  ESA is at once a social club, an intellectual forum, and a student advocacy forum. Every year, English majors and minors throw parties, stage philanthropic events, host scholars and creative writers, and sponsor campus-wide lectures, films, and readings.  ESA also organizes an annual “Careers Day” and a “Grad School Application Workshop.” There are no dues, and all majors and minors are considered “members” of the club.

The first meeting of the fall semester, 2017, will be on Wednesday, September 13, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Tribble A-207. Feel free to come late if you need to!  This will be a very short first meeting for anyone who might be interested. Bring your lunch if you’d like.  Some snacks and drinks will be provided!  

Interested in an officer position?

Contact the Faculty Adviser, Jenny Pyke

Regular Activities of the Club:

  • Organization of the Annual Department Honors Banquet
  • Representing the department at Major/Minor fairs and receptions
  • Faculty/Student Socials
  • “The Hot Seat” (student-geared research presentations) with various professors
  • Film screenings
  • Reading/ Exam Period Study Breaks
  • Graduate Options Panels

Faculty Adviser:
Professor Jenny Pyke 

Sigma Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Wake Forest University

Wake Forest’s English department also has an active chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. English majors who meet induction requirements will be invited to become members of the chapter. Contact Jenny Pyke or Melissa Jenkins, the Faculty Sponsors of our chapter, with any questions. 

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