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Student Organizations

Our department currently hosts two student organizations, The Word Society and Sigma Tau Delta.

The Word Society
Formerly known as the English Club, the Word Society has been an LU organization since 2001. This extracurricular organization is open to all Lindenwood students, and holds regular meetings to plan upcoming events. The Word Society invites LU students who are interested in producing or enjoying virtually any kind of creative endeavor, including the language arts—reading and writing literature, journalism, and communications; theater; dance; music; studio arts; fashion design; and graphic design. The Word Society is both an academic and a social organization providing a casual, on-campus forum for students to share and enjoy each other’s works of art, literature, and communications as well as the works of others in those areas.

Any student at Lindenwood University is invited to become a member of the Word Society. This club is not intended for any specific major or course of study, but is for anyone showing interest in any aspect the club has to offer. To become a member, a student needs only to attend a meeting or contact a member of the Executive Committee or a faculty sponsor to be added to the list of members and exchange contact information. Members are asked to take part in voting on important club issues and to contribute to the activities sponsored by the Word Society.

For more information, contact Faculty Representatives Spencer Hurst.

Sigma Tau Delta
The society strives to:
  • Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies
  • Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities
  • Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing
  • Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members
  • Exhibit high standards of academic excellence
  • Serve society by fostering literacy

With over 845 active chapters located in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, there are more than 1,000 Faculty Sponsors, and approximately 9,000 members inducted annually.

Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

For further information about participating in Sigma Tau Delta, contact:
Christina Green
Associate Professor
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