Student Opportunities


Dr. Barry Leeds had a distinguished career in Central's English department for 47 years. Read more about essay award here -- Barry Leeds Essay Award.

In coordination with the Center for International Education, English department faculty may lead opportunities to travel abroad during Spring Break. Trips abroad are created to complement courses that are offered. Read more about Courses Abroad for Spring 2022.

The English Department is pleased to announce the Leeds Poetry Prize. Former English professor Barry Leeds created the prize to celebrate the memory of his daughter Leslie. Read more here -- Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize.

Rules for membership are set by the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. The annual membership induction takes place in November. Read more about eligibility requirements and what we're all about -- Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.

Central Connecticut State University's Writing Minors have launched this statewide high school prose writing contest for fiction and narrative nonfiction to honor the memory of Taylor A. Greene, CCSU class of 2017. Read more about the contest here -- Taylor Greene Writing Contest.

The CSU Undergraduate English Conference gives students an opportunity to share with other students and faculty the literary analyses, essays, and creative works they wrote for English, Writing, Linguistics, and Journalism classes.

Fall 2021 Program