The following student groups are affiliated with the Department of English Language and Literature at Central Michigan University.

ESLA - English as a Second Language Association

Advisor: Tracy Davis

​The Fiction Collective

Advisor: Darrin Doyle

​NCTE - ​​​​National Council of the Teachers of English

Advisor: Carlin Borsheim-Black
Visit the NCTE at CMU website

​​​The Poets Collective​​

Advisor:  Robert Fanning
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​​Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society.

Visit the Sigma Tau Delta website

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Temenos is Central Michigan University's literary journal. Founded in 2000, Temenos is staffed by CMU graduate student volunteers. We publish poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art and photography by both new and established writers and artists. With the support of the CMU English department and other donors, we have widened our readership nationally and internationally, and expanded our website.

Advisor: Matt Roberson
Visit the Temenos Journal website
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​Word Hammer - Slam Poetry

Advisor: Anne Hiebert Alton

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The Writing Circle

Advisor: Dan Lawson​