Department of English

Student Organizations

Join us! Take a look at all of the official student group websites on-campus. The English Department sponsors members of the Literary Society, Sigma Tau Delta, or The Off-Broadway Players.

The Department and all of our student groups can also be found on Facebook. Department events will be posted on each of the Facebook group sites.

The Literary Society

The UMass Lowell Literary Society is open to all members of the UMass Lowell community interested in literature and writing. They meet throughout the year for academic talks, literary discussions, or just to socialize. We also publish The Offering, the University’s literary journal. Contact Professors Maggie Dietz or Sandra Lim for more information on submitting writing and artwork for the next edition of The Offering.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the official English Department Honor Society. This semester, it is sponsoring some events for interested students and other events for inducted members. Events are sponsored by the group and the English Department. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member, you may contact English Department Professors Melissa Pennell or Keith Mitchell for more information.

Eligibility for undergraduates includes:

  • Completion of 45 college credits including 2 English courses, excluding College Writing I and II.
  • Having a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in both English classes and in cumulative grades.

The Off-Broadway Players

The Off-Broadway Players is the theater group at UMass Lowell. Contact Professor Nancy Selleck for more information.