Student Groups

photo collage of pwc members and their bulletin board

logo of the poet and writers coalition

The Poets & Writers Coalition is an organization created to support the artistic community at San Jose State University and the outlying Bay Area Public. We strive to support any artistic avenues as a community of writers from all backgrounds. We welcome all majors and levels of experience!

Our mission statement is: "Providing a space for student creative writers to share, support, and connect!"

We do casual prompts, larger events such as Murder Mystery Night, and The Legacy of Poetry Festival. Plus, our literary magazine gives students the opportunity to publish their poems, flash fiction, and illustrations! We publish hard copies through Barnes & Nobles. You can buy past magazines here! View the online version on Issuu.

For more information, check out our socials. Most of our communication takes place through our Discord, but you can also message directly us on Instagram.

Club officers

  • President: Ryan Steel
  • Vice President: Mel Urciuloi
  • Treasurer: Manavi Chandra
  • Secretary: Yeebing Tse
  • Events Coordinator: Katherine Hayden

Meeting information

The Poets & Writers Coalition meets weekly on Fridays at 2:00 PM in BBC 320. 


The Young Professional & Technical Writing Offensive (TYPO)

TYPO is a student-run organization where SJSU students can connect to professionals and organizations in the professional and technical writing field, get involved in projects, gain experience, and adavance portfolio work.

Club Officers:

  • President: Jackie Mendoza
  • Vice President: Chantel Silveira
  • Public Relations Officer: Skye Sawhney
  • Secretary and Outreach: Sabrina Lim


Graduate Resource & Academic Development for English Studies (GRADES)

GRADES is a student organization that provides professional, academic, social, and interpersonal development workshops for MA and MFA English students. They meet for an informal social every other week on a weekday afternoon on campus and plan monthly professional and academic development workshops. GRADES' mission is to build a community where MA and MFA students can flourish together and feel a sense of belonging. For more information, follow GRADES on Instagram. They also have a Discord, which other M.A. and M.F.A. students are welcome to join. To join GRADES, please fill out this Interest Form.

Club Officers

  • President: Amna Yusuf
  • Vice President: Aleksandra Gorka


  • English graduate students will be notified of upcoming events via email

Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC)

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The Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) is an activist student, alumni, academic, and ally project building platform for BIPOC + underrepresented literary artists and multidisciplinary creatives.