Students in the Department of English have numerous opportunities to become involved in sponsored activities that can add to and expand their studies, while providing chances to meet with people who share similar interests. Arion, the student writing club, provides a forum in which students share their interests in creative writing. Each spring, club members produce and publish a literary magazine, The Dolphin, which features student writings. Throughout the school year, Arion sponsors public readings of original works of students, faculty, and members of the local community. A visiting poet or novelist is also brought to campus each semester to give a reading, to conduct workshops, and to visit informally with students. Sigma Tau Delta, an international honorary society for English majors and minors, conducts literary contests, presents readings and lectures, and sponsors activities within the community.