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Student Activities

We invite students to get involved through student organizations such as those listed below, as well as internships, study-abroad experiences, and service-learning projects.

Nonprofit and Community Outreach

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Project SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders)
A national service-learning initiative in which university students assist elder refugees and immigrants in their efforts to learn English and obtain citizenship.

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Shake It Up After School
A collaboration between Title I Elementary Schools in Boise, Idaho, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and Professor Matthew Hansen’s undergraduate Shakespeare courses at Boise State University.

The Boise State Writing Project
The BSWP is currently involved in several Educational Initiatives, aimed at improving education in Idaho. It has delivered over 100,000 contact hours of services to teachers and students in Idaho for the last five years running, reaching over 2,000 individual teachers each of those years.

Student Organizations

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The Ethos Project
The Ethos Project is a student-run organization that focuses on empowering students to pursue their passions and goals. The project also focuses on highlighting the engagement and passion of undergraduate students from across disciplines. By bringing together students, faculty, administrators, and community leaders, the Ethos Project creates a space for collaboration that bridges the campus and local community. The project offers a space for community and growth.

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Boise State Linguistics Association
A student organization open to all Boise State students with an interest in linguistics.

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English Majors Association
A student-based organization that promotes the learning and sharing of new ideas through writing and reading. Our goal is to build a solid community of English majors and minors across the different emphases. For more information, see the EMA webpage.

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Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

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Freewrite: Creative Writing Club
A student club that promotes creative writing of all genres. They welcome people of all experience levels.

a poster for women of the workplace

WOW: Women of the Workplace
A student club that reaches across disciplines (science, liberal arts, business, etc.) to strengthen confidence, knowledge and the workplace community for women.

Readings and Series

A weathered old man.

From book clubs to readings by local and world-renowned authors, you’re sure to find something to spark your creativity, imagination, and critical analysis.

Lit For Lunch

A place to read, listen, and discuss. For Fall 2020, the group presents the theme “Pandamania! Reading in Isolation” and they are meeting once a month for four months. If you’ve ever wanted to crack that copy that’s been moldering on your shelf, reconsider a first impression, discover a first impression, or just want to luxuriate in some ingenious prose, this is the book group for you.

The Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series

Now in its sixth year, the goal of the The Idea of Nature lecture series is to promote interdisciplinary inquiry about the environment and to foster dialogue across the campus and community. Videos of the lectures and the promotional materials can be streamed or downloaded from the Idea of Nature.

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