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Two male UMass Lowell students dramatic reading of Charles Dickens.

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 Offering

The Literary Society publishes the annual campus literary magazine, "The Offering," which features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art submitted by UMass Lowell students, alumni, staff and faculty. Student members may apply for editorial positions on the magazine, announced each fall. Anyone in the UMass Lowell community may submit work for consideration, with submissions open generally from November 1 to February 15, and the magazine appearing in print in April. The club keeps students informed of literary activities on campus through Collegiate Link and its Facebook page. For more information, or to request submission guidelines, write to The Offering or contact Professors Maggie Dietz or Sandra Lim, the club advisors.


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.