English Student Advisory Board

2017-18 ESAB members with illustrations of the organization's values


Kathleen Lacey, Ph.D.
Academic Advisor

Opportunity for undergraduate students — Available in fall and spring

Key Experiences

  • Peer Mentorship Program
  • Advising Events for English and Film Studies Majors
  • Major Fairs & Admitted Student Receptions
  • Humanities Husker Program
  • Social Media Coordination & Digital Outreach
  • Other department events as needed



The Department of English Student Advisory Board program is designed to mentor, promote, and represent undergraduate English and Film Studies students in the English department. Advisory Board members assist the English and Film Studies Academic Advisor and Undergraduate Chair with recruitment and retention activities hosted by the University, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of English. Students who participate in the English Student Advisory Board will develop personal leadership, mentorship, and communication skills and will have the opportunity to represent the Department of English and the University in a professional capacity.

Current Members


In order to be eligible for the English Student Advisory Board, students must:

  • be enrolled full time (the equivalent of 12 hours per semester) and in good academic standing
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • show genuine enthusiasm for the Department of English and its mission
  • be in good judicial standing with University Housing and Residence Life (if applicable)
  • have completed two (2) academic semesters as an English or Film Studies major
  • be available for late summer training and fall and (possibly) spring mentorship courses

Preference is given to students who are (or have been) involved in the University Honors Program, UCARE, Laurus, the Writing Center, the Walt Whitman Archive, the Willa Cather Archive, internships with Prairie Schooner, the University of Nebraska Press, or the Nebraska Heritage Room, and/or those on the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s List.

Applications open in the spring for the upcoming academic year.

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