Student Experience

What to Expect

Life in the English Department

Feel at Home

The rumors really are true: English majors have more fun. Our undergraduates can be found at a coffee house in Old Town Fort Collins discussing their writing; at the Globe Theater in London; and on the plains of Zambia, where we collaborate with local schools and community health centers.

Students majoring in English might form lasting friendships in the classroom or connect at a reading by nationally acclaimed writers such as Cheryl Strayed, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Gary Synder.

Through your involvement in social activities, writing competitions, and social justice initiatives, you will find that CSU’s English department is the perfect place to build a resume—and a life.

Reaching out

Grace Detwiler used her keen sense of initiative to open the ominously creaking door to writing opportunities in the realm of the macabre.

The Student Experience

CSU English senior Natalia Sperry recounts studying abroad, collaborations with professional writers, department community.

Organizations and Opportunities

Community Literacy Center

The Community Literacy Center strives to create a range of sustainable community-based literacy programs to promote community action and social change with multiple populations. Our goals are to contribute directly to the literacy needs of Larimer County by offering programming that complements existing literacy education opportunities and to advocate for increased public awareness about the needs and contributions of our diverse community.

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Rekindle the Classics

Rekindle your love of classic literature with the CSU Department of English and Poudre Libraries Rekindle the Classics. Join graduate students and faculty in lively and informative discussions of literature favorites.

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NCTE@CSU is a professional student organization that welcomes students from all majors, undergraduate and graduate. Meetings provide a forum for discussion and learning, and a place where students can be involved in the changing face of education. Meetings include social gatherings, timely speakers, and professional development seminars.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the National Honors Society for English. Students who have achieved excellence in their course work are invited to join in the fall semester. Honor Society members decide what activities feel most intriguing to them, from celebrating World Book Day, to literacy efforts in elementary schools, from setting up poetry readings, to Scrabble tournaments.

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Greyrock Review

For the People

The Greyrock Review is an undergraduate literary journal created and published by a group of undergraduate students during a year-long internship. The content of The Greyrock Review comes from submissions from students of all majors who seek to show off their talents and become published writers and artists. The goal is to support and promote the literary arts, while learning the intricacies of printing, promoting and publishing a high-quality literary journal.

English Department Awards 2021