All graduate students in the Department of English are members of the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) by virtue of their enrollment in the program. Each year the students elect a group of officers to lead EGSA in its activities.
Activities vary depending on the concerns of the current graduate students and the EGSA officers. Past activities have included:
Hosting scholars and authors on campus for speaking engagements
Organizing workshops on topics such as writing paper abstracts for submittal to conferences, presenting conference papers and getting papers published
Organizing study groups for the MA comprehensive exams
Administering the Arnold Fox Essay Awards
Fostering community and planning informal social events for graduate students