Student Organizations & Opportunities

Writers Guild

The Writers Guild is the student writing club at Malone University. The organization publishes The Quaker, Malone's national undergraduate literary journal, and sponsors the annual Malone Writers Prize. It also hosts other events throughout the year, such as an annual costume party and write-ins with creative writing faculty, where students write in community alongside their peers and faculty members to generate new material, share works in progress, and receive feedback on their writing.

Writers Prize

The Malone Writers Prize is an annual creative writing contest open to all Malone University undergraduates. Each Spring, students can submit creative works in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. A panel of outside judges reads and evaluates the submissions and selects up to three winners in each category. Student winners are honored at an award ceremony and each receive a cash prize: $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place.

The Quaker

The Quaker  is a national undergraduate literary journal published by the student Writers Guild and the Creative Writing Program at Malone. Students can participate as readers, editors, or web designers to select, edit, and publish creative works by students studying across the United States.

Read The Quaker


Alpha Rho Iota

Alpha Rhoa Iota is the Malone chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. Its goals are:

  1. to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature studies in undergraduate, graduate, and professional work;
  2. to promote interest in literature and the English language on local campuses and their surrounding communities; and
  3. to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing.

Members of Alpha Rho Iota are eligible to apply for Sigma Tau Delta scholarships, participate in international conventions, and submit original written work for publication in the society's journalsThe Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review. Throughout the year, the organization also hosts social events, such as movie nights, and service projects for the community.

To learn more about Alpha Rho Iota, email advisor Randi Pahlau at rpahlau@malone.edu.