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Department of English
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 370
Phone: 785-628-4285

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English Student Resources

Take your knowledge and skills out of the classroom and enhance your college experience.

Student organizations sponsored by the Department of English are among the many opportunities you have to develop leadership skills and connect with your community. The Center for Student Involvement is your go-to campus resource for getting involved. Other options include service projects, fundraisers, and social events.

Sigma Tau Delta
Become a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the English student society at FHSU. Promote interest in literature and writing, encourage discussion, and sponsor activities related to the written arts. We alternate membership meetings with social gatherings, movie nights, and literary events like open mic nights.

Our chapter, Rho Psi, provides opportunities for service, leadership, and academic recognition. We're active on the national and international levels, attending the Sigma Tau Delta convention each year. You don't have to be eligible for induction to the honor society yet or an English major to be a local member. Any student interested in the mission of our organization is welcome to participate in all of our activities on campus and even to attend the national convention.

We're an official affiliate chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, though, so eligible students can be inducted into that organization. You must have a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in six hours of English courses beyond ENG 101 and 102. Benefits include opportunities for scholarships, presentations at the annual convention, and local and national leadership roles.

For more information, contact Dr. Lexey Bartlett or Dr. Carl Singleton.

Lines from the Middle of Nowhere
In 1989, FHSU students and faculty created the literary and arts journal Lines from the Middle of Nowhere.

It showcases the talents of our students and has won national and international awards. If you'd like to see this year's edition, visit our Publications page.

Why not get involved as a part of the editorial board? Or you can polish your work and submit it for consideration.
Editorial Board Application for 2018
Lines Submission Form for 2017

The deadline for submissions is in spring each year (see the forms for specific dates). Contact Dr. Lexey Bartlett for more information.

Center for Student Involvement
English majors are a valuable part of many campus-wide organizations, like Tigers in Service, University Activities Board, and the Student Government Association. For more information about the organizations and clubs you could belong to at FHSU, visit the Center for Student Involvement.

Create a profile through Tiger[Link] and find opportunities based on your interests.

FHSU Research Guides-English
English 12 Research Paper

English Composition Short Stories
Technical & Professional Writing
Theories of Rhetoric & Composition

Career Resources
See our Careers page for resources.

Professional Associations
Academy of American Poets
African American Literature and Culture Society
American Comparative Literature Association

American Literature Association
American Religion and Literature Society
American Studies Association
American Theatre and Drama Society

Asian American Writers Workshop
Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Latin American Studies Association
MELUS: Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

MLA: Modern Language Association
Modern Humanities Research Association
PEN American Center (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Editors, Novelists)
Popular Culture Association

Science Fiction Research Association
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Society for the Study of Southern Literature

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