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The Student Association of Graduates in English (SAGE) is dedicated to improving and promoting the English Department’s graduate program and its affiliated student groups. 

SAGE is governed by graduate students, who vote on its operation and activities.

Contact: Rebecca Rowe and Brent Weaver, rowerl@ksu.edu and bweaver2@ksu.edu


The Student Organization for Cultural Studies at Kansas State University facilitates interdisciplinary interaction between students with an interest in cultural studies. 

In addition to putting on the annual Drag Show, the organization also sponsors other campus events to further promote cultural diversity and awareness.

Contact: Robert Sanders, rjsanders@ksu.edu


The Creative Writing Enthusiasts is open to all graduate students, undergraduates, and members of the Manhattan community who like to write, read, and give advice to other writers.

CreWE supports Auntie Mae's Mighty Fine Poetry Night and visiting creative writers. 

Contact: Hunter Gilson, jhgilson@ksu.edu

Writer's Block Party

Writer's Block Party is a group intended to create a student space for undergraduates and graduates to enhance the campus writing community. 

Members are interested in creating cross-curricular, cross-genre community of writers, on campus and in Manhattan, who are interested in writing, literacy, and tutoring.

Contact: TBA

Sigma Tau Delta

The K-State chapter of the national English Honorary Society, Sigma Tau Delta, promotes interest in literature and the English language on campus and in the surrounding community, as well as fostering and encouraging the English studies discipline in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing.

Contact: Jamie Teixeira, sigmatau@ksu.edu


The Children’s and Adolescent Literature Community is an organization for people who share a common interest in children’s and adolescent literature. 

ChALC participates in reading groups, organizes a conference, hosts speakers in fields related to children’s literature, and hosts a literacy benefit concert, the Hallows and Horcruxes Ball, featuring wizard rock bands.

Contact: Rebecca Rowe, chalc@ksu.edu


K-State's chapter of the national Harry Potter Alliance is dedicated to using the examples of Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore fight the Dark Arts in the real world.

HPA works towards many goals, including promoting equal rights regardless of race, gender, and sexuality; alerting the world about threats of global warming, genocide, and poverty; and working towards making the world a more peaceful place.

Contact: Cherra Bliss, hpalliance@ksu.edu

Rhetoric & Composition Society

The Rhetoric & Composition Society is a literacy organization affiliated with the Rhetoric and Composition Track in English at K-State. 

Its goals are to create a space to discuss current projects in rhetoric and composition, facilitate the creation of larger collaborative projects, develop a community for those interested in discussing literacy in the campus community and Manhattan area, and actively reach out to the non-university community with literacy projects.

Contact: John Henderson and Brent Weaver, jwhender@ksu.edu and bweaver2@ksu.edu


Touchstone is K-State’s student-edited literary arts magazine, published annually each Spring since 1975 by the College of Arts and Sciences with assistance from the Creative Writing Faculty, the English Department, and the K-State Fine Arts Council/SGA.

Contact: Hunter Gilson, touch@ksu.edu