Connect with peers in English
Student organizations are a great way to meet people with similar interests, create networks, and gain experience.
University of Oregon English Undergraduate Organization
Founded by and for undergraduates pursuing the study of English, literature, and writing at the University of Oregon, the EUO’s main goal is to provide a community for undergraduates to help insure both social and academic success within the English Department. Historically, the EUO has organized trips to Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespeare Festival, hosted English trivia nights and literary themed parties at the EMU, and created an active book club wherein the study of literature is placed in conversation with socially just activism. Combined, these activities make EUO the social and academic hub for undergraduates in the English Department. Finally, the EUO includes professional (or professionalization) programing as part of its goals. They regularly hold events with the UO Career Center, English Department Alumni, faculty, and often invite members of the larger UO community to speak about their professional lives as a way to orient English students towards a successful future after graduation.
Social media: @UOenglish
Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ)
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society, originally founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. Currently, there are over 800 active chapters located in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East. As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies.
The UO Poetry Slam
A club that was founded in 2013 and seeks to build a community and audience for poetry on campus that embodies the inclusiveness and excitement of slam poetry and is open to all interested UO students (both spectators and performers). The UO Poetry Slam holds several open mics, workshops, and competitive slams each term to foster community, increase interest in slam poetry, recruit for the team, and raise money to travel to competitions.
Shakesqueer is an EUO-affiliated space for LGBTQ+ students & allies to produce Shakespeare plays with a focus on queer experience.