Our Students

With the IWU Division of Modern Language and Literature, your education will not end at the completion of a course or graduation from the major. We encourage our students to engage in memberships with professional organizations and in this way create opportunities to continue learning outside the classrooms and beyond the University. We invite you to consider joining one of the organizations below as a supplement to your coursework. The benefits of this activity will be a great catalyst to your education and career.


Literati, a group of English and Writing majors and minors who sponsor poetry readings and word games and who do service learning projects in the community

La Amistad Hispánica (Spanish Club)

The purpose of La Amistad Hispánica is to stimulate a desire to learn the Spanish language and culture by enhancing the classroom experience through extracurricular activities, sponsor activities and social events related to the Spanish language and culture; represent the Spanish department with purpose of expanding and developing the program; and provide service to IWU and the Hispanic community in Marion.

Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), is the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. Sigma Delta Pi offers a scholarship program for its active members with annual undergraduate awards for summer study in Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia (locations subject to change). Sigma Delta Pi also offers its members free career services.

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)

The National Council of Teachers of English is a professional association of educators in English studies, literacy and language arts devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. IWU English Education majors are required to join this national organization during their studies.

TESOL International Association

TESOL International Association provides students with the ability to network, discover and learn more about the professional side of English language teaching. IWU TESOL and TESOL Education majors are required to join this global association during their studies.

Caesura (Student Literary Magazine)

Caesura (pronounced seh-shur-uh) is a literary magazine created, edited and distributed annually by current IWU students. The magazine is open to submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, script and visual art.