Sigma Tau Delta

The Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society has over 750 active chapters located in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States, and every year there are approximately 8,500 new members inducted. The annual induction into Sigma Tau Delta is a recognition of  hard work and academic excellence. Old Westbury is proud to offer honored faculty and eligible students membership into this prestigious organization.  Sigma provides and promotes interest in literature, language and writing.  Joining Sigma Tau Delta is a great way to get to know fellow English majors, to foster friendships among members, and to provide opportunities to work closely with the outstanding English professors who teach at our school.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, click here


English Major Roundtable Readings

For the past few semesters, the English Department has been hosting “English Major Roundtables,” during which we do group-style performative readings of literature. Past readings have included “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”


Language and Literature Conference

This day-long semi-annual event allows current students to present their research and writing to an audience of their peers and professors.  It also has departmental alumni who come to share their careers and experiences with the students. The Language and Literature Conference is held occasionally during the spring semesters.


Create Your Own Opportunity!

Have an idea for an English Department event? Please contact Dr. Jessica Williams @ williamsJL@oldwestbury.edu to discuss.

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