The English Students’ Society (TESS)
was formed in the Fall of 2008 and was established to enrich the social and academic experiences of undergraduate English students at the University of Guelph.
TESS provides an outlet for students to meet, interact, share ideas, discuss events, and build community.
Today, TESS builds and fosters this community by hosting student-led academic or social events. In the past, TESS has served at coffee houses, thrown pub nights, run post-graduate and career information sessions, hosted book swaps, and has even organized poetry readings in the downtown core. Recently, TESS has started selling English-themed merchandise to students -- including sweaters;and tee shirts.
The Society consists of five executive members as well as class representatives and other general members. Any student is welcome to get more involved and is encouraged to apply for executive positions when they become available at the end of each winter semester. The group meets weekly to discuss English-related topics and is open to all students to attend and participate.
Representatives from TESS also sit on both the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee as well as the College of Arts Student Union, and attend all faculty meetings.