The Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) serves as a liaison between graduate students and faculty and as peer support for students. It is dedicated to the advancement of professional development, scholarship, and fellowship. GSAB also sponsors Practical Criticism Midwest, a student-run conference. Learn more about GSAB.
The English Education Club is for English Language Arts majors who want to learn more about the world of teaching and pedagogy, discuss current events in the education world, help each other navigate the curriculum, and learn new teaching tactics. It also helps to organize yearly trips to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference and holds CPR training sessions for club members. Learn more.
Members of the Ball State Writers Community are written-language enthusiasts. They share and blog their own poems, essays, stories, and share information about the work of their favorite authors. Bring things you’ve written, things you’ve read, and your sparkling personality. The group meets once a week. Learn more.
Poetic Summit is the spoken word/slam poetry organization at Ball State University. Members love sharing their stories, and they want you to share yours, too. They participate in the national CUPSI competition (College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational). Learn more.
Reacting Out Loud is an independent community organization promoting poetry in Muncie, Indiana. It aims to bridge the gap between the university and the town itself through poetry and to encourage both students and locals to venture out into their community. Learn more.
Ball State is home to the Alpha Chi Upsilon chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society with over 875 chapters in the U.S. and abroad. The benefits of membership are substantial, including stipends for unpaid internships, an online alumni network, publication opportunities for both critical and creative work, internships at Penguin Random House and in Washington, D.C., and thousands of dollars in scholarship and award opportunities. English majors with an overall and major GPA of 3.5 or above and all active graduate students with a 3.7 GPA or above may apply for membership. Faculty sponsors are Professor Cathy Day and Dr. Mary Lou Vercellotti. Visit website. | Visit Facebook page.
Many students in the English Education concentration serve as officers for ABLT, whose mission is to connect students to peers, professionals, organizations, institutions, and resources that support Black and Latinx students in the field of education. Learn more.