Student Opportunities

Flex your flair for writing and the liberal arts outside the classroom. Participate in some of the organizations and opportunities that English-oriented students get excited about and excel in.

Student Publications

Student publications play a vital role in the life of the university. Help pen and layout our annual yearbook, the Pioneer, or join the staff of our official student newspaper, The YellowJacket. Both opportunities provide valuable journalistic experience in writing, editing, layout, desktop publishing, photography, and advertising. In addition, elective academic credit may be earned by serving on the newspaper or yearbook staff. All interested students are eligible and are encouraged to apply.

Or, if storytelling and poetry are more your style, contribute to the Campus Campana, an annual compilation produced by our creative writing students.

Oxford Honors Program

Where better to study English literature than in England? Spend a summer or BestSemester at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Oxford, England.

  • Study thematic concentrations including English and literature, English and religion, the Classics and more as a visiting student at the first University in the English-speaking world.
  • Lose yourself in more than 11 million printed resources at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, and study in the historic shadows of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, T.S. Eliot and John Donne as you experience the height of English academic culture.
  • To participate, students must have a 3.5 GPA and have reached junior class standing. Additional information is available through the Office of International Studies.

Student Organizations

  • Become a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, and strengthen your portfolio by contributing to the society’s literary journal, The Angle.
  • Unleash your inner actor through Stage Right, our student-led drama group.
  • Tap into your philosophical side as you develop critical thinking and debating skills in the Socratic Club.


The Literature and Language Arts Department at LeTourneau University maintains a project that provides ongoing training and support for student writers in all departments of the university: OwLet Online Writing and Learning at LeTourneau University.

The OwLet provides tutorial help for writing projects assigned in all departments, both through Web page instruction and interactive feedback from a trained student tutor. OwLet also offers tutorial units that guide users through the development of their writing skills.

The OwLet provides an opportunity for English majors and other qualified students to receive training and to gain experience in an internship setting as online writing tutors. OwLet has been accessed by students across the United States and from numerous foreign countries. 

Photos taken by students Annie Thompson (Top Left) and Lorrin Quinn (Bottom Right)