Extracurricular Activities

Student Organizations

Student Advisory Group 

The English Department Student Advisory Group (SAG) consists of 6-8  English majors who volunteer to spend the academic year meeting together with the department chair (and sometimes other professors) to discuss student experiences of the major, and to consider new ways to craft that experience for all majors and minors. SAG serves as a sounding board, a focus group, and an events organizing committee—and it offers students the opportunity to work closely with other invested majors. If you are interested in participating, contact Prof. Myra Seaman.

The Student Advisory Group’s outing to see the play about Edgar Allan Poe, Nevermore!, at the Dock Street Theatre, followed by a chat with the playwright/director and 3 of the actors, followed by cupcakes, cookies, and discussion back at the English Lounge about Poe with Prof. Peeples.

The English Department Ambassadors

The English Department Ambassadors are invested and socially-minded students who work collaboratively to support the English major by representing it to new audiences and by building community among current English majors. This commitment is less demanding of student time than is the Student Advisory Group (SAG), and allows busy students to contribute to the department and fellow students.


An official College of Charleston student organization, Literati is open to all students, regardless of major. The club meets regularly throughout the semester and sponsors and organizes events designed to bring together readers and writers across campus. To learn more, visit Literati on Facebook at CofC Literati. The faculty advisor is Professor Devin Byker.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society whose purposes are to confer distinction for high achievement in the creation and study of literature, to promote interest in literature and the English language, and to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects - including creative and critical work. The chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at the College of Charleston is Alpha Epsilon Phi. For more information about Sigma Tau Delta, please contact Professor Devin Byker.

Film Club


Meeting once a week, the CofC Film Club focuses on watching and discussing films as well as learning about the process of filmmaking. There is also an Annual Student Film Festival and Screen Writing Competion. Looking to join or for further info contact Prof. John Bruns.

CofC's Film Studies Program Blog