Student Organizations

Students who have a love for English may participate in the Literary Society, Prologue, Sigma Tau Delta, or SPEAK.


Prologue is the University of Wisconsin-River Falls student literary and art publication. Each issue contains the writing and artwork of UWRF undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. Literary submissions range from poems to short stories to creative essays. Original works of art, such as drawings, photographs, and images of metal and glasswork, are found throughout the publication.


The submission deadline for the 2020 publication has expired.  Submissions for the 2021 publication will be accepted at a later determined date.

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Sigma Tau Delta

The University of Wisconsin - River Falls chapter of Sigma Tau Delta is Kappa Sigma.  Sigma Tau Delta is an international honor society for English majors, minors, and qualifying non-majors.  Kappa Sigma (local chapter) is an academic and service organization that:

  • Recognizes high achievement of students in English language and literature
  • Promotes interest in literature and the English language across the campus and River Falls community
  • Fosters the discipline in all aspects, including creative and critical thinking

Sigma Tau Delta-Kappa Sigma has hosted poets and writers such as Thomas R. Smith, Robert Schuler, Amy Knox Brown, and John McNally for the Student Reading Series.

Many members work on the UWRF annual student publication Prologue as well as raise money for a local charity, and finance a subscription to Studies in the Novel, a literature journal previously not carried by the UWRF Chalmer Davee Library.

Criteria for membership

  • Achieve and maintain a minimum B or equivalent average in English classes
  • Complete at least three semesters (or five quarters) of college work
  • Complete at least nine credits of English classes beyond the general education courses at UWRF

Associate membership is available to currently enrolled students, undergraduates and graduates, who have the requisite academic background, but who are not majoring or minoring in English. Faculty are also eligible for an associate membership.

For more information, contact: Dr. Michelle Parkinson in the English Department.


This UWRF event offers the opportunity for UWRF students, faculty, and staff to read their original poetry, prose, and song lyrics to fellow students, faculty, and staff. Art is also exhibited.  All students, regardless of their majors, are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Prose: One submission per person, 1,000 words or fewer or no more than five minutes of speaking time.  You may submit an excerpt from a longer piece.  Submissions should be in .doc or .docx format.  If document cannot be opened, the submission will be elimintated.
  2. Poetry: One-two poems per person, No more than five minutes of speaking time total.  Also includes slam poetry. Submissions should be in .doc or .docx format.  If document cannot be opened, the submission will be elimintated.
  3. Song Lyrics: One song per person, must be original lyrics.  Solo performance, no more than five minutes of performance. Submission should be in .doc or .docx format.  If document cannot be opened, the submission will be elimintated.
  4. Art: One-two submissions per person.  Submit a high-quality photograph of your piece via email in .jpg format only.  If file cannot be opened, it will not be considered due to time constraints.

Participants may submit one or more genres within the genre limits.

Submission deadline for Fall 2020 TBD.

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The TESOL Club is open to anyone, but targets TESOL majors, minors, and graduate students.  Our mission is to be a communication center for TESOL faculty, students and alumni of UWRF and to provide valuable learning experiences for all TESOL and international students as they interact with professionals in the field and with each other.

UWRF Literary Society

The Literary Society's focus is to provide a release from academic stress and pressures through activities, bring together students who have similar interests, provide moral support, and learn about opportunities in the English field.

Members typically meet twice a month to plan activities such as:

  • Attending the Guthrie Theater
  • Pizza and movie nights
  • Field trips to regional areas of interest
  • Get-togethers for heavy or light conversation
  • Cook-outs at the park or beach
  • Literary lunches
  • Promoting English-related campus activities

2020 prologue
Prologue is a compilation of student fiction, poetry, art, and photography created by UWRF students. Each spring, the newest edition of Prologue is unveiled and distributed to the public for free at a spring exhibition event.

Contact Us

English Department
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
241A Kleinpell Fine Arts