BE PART OF AN INCLUSIVE AND EXCITING COMMUNITY BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
University of Oregon English Undergraduate Organization (EUO)
Founded by and for undergraduates pursuing the study of English, literature, and writing at the University of Oregon, the EUO’s main goal is to provide a community for undergraduates to help insure both social and academic success within the English Department. Historically, the EUO has organized trips to Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespeare Festival, hosted English trivia nights and literary themed parties at the EMU, and created an active book club wherein the study of literature is placed in conversation with socially just activism. Combined, these activities make EUO the social and academic hub for undergraduates in the English Department. Finally, the EUO includes professional (or professionalization) programing as part of its goals. They regularly hold events with the UO Career Center, English Department Alumni, faculty, and often invite members of the larger UO community to speak about their professional lives as a way to orient English students towards a successful future after graduation.
Significantly, the EUO is not exclusive to English majors and minors. As group funded by the ASUO, this club is open to all students, across campus. So, if you’re interested in creating lasting friendships with peers, meaningful interactions between professors, if you want to connect with others of like interest, or if you’re seeking a chance to share work and find empowerment, the EUO is a great place to start!
Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ)
The Alpha Tau Phi Chapter was officially chartered March 13, 2013. Our desire to establish a distinguished community of English scholars to meet and collaborate both intellectually and socially, motivated us to bring Sigma Tau Delta to the University of Oregon.
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society, an organization that confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta began in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. There are over 800 active chapters located in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East.
The UO Poetry Slam
A club that was founded in 2013 and seeks to build a community and audience for poetry on campus that embodies the inclusiveness and excitement of slam poetry and is open to all interested UO students (both spectators and performers). The UO Poetry Slam holds several open mics, workshops, and competitive slams each term to foster community, increase interest in slam poetry, recruit for the team, and raise money to travel to competitions.
Shakesqueer is an EUO-affiliated space for LGBTQ+ students & allies to produce Shakespeare plays with a focus on queer experience.
Unbound Journal is a student-run literary arts journal at the University of Oregon that publishes undergraduate and graduate prose, poetry, and visual art. Unbound’s editorial mission is to “cultivate a vibrant literary arts community on campus.” As a student-run journal, it realizes this aim by serving as a platform for outstanding creative expression. Unbound’s contributors come from all majors and colleges within the university, not just those studying the humanities. In this way, the journal creates a vital community across campus, hosting issue release parties, organizing readings of published works, and providing networking opportunities for its editorial staff and contributors.
Because Unbound is a small-scale print journal, the organization allows staff to intimately observe the magazine publishing pipeline from submission to print. Working with Unbound provides both a creative sense of accomplish and real-world experience for those interested in the publishing industry—whether those interests are organizing finances, creating and implementing publishing schedules, content, developmental, and copy editing, and finally bringing a magazine to print.
If you are interested in working with Unbound, feel free to contact them for more information.
The University of Oregon's official comics magazine. Art Ducko was established in Fall 2014 with the simple goal of providing a creative platform for students to publish their original comics. We strive to create opportunities for students to develop their artistic and creative writing skills, as well as a chance to gain experience working within a creative team.
Fiction Writing Club
The Fiction Writing Club is a group dedicated to inspiring and assisting creative writers at UO – no experience necessary beyond having a desire to write! Come workshop your work, practice with creative prompts, and advance your writing in a supportive space.