Lambda Iota Tau
An international collegiate honor society for students of English and foreign literature. Its purpose is the recognition and promotion of excellence in the study of any literature. To be eligible for membership, students must major in literature, maintain an average of B+ in literature courses and at least a B in general scholastic standing, be recommended by the faculty, and submit to the local chapter, Alpha Tau, a paper on a literary topic to be presented orally or published by such means as the chapter itself will determine.
Pi Delta Phi
A national French honor society open to students who are enrolled in French courses. Theta Omega Chapter was founded at Immaculata in October 1978 to recognize outstanding scholarship in French language and literature and to foster leadership in the promotion of cultural activities. Eligibility requires that the student must have taken at least five French courses, including at least one upper-level literature course, maintain a GPA of 3.5 in these courses, and have an overall GPA of 3.0. Visit the National French Honor Society website.
Sigma Delta Pi
A national Spanish honor society. Eligibility for the Nu Omega Chapter, established at Immaculata in September 1979, requires that the student maintain a GPA of 3.25 or more in upper-level Spanish courses and a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate enthusiasm in promoting interest in the Spanish language and the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Visit the National Spanish Honor Society website.
Alpha Psi Omega
A national honorary dramatic fraternity founded in 1925. Iota Nu Chapter was established at Immaculata University on September 8, 1944, to encourage and foster dramatic activity. The aim of the fraternity is to develop dramatic talent, to cultivate a taste for the best in drama through study in the course and collateral reading, and to encourage the writing and production of plays. Eligibility for membership is determined by a national point system. Election to Iota Nu Chapter is a recognition and a reward for notable achievement.
Sigma Tau Delta
An international collegiate honor society for students of English. Candidates for undergraduate membership in Immaculata’s chapter, Alpha Phi Sigma, must have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English. A 3.0 average overall and in the major is required for membership. Benefits include conference participation, publication opportunities, and scholarships.
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the national honor society for communication students and private and public colleges and universities. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the field of communication and promoting professional development among communication majors. To be invited into the society and chapter, undergraduate students must complete 60 semester credit hours and have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0. They must also complete the equivalent of 12 semester credit hours and have a GPA of 3.25 in the communication major.
This is a department-sponsored student club whose members are interested in exploring Latino culture. Membership is highly encouraged for Latino/ students, but it is open to all students. Spanish-speaking ability is not required.
Cue and Curtain Players
This drama club at Immaculata dates from the first years of the college and has undergone many changes through the decades. Today, the players produce two plays each year: the fall play may be either a drama or a musical and the spring play is the annual children’s theatre production.
Other activities, such as reader’s theatre and one-act plays, are scheduled as time permits. Students participate as writers and directors as well as actors and technical crew. The club is affiliated with Alpha Psi Omega, a national dramatic fraternity, to which members may be nominated as recognition of their activities.
The Immaculatan is the student newspaper of Immaculata University. The newspaper is published four times per semester and maintains its mission: “dedicated to spreading cultural diversity and acknowledging writers from across the disciplines.” Each issue features eight sections: News, On the Hill, Opinion/Editorial, Human Interest, Business, Features, Entertainment, and Sports. The newspaper has served as an outlet for stories of campus-wide, community, and national interest.
The staff of dedicated and creative students strives to bring quality journalism to the community. The newspaper also now offers subscriptions for parents, alumni, and friends of Immaculata. Call (610) 647-4400 ext. 3577 for information regarding subscriptions and advertising, or to contact the staff.
Pilgrimages, Immaculata’s literary magazine, is published by students once each year at the end of the spring semester. The magazine features poetry, short stories, essays, and photographs submitted by Immaculata students. In addition to showcasing the winning entries in the Creative Writing Contest, Pilgrimages includes the creative work of many students who entered the contest.