Drake’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, is one of the oldest in the nation. It currently has 60 active members. Chapter members have the opportunity to share their love of literature and linguistics with like-minded peers, participate in rewarding activities, and be recognized for their accomplishments. They may also apply, or in some cases instantly qualify, for one or more of the Society’s numerous awards and scholarships.
Drake's Nu Alpha chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, invites new members each spring. To be eligible for membership in Sigma Tau Delta, a student must have completed a minimum of two English courses at Drake; must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in English coursework; must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in overall college coursework; and must have completed at least three semesters. Student do not need to be English or Writing majors to be eligible for membership.
For more information about membership in Sigma Tau Delta, please contact the faculty sponsor, Elisabeth West. For information about the Nu Alpha chapter's upcoming events, please contact the chapter president, Ellie Reter.
Periphery is Drake’s art and literary journal, published annually in sprig. It is sponsored and funded by the Student Activities Board (SAB), and edited and staffed entirely by students (there is a faculty adviser). All Drake students are welcome to submit poetry, fiction, essays, or art for consideration. Calls for submission will be posted here, on walls around campus, and via email.The editors recruit guest judges—usually professional writers not associated with Drake—to review final copy and award prizes for poetry, fiction, and art.