Clubs & Organizations

English and Philosophy

If you're an English or Philosophy major or minor at PennWest Edinboro, we encourage you to get involved in the associated clubs, organizations and activities. At least one is sure to match your interests!

Student Honor Society

Sigma Tau Delta – International English Honors Society

Faculty contact person: Dr. Roger Solberg

Student Clubs

National Council of Teachers of English

The Department of English and Philosophy hosts a chapter of NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) for students wishing to become teachers of English and Language Arts. The group presents at the NCTE state conference and has also hosted conferences for local teachers.

Faculty contact person: Dr. Robert Holderer

Student Organizations and Activities


Each year, students produce a professional-grade journal highlighting the highest-quality art and literature created at PennWest Edinboro. Serving on the journal’s literary staff gives students the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary creative endeavor as they jury, edit and market work conceived, designed, and produced by their peers. This “by students, for students” approach promotes creativity and professional application in the arts. Chimera invites participation from students of all academic backgrounds, placing no limits on subject, style or form. The journal has won numerous design awards including the 2019 National Program Directors’ Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines from AWP’s annual Writers Conference.

Faculty contact person: Professor Caroline Campbell

University Writing Center

English students work as writing consultants at the University Writing Center, where they assist other students in matters ranging from brainstorming to idea development to citation and documentation of sources. As writing consultants, students help others while developing their own writing, editorial, instructional and collaborative skills.

Faculty contact person: Professor Marti Mando


English students share in the Department’s membership in the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities. Edinboro faculty and students attend the yearly EAPSU Conference where they present their creative and scholarly work. Every year, English faculty select an EAPSU Outstanding English Major who is invited to present at the conference.

Faculty contact person: Dr. Mary Paniccia Carden

Peer Mentors

Advanced students help new majors feel at home in the Department and at PennWest Edinboro. They act as informed and interested friends who can give advice on academic, institutional, and social matters, or just offer a listening ear.

Faculty contact person: Dr. Mary Paniccia Carden

Student Ambassadors

Advanced students assist the Department in its recruitment and retention efforts, helping to plan departmental events and participating in Open Houses, New Student Orientations, and other activities.

Faculty contact person: Dr. Mary Paniccia Carden

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club is a student organization that holds or sponsors campus talks, panel discussions, small-group discussions, film showings and other events on matters of philosophical interest. It often collaborates with other campus organizations and is open to everyone in the PennWest Edinboro community.

Faculty contact person: Dr. Stephen Sullivan

Contact Us

English and Philosophy
131 Alexander Music Center
110 Kiltie Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2736

William Hunter, PhD
Department Chair
127 Alexander Music Center
Phone: 814-732-1552