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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.

School of Communication & Journalism Clubs & Organizations

Ways to Get Involved

6

Businesses Toured

50+

Connections Made

100+
From students to real-world connections

Who can join?

Open to All Students

Journalism Club

SDState's Journalism Club strives to educate students interested in the field by providing networking opportunities and experience. 

  • The Journalism Club keeps busy touring media outlets such as KSFY, Midco, Argus Leader and KELOLAND, allowing students to see first-hand the daily lives in this field.
  • Club members have the opportunity to join other trips as well, including past trips such as Washington D.C. to tour news outlets like the Washington Post, ABC and National Geographic. 

The Journalism Club is advised by Instructor James Helland.

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Advertising Club

This club is for South Dakota State University 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 the Jacks Club Hub or the Ad Club Facebook Page. The Advertising Club is advised by Professor Roxanne Lucchesi.

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 South Dakota State University 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 Lecturer Andrea Carlile.

The Collegian

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Established in 1885, The Collegian is South Dakota State’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 Instructor James Helland.

KSDJ

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.

  • The 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.

The Journalism Club is advised by Instructor James Helland.

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PRSSA

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

  • The South Dakota State University 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 Club Hub, Instagram or Facebook.

PRSSA is advised by Dr. Marina Hendricks.