Department of Communication Student Organizations
Communication Association is a student organization within the Department of Communication in the College of the Arts and Media. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that will help prepare students seeking communication-based employment before entering the workplace. We focus on practicing and learning about Communication in professional and personal ways to help the transition from college to career be as trouble-free as possible. We sponsor guest speakers, provide networking opportunities, participate in fundraisers and volunteerism, and host social events. Communication Association promotes personal and professional growth through campus and community involvement as well as creating a happy, healthy, and safe place for students to come and expand their interests. The Communication Association is open to COM majors, minors and enthusiasts, all are welcome!
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.
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.
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 (IPR) 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.