Student Organizations

Society of Creative Writers at USCB

Creative Writing ClassroomUSCB's Society of Creative Writers is dedicated to sharing a passion for the written word with like-minded peers. This student-led group allows writers of any experience level to share their work, get constructive criticism and other feedback from classmates, network or just hang out and talk about writing. The group typically meets on campus once a week (the Facebook group gives the most current meeting information) and holds a public reading at the end of the semester. Each semester, society members and other contributors from diverse majors across USCB assemble their work in the university's literary magazine, The Pen, which reaches out to fellow students and the community to showcase a taste of the university's broad range of creative talent.

Creative Writers at USCB Student Research and Sholarship DayUSCB student creative writers read from their work during 2023 Student Research & Scholarship Day.


Dr. Ellen Malphrus, Faculty Advisor


Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society

Sigma Tau Delta LogoUSCB's Alpha Sigma Sigma chapter of Sigma Tau Delta is our own chapter of the International English Honor Society. The Society’s mission is to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature studies, provide cultural and social stimulation on college campuses, promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities, support exemplary character and good fellowship among its members and serve society by fostering literacy.

Our campus chapter provides leadership, scholarship, service and professional (presentation and publication outlets, national internship programs) opportunities for its members. Every year, Sigma Tau Delta holds formal ceremonies for induction into the society, officer elections and award recognition; organizes field trips to local events of literary interest and to annual conferences and conventions, hosts themed events for the chapter, department, faculty or students university-wide as well as designs and participates in fundraising and service projects to benefit the Lowcountry community.

To qualify for induction into the society, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of a “B” (3.0) average in English and general education courses.
  • Have completed a minimum of three semesters of college work.
  • Have taken a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the general education requirements (101/102).


Dr. Lauren Hoffer, Faculty Advisor