Co-Curricular Activities


The undergraduate literary magazine provides opportunities for students to publish their own work and to edit and produce a professional journal for the Pace writing community.

The Pace Press

The undergraduate student newspaper serves as a vehicle for students with ambitions for careers in journalism and publishing to gain hands-on experience. Visit here.

The Pace University Press

Housed in the English Department, The Pace University Press publishes historical, cultural, and literary studies as well as prestigious international journals including Woolf Studies Annual and Journal of the Early Book Society. Visit here.

English Department Writing Contest

With more than $10,000 in alumni- and donor-funded awards, this annual contest is open to English majors and minors, Film and Screen Studies majors and minors, and all students enrolled in creative writing classes. It recognizes and encourages the development of new literary voices, criticism, and professional writing. Recent award winners here.

The Committee for Students

This committee is comprised of elected member of students and faculty from the English Department. It's central goal is to build community among the majors and faculty, and to offer events that help our majors and minors accomplish their goals at the University and beyond. Past events this committee has put on include: Writing for Activism, De-Stress with Donuts, Jobs for English Majors, Open-Door Advising, Graduate School Info Session, and our annual Fall Dinner. Nominations and voting for student representatives happens during the Fall Dinner. Please Join!

Mentoring Program

This program brings together faculty and students in a variety of co-curricular activities on and off campus. Activities include visits to museums, plays, and films, taking full advantage of all that New York City has to offer. Faculty also provide individualized career counseling, along with graduate school workshops and connections to alumni that help you define and pursue a rewarding path after graduation.

College English for Bilingual Students

Pace University has a large number of international and multilingual students at varying levels of English language ability. To address the specific strengths and needs of this population, Pace University’s English Department offers a sequence of courses for multilingual students and students for whom English is a second language. These courses, taught by highly trained professors who specialize in teaching academic English for multilingual learners, allow second-language students the opportunity to succeed in English courses while still developing their English language skills. Although several universities offer academic English courses for newly arrived international students, Pace is unique in that we also offer special sections for multilingual students at higher levels, for all required English core courses. Students who take these sections – labeled ‘A’ sections – will find themselves in small classes, where they will receive individualized attention from their professors, and where their linguistic backgrounds are considered an asset for the class. For more information, contact Dr. K. Philip Choong, Director of ESL.

Additional co-curricular activities include:

  • Student poetry nights
  • Class trips to NYC cultural events
  • Campus-wide lectures and performances
  • Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honors society