English Program: Lambda Iota Tau


Good Reads

Book cover for The Glass Bead Game

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse

Recommended by: Kristin DeVries

Lambda Iota Tau recognizes and promotes excellence in the study of the literature of all languages.

New members were inducted into Lamba Iota Tau at the Spring Social on April 21, 2010


Membership Requirements

  • Major or minor in literature
  • Fifth-semester standing as a student
  • Overall QPA of 3.2 or higher
  • QPA of 3.5 or higher in English courses
  • Paper with a literary title (5-6 pages), either of the following:
    • A research paper written for an English class (It does not have to be a paper specifically written for Lambda.)
    • A creative piece, such as a short story, a play, a grouping of poems, or an essay
  • Membership fee of $30 for one-year or $50 for lifetime

Benefits of Membership

  • Subscription to LIT, Lambda's journal of papers and creative writing
  • Submit papers and creative writing to LIT
  • Free criticism service for help with poems, plays, short stories, critical essays, or scholarly articles
  • Networking with foreign students in international Lambda chapters
  • Enter federal employment at a higher civil service rating than other college graduates
  • Apply for a Lambda scholarship (Lambda gives two $1000 scholarships each year.)

For more information about Lambda Iota Tau, contact Dr. Ann Bush at bush@marywood.edu or (570) 348-6211 x2578.