Student Organizations

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Take advantage of extracurricular activities to develop professional connections and lifelong friendships. There are nearly 250 organizations on campus at Marquette. Here are those available through the Diederich College of Communication.

Advertising Club
The Marquette University Advertising Club seeks to promote a better understanding of the functions of advertising, sales promotion and marketing communication; to stimulate and encourage advertising professionalism through education; to promote career possibilities in advertising; to apply the skills, creativity and energy of advertising in helping to solve social problems; and to promote fellowship and the free exchange of ideas.

To get involved, contact our faculty adviser, Ms. Linda Menck or visit the Ad Club website.

Diederich College of Communication Student Council
As the college’s official organization of student body government, Student Council works with students, faculty and administrators to identify concerns and promote a sense of community. The goal is to encourage student involvement, to invite representation by each class and organization and to promote the ideals of the college and its diverse organizations.

To get involved, contact council adviser David Denomie

Debate
The Debate Team is open to all undergraduate students, whether you have no academic debate experience or are ready to step into national competition. Debate helps you find your voice on a range of socio-political issues and develop research and argumentation skills in a competitive environment. We’ve recently adopted the parliamentary format, the fastest-growing type of intercollegiate debate. Parliamentary debate takes a broader approach to discussion of public issues and gives students from multiple disciplines the chance to participate. The team hosts a tournament at MU each fall and competes in tournaments at college and university campuses nationwide.

To get involved, contact  Mr. David Denomie, director of debate.

Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is an honors society, sponsored by the National Communication Association, for outstanding full-time undergraduate students in the Diederich College of Communication. You must achieve a 3.250 grade point average in any major or minor within the college, as well as a 3.000 overall GPA at Marquette University. Benefits include the possibility of participating or attending a yearly regional undergraduate convention and the annual National Communication Association conference. In addition to being an honor society, members regularly volunteer for service activities in and around Marquette University, such as Hunger Cleanup.

To learn more, contact the faculty adviser, Dr. Jeremy Fyke.

Magazine Publications Organization
This student organization offers you insight and connections to the professional magazine industry. Learn about opportunities in magazine writing, editing, photography, advertising, business and design. And take advantage of the chance to connect with interested peers and experienced professionals.

To get involved, contact Dr. William Thorn.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
The National Association of Black Journalists at Marquette University (NABJ-MU) is now an official NABJ student chapter, and will begin meeting in fall 2010. This is the only NABJ student chapter in the entire state of Wisconsin.

Originally founded in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color. Committed to diversity, not only in the stories that are presented by media organizations, but also the journalists who write them, NABJ has been an important part of the journalism industry for over 30 years.

NABJ-MU has potential to offer opportunities to all ethnicities and areas of study and advocate for students of color by giving them a voice on campus.

To get involved, contact our faculty adviser, Mr. Herbert Lowe.

Visit the official NABJ website.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
The Marquette University Public Relations Student Society of America chapter provides students with the professional guidance offered by the Wisconsin Chapter of PRSSA. As a PRSSA member, you can connect with public relations professionals through chapter field trips and PRSSA functions.

To get involved, contact our faculty adviser, Dr. Gee Ekachai.

Visit us at MUPRSSA.

Kappa Tau Alpha
The Marquette chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national honor society for journalism and mass communication, was established in 1929. Undergraduate students majoring in journalism and mass communication who are in the upper 10 percent scholastically in their junior or senior year are eligible for membership. Graduate students who are in the upper 10 percent scholastically and have completed 12 hours in journalism or mass communication are also eligible. Appointments are made annually.

To learn more, contact our faculty adviser, Dr. William Thorn.

Marquette University Players Society (MUPS)
The Marquette University Players present four productions a year at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Students from across campus are invited to work as actors, stage managers, designers, technicians and box office and publicity personnel. The Players also present a children's show for more than 12,000 grade schoolers annually, along with a full season of studio and workshop productions, completely produced and directed by students.

To get involved, contact our faculty adviser, Ms. Connie Petersen.

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
The Marquette Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is affiliated with the national organization of SPJ. As a member, you gain the opportunity to establish professional journalism contacts, participate in professional meetings and activities, and stay on top of crucial issues in journalism.

To get involved, contact our faculty adviser, Dr. William Thorn.