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Student Organizations

English Council

The English Council is a student organization under the Department of English devoted to representing the interests of English students. Our purpose is to serve as a student voice to the department by working with the English administration to ensure that the opinions and concerns of the students are heard. We are also committed to encouraging a sense of community among students and promoting student life within the department by sponsoring various social and academic events. Members participate in creating student feedback surveys, working t-shirt design contests, participating in Career Week events, and co-hosting departmental socials.

2013 English Council Application

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honors Society. Our central purpose is to honor and support students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. The UT chapter, in particular, works to promote the presence of literature on campus. Members organize service projects and sponsor several faculty lectures each semester. Sigma Tau Delta also celebrates literary "holidays" (like Shakespeare's birthday) and holds many social events, such as roller-skating, Halloween parties, movie nights, and more. Members share advice and wisdom, forming a close community within a large department. Interested students should email for an application.
Visit the national Sigma Tau Delta Web site here.


Hothouse is the undergraduate literary journal of the Department of English. It is produced by, and features the work of, undergraduate English majors. Hothouse offers staff members with the opportunity to learn about the logistics of putting together a literary journal from the ground up, and every step of the process, from design and layout to reading and selecting submissions, is an integrative and collaborative effort. The journal’s main goal is showcase the diverse talent within the department by publishing exceptional student poetry and prose.

Hothouse Website

2013 Hothouse Application

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