Lambda Iota Tau

Literature of all Languages

Admitted to ACHS: 1965

Founded at Michigan State University, December 3, 1953

No of Active Chapters: 45

Total Membership: 2870

Annual/current Membership: 128

Publications: LIT Journal, LIT Newsletter

PURPOSE: To recognize and promote excellence in the study of literature in all languages.

ELIGIBILITY: Members are majors or minors in literature, no matter in what language that literature may be written, who are in the upper thirty-five percent of their class in cumulative grade average, have attained at least a full B average in at least twelve semester credit hours or eighteen term hours of literature and all prerequisites thereto, are enrolled in at least their fifth college semester or seventh college term, and have presented an initiation paper on a literary topic or of a creative nature. Graduate students must have completed one semester term with an A- average.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Its annual magazine, LIT, includes some of the best critical pieces and creative writing by its members. In addition to its journal, the society publishes a semi-annual Newsletter. Several publication prizes and scholarships are awarded each year. Chapters are encouraged to hold regular meetings and to sponsor events and activities which will bring the study of literature to the attention of the campus at large.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Mary Clark-Flynn, Department of English, Ball State University, 2000 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306-0460

Tel: (765) 285-8370  Fax: (765) 285-3765

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Updated: 9/8/2014