Student Organizations

More than one student has neared graduation only to discover the perfect opportunity or resource—which might have been more fully experienced if only it had made itself known years before. Here are some of our extra-curricular and extraordinary curricular programs.

Great Expectations Blog Great Expectations Blog celebrates English and Writing student accomplishments. Here you'll find news about the publications, conference presentations, academic awards, leadership roles, and other major accomplishments of our students and recent alumni.

Ooligan PressFounded in 2001, Ooligan Press is a teaching press in the Department of English and is dedicated to the art and craft of publishing. The press is enthusiastically staffed by students pursuing master's degrees in the Book Publishing Program under the guidance of a core faculty of publishing professionals. Ooligan won two Silver Awards and two Bronze Awards at the 2008 PubWest Book Design Awards. It was also chosen "Best of Portland 2008" by Willamette Week. The Press offers the university and general community a full range of publishing services, from consulting and planning to design and production.

Ooligan Press also creates and sponsors a number of online literary journals and contests. See their Editor's Choice Awards. Also, check out Ooligan's Classroom Publishing website.

Sigma Tau Delta Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. Its central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. 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. Candidates must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in ENG/WR and 3.0 cumulative. For information about joining the local PSU Chapter (Alpha Omicron Kappa), contact Chapter President Nick Giampietro or Faculty Advisor Susan Reese.