Communication Student Organizations

The Department of Communication supports a variety of student organizations that foster student growth inside and outside the classroom.  

Communication Association

The Communication Association is the COM area's student organization. It is actively involved in many activities including community service, organization of guest speakers, professional tours and activities, and social events.  The Communication Association is where all Communication majors, minors, and enthusiasts are welcome.  For more information please contact faculty advisor Alysa Lucas.

CMU Debate

The CMU Debate Team has successfully competed at tournaments across the U.S. for over 40 years.  Participants meet weekly to plan and prepare and attend approximately 20 tournaments per year.  Travel and event expenses are paid by the program.  For more information, please visit the debate web page or contact Joe Packer, Director of Debate, by phone at 989-774-4460.

Lambda Pi Eta​

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official undergraduate National Communication Honor Society of the National Communication Association (NCA).  As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has nearly 300 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.  Lambda Pi Eta’s Nu Sigma chapter at Central Michigan University was founded on December 10, 2001. 
The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to:
  • recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement;
  • stimulate interest in the field of communication;
  • promote and encourage professional development among communication majors;
  • provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas about the field;
  • establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students;
  • explore options for further graduate studies.
For more information, please contact faculty advisor Lesley Withers at 989-774-6673. For more information visit the National Communication Honor Society.​

Public Relations Students Society of America and PR Central​

Public Relations Students Society of America (PRSSA) and PR Central, an in-house student agency, are both groups composed of students in our Integrative Public Relations Program.  PRSSA is a national pre-professional organization affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America.  PRSSA students participate in national conferences, fundraising activities, agency tours, and network with professionals in addition to numerous other activities. Members of PRSSA are eligible to join the staff of PR Central and work​ on accounts with real clients from CMU as well as the surrounding area.  To learn more about PRSSA, contact PRSSA president, visit our website or check out the bulletin board on the first floor of Moore Hall for meeting times.  The faculty advisor for PRSSA is Jim Wojcik.   For more information about PR Central, contact PR Central at or visit our website.​​​