Midwestern State University is the only public liberal arts university in the state of Texas and Humanities students at MSU have ample opportunity to participate in a vibrant intellectual community.


Arts & Literature Society

The Arts & Literature Society is open to MSU students who love to read, create, think, and explore the world around them. All academic majors are welcome; all you need is an open mind, a passion for the arts, and a willingness to do and discuss new things. The Arts & Literature Society holds events for Banned Books Week, presents faculty lectures, poetry readings, writing workshops, and goes on museum and nature excursions each semester. Members also attend and participate in campus cultural events held by other departments and organizations. Interested in the arts? Join us! Email kirsten.lodge@msutexas.edu for more information or visit the group’s Facebook page.


Sigma Tau Delta

Humanities students are eligible to apply to Sigma Tau Delta, the Beta Xi chapter of the international English Honor Society, if they have a declared concentration in English, an overall GPA of 3.00 or above, and are at least at the Sophomore level. “We volunteer as mentors at local schools. We work with the Child Hunger Project (PowerPacks) at the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank. We also volunteer on-site with Habitat for Humanity. We send students to the national conventions (1 or 2 each year); we also present at the regional conventions. We have an induction banquet each spring for new inductees.” At the beginning of each spring semester (early March), the faculty advisor requests a list of eligible English Majors/Minors from the university. Based on this list, the advisor issues formal invitations by mail and e-mail. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page.


Philosophy Club

Hosted by Midwestern State University’s Philosophy Program, the Philosophy Club is open to any MSU student interested in philosophical inquiry. Members of the Philosophy Club do not have to be philosophy minors. The purposes of the MSU Philosophy Club are: (a) to promote interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for philosophical inquiry on campus; (b) to promote open and respectful inquiry, self-reflection, and concern for the world among students; (c) to provide opportunities for students to discuss philosophical issues in a relaxed extracurricular environment; (d) to provide opportunities for students to meet and socialize with other students. Email tyler.williams@msutexas.edu for more information.


Voices Literature & Arts Magazine

Voices is a regional arts and literary journal produced and published annually by students and faculty at Midwestern State University. Voices publishes ambitious and imaginative fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and art from high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The editors are looking for original creative pieces that paint with imaginative colors, speak with compelling voices, and render characters with dimension and complexity. For more information, email john.schulze@msutexas.edu or visit the magazine’s website.