By: Artemis Harris
Millersville offers a variety of options for its students to enrich their educational experience. One such option is the multitude of clubs and organizations available. With so many to choose from, the selection has been narrowed down to a few that fit within the realm of English and World Languages.
This is by no means an extensive list of clubs and organizations within Millersville or the English and World Languages department. For more information on all clubs and organizations within Millersville, visit the Get Involved home page.
Although clubs and organizations seem to be geared towards undergraduate students, graduate students will find that they not only align with their interests and majors, but also help to afford them opportunities to utilize what Millersville has to offer more fully. Joining allows graduates to gain leadership/mentorship experience, participate in editing/publishing work, event planning/public relations, and so much more that can be applied to future professional endeavors.
Clubs that fit within the English and World Languages department:
The Film Club is dedicated to screening films and discussing the topics presented in them and correlating them to larger social issues. Besides screening films they’ve also participated in events such as screenings at Lancaster’s Zoetropolis, and a few years ago took a trip to the Toronto International Film Festival.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Craven
- President: Molly Dorsey
- Vice President: Kayla Gold
- Secretary: Chris Herr
- Treasurer: Lilly Flynn
The club holds screenings every Monday at 6pm in SMC 18, where they watch pre-selected films and discuss them. Some upcoming films are as follows:
- Monday, April 4 – Interstellar
- Monday, April 11 – Mulholland Drive
- Monday, April 18 – Time Bandits
- Monday, April 25 – The Children’s Hour
- Monday, May 2 – Tokyo Godfathers
If you have any questions or would like to find out more information about the Film Club, you can email Molly Dorsey the current club President at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kayla Gold the current club Vice President at email@example.com. Visit their Get Involved page to join or contact the club directly.
The Creative Writers Guild is a space for individuals looking to write in a supportive environment and expand their skills. Their goal is to provide students with an outlet and an audience for their writing (poetry, prose, short stories, etc.). The Creative Writers Guild has a very active presence on their Discord channel where they actively offer advice and help with the creative writing process in all its forms.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. McCollum-Clark
- President: Joesph McCarrie
- Vice President: Artemis Harris
- Secretary: Chanlakena
- Treasurer: Amelia Cusanno
The club meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30 virtually and in person (depending on the needs of its members). For the meetings, weekly prompts are provided followed by a voluntary sharing session and a discussion. Writers of all skill levels and concentrations are invited.
If you have any questions or would like to join The Creative Writers Guild, visit their Get Involved page to contact them directly or join. You can also join them on their Discord Server or follow them on Instagram for updates on upcoming club meetings and events.
The English Club is currently inactive; however, they are working on getting the club up and running. When the club is in full swing, it provides a welcome environment where lovers of verse and manipulators of language can come together to participate in literary activities, field trips, discussions, and more.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Corkery
- President: Kevin Nix
- Vice President: Jackson Fogel
- Secretary: Natalie Flory
- Treasurer: Kayla Gold
The English Club welcomes majors and non-majors, and they plan to host literary themed field trips, events, movie nights, and more.
If you have any questions, or would like to join the English Club, visit their Get Involved page to contact them directly.
George Street Press is not currently active. When George Street Press is active the organization designs, compiles, and edits an annual, professional journal publication of Millersville University student/faculty writings and visual art. This includes poetry, short prose fiction, drama, stylistic nonfiction, painting, drawing, digital designs, and more.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. McCollum-Clark
To see current and past editions of George Street Press visit their website.
If you are interested in joining George Street Press, visit the Get Involved page to reach out.
The GSA is an organization located outside of the English and World Languages department. They are an extremely active organization on campus. The GSA strives to make Millersville’s campus safe and welcoming for all.
The GSA’s mission statement: Provide a safe and comfortable space for sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression minorities and their allies to interact without fear of being judged or discriminated against, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
Faculty Advisor: Arianna Camel
- President: Alyssa Straface
- Vice President: Bex Shenk
- Secretary: Grace Lamont
- Treasurer: Sara Smith
- Historian: Sara Smigielski
- Public Relations: Christina Lewis
Current events they are planning and hope to have this semester include:
- Tie-dyeing event (date TBD in April)
- Adoption event partnered with ASIA
The GSA holds meetings every Wednesday from 6-8 PM in SMC 118. Sometimes they will have meetings on their Discord to play games online, or their events will be on different days at different times depending on availability. They cover visibility and awareness days, either through presentations or a fun activity to learn about its history.
For more information or to join the GSA, visit their Get Involved page.