English Department Student Organizations

English Graduate Organization: The English Graduate Organization (EGO) provides a wide range of social, service and professional development opportunities for graduate students in English as well as for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the field of English Studies.  For more information contact Dr. Allen Rice at alrice@uco.edu.

English Society:  The English Society, which is one of UCO’s oldest student organizations, promotes the study of language, literature and writing. In recent semesters, the English Society has sponsored film screenings, educational trips, and book sales.  The English Society also co-sponsors the annual Language and Linguistics Student Conference. For more information contact Dr. Amy Carrell at acarrell@uco.edu.

Film Society:  The Film Society actively promotes the study, appreciation and production of films on the UCO campus by sponsoring events including film screenings, guest speakers, and film-making competitions.  For further information contact Dr. John Parris Springer at jpspringer@uco.edu.

Language Society:  The purpose of the Language Society is to encourage the academic study of language in all of its aspects and to encourage students to explore the diverse and wide-ranging academic field of linguistics.  The Language Society co-sponsors the annual Language and Linguistics Student Conference.  For further information contact Dr. Amy Carrell at acarrell@uco.edu.

LIP - UCO (Literature in Performance): L.I.P stands for “Literature in Performance.” We invite faculty, staff, students, and the general public to all of our events, which support the presentation and discussion of all forms of literature! We especially encourage poetry readings, film screenings, script readings, and guest speakers. We also like comic books, stand-up comedy, music, and all sorts of associated arts! Our goal stands to encourage and embrace all those who love not only writing, but also witnessing the written word jump to life!

We sponsor Saturday Afternoon Live!, an open-mic reading at the Paramount, OKC on historic film row in downtown Oklahoma City each Saturday at 2 p.m., which is followed by screenwriting Saturdays from 4-6 p.m. We also host a variety of activities in the Pegasus Theatre every Monday evening at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Mr. James Daro at jdaro@uco.edu.

Sigma Tau Delta: The Chi Gamma Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, promotes academic excellence within the field of English Studies and contributes to the cultural life of the UCO community by sponsoring a variety of academic, social and professional development activities throughout the year. For more information contact Mr. James Daro at jdaro@uco.edu.