Student Organizations

Communication students can participate in four student organizations that are associated with the School of Communication and advised by its faculty.

The Society of Professional Journalists student chapter at Ohio State has existed for 100 years. The purpose of this organization is to be a forum for intellectual exchange about issues related to journalism and mass communication. As the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, its student chapters seek to foster relationships between professionals and future journalists.  For more information or to get involved, please contact SPJ advisor Nicole Kraft at

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) - Ohio State is a professional organization and advocacy group that seeks to support the experiences and advancement of journalists of color and media professionals globally. This organization is also appropriate for those who have an interest in telling the stories of marginalized communities. For more questions, please contact NABJ-OSU advisor Jasmine Roberts at

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) meets biweekly to hold educational programs, visit local and regional public relations firms and media outlets and provide opportunities for social interaction with students of like interests and career goals. Organization for students interested in careers in public relations, event planning, media relations, communications, public affairs, advertising, marketing, or online communications after graduation. Meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Enarson 311. Visit the Ohio State PRSSA website to learn more or contact Follow us on Twitter at @OhioStatePRSSA.

The Practice is a PRSSA-accredited, student-run public relations firm that provides a professional environment for students to excel and learn skills pertaining to the public relations industry. The firm utilizes students of all majors and expertise levels to provide solutions for local and national clients involving social media, event planning, design, marketing and traditional public relations. Being run by students, the firm creates an innovative and fresh look to any client's campaign and an invaluable learning experience in the public relations creative process. Visit The Practice at to explore our blog and past work, or contact us at to learn more. Follow us on Twitter @OSUPRactice.

Kappa Tau Alpha is an honorary for students planning careers in journalism and mass communication. Kappa Tau Alpha supports and promotes the academic achievement of its members and sponsors two annual scholarships for journalism and communication students at Ohio State.

Black Advertising & Strategic Communication Association is a partnership between students, faculty, and professionals intended to develop and prepare students of color for careers in advertising, public relations, and marketing. Everyone is welcome regardless of major, year in school or whether you are a current member. For more information about membership, please contact

For additional information regarding student organizations in the School of Communication, please contact an Academic Advisor