The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is a student led professional and social organization of graduate students. EGSA organizes activities such as: bringing scholars and authors to campus for speaking engagements; organizing workshops on topics like writing paper abstracts for submittal to conferences, presenting conference papers, and getting papers published; organizing study groups for the MA comprehensive exams; and getting graduate students together for informal social events.
The goal of EGSA at SFA is two-fold. First, it provides an opportunity for professional networking for the members with the faculty of the department. Second, it provides an opportunity for social interaction with members in an encouraging environment going through, or having been through, the graduate program. By providing both professional and social network, EGSA helps foster a sense of community within the English graduate program.