Each year, students in the English Society organize a variety of activities, including film nights, book sales, and readings. The highlight of English Society activity each year is participation in the Undergraduate English Conference. This conference is hosted by a university in Atlantic Canada or one of the University of Maine campuses. Each year, Acadia sends six students to the Conference to deliver papers or to read from their creative writing. The Conference enables students from across the region to meet other English students in an academic and social environment. in March of 2010, Acadia took its turn hosting a very successful conference with over seventy participants and ten Atlantic universities represented.
Theatre students organize a Minifest of original one act plays each spring. The plays are solicited from students, staff, faculty, Acadia alumni and university campuses across North America. The students direct, act, stage-manage and produce the festival and it's one of the highlights of the academic year.
English and Theatre majors produce two publications each year: Voice 4, the English department's newsletter, and estuary, Acadia's creative arts magazine. They also frequently contribute to the university student newspaper, The Athenaeum, as writers, photographers and editors. Many of its past editors have been English majors or honours students.