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School of Communication and Journalism offers several opportunities to be involved in activities outside of the classroom. Student involvement helps you meet people, both students and faculty, who can become your lifelong friends or future colleagues.

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School of Communication and Journalism Clubs and Organizations

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Open to All Students

Advertising Club

Advertising and Public Relations Club Logo

This club is for SDSU students interested in advertising and marketing communications.

  • The Advertising Club is a student chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF).
  • Club members network with professionals through guest speakers, tours and attendance at student career days. Members may also work on professional and public service projects.

Find out more about the advertising club by visiting Jacks Club Hub or SDState Ad Club Facebook.

The Advertising Club is advised by Heather Solberg.

Jackrabbit Forensics

Jackrabbit Forensics is a comprehensive, co-curricular forensics program that competes in the 11 American Forensics Association events and parliamentary debate.

  • Our team is one of the oldest student organizations on campus.
  • We have a rich tradition of excellence in collegiate oral interpretation, speech and debate.
  • All currently enrolled SDSU students of all levels of speaking are eligible to participate through an audition process.
  • Students will receive academic credit for their participation in the co-curricular activity.

Jackrabbit Forensics is advised by Andrea Carlile.

The Collegian

The Collegian logo

Established in 1885, The Collegian is SDState’s independent student-run newspaper. It provides a welcoming environment for student journalists, photographers and designers to develop their skills and gain real world experience in the news industry.

  • Help The Collegian launch into the digital world through incorporating social media into its news strategy. Involvement on Twitter, Facebook and their website are important ways the staff of The Collegian is reaching out to its audience.
  • Weekly papers are published and distributed on Wednesdays. The Collegian staff edits and designs page layouts Monday and Tuesday nights.
  • The work is rewarding and gives great experience for student interest in writing, editing and photography.

The Journalism Club is advised by James Helland.


The campus radio station, KSDJ offers students an opportunity to learn the radio industry from the inside, working both on-air and behind the scenes.

  • KSDJ staff provide programming for a 24/7 radio station.
  • Listen to over 20 student disc jockeys who fill a large number of mostly afternoon and evening broadcast hours.



Public Relations Student Society of America logo

The Public Relations Student Society of America is a national organization aiming to help students with professional development, networking and relationship building.

  • The SDSU chapter of PRSSA stays active throughout the year by hearing from guest speakers, touring agencies, hosting workshops, getting involved in fundraising and more.
  • PRSSA regularly connects with local and regional professionals in public relations, marketing and advertising and we invite businesses and nonprofits interested in PR assistance to contact us.
  • PRSSA members have access to resources on the national level like internship listings, conferences, scholarships and other leadership opportunities.
  • A membership like this looks great on a résumé and helps to enhance your college experience.
  • Students from any major are eligible to join.

Find us on the Jacks Club Hub, Instagram or Facebook.

PRSSA is advised by Dr. Marina Hendricks.