School of Communication & Journalism offers several opportunities to be involved in activities outside of classroom. Student involvement helps you meet people, both students and faculty, who can become your lifelong friends or future colleagues.
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. These tours give students the opportunity to see first hand what their daily lives may involve. Club members have also visited places like Washington D.C. to tour news outlets like the Washington Post, ABC and National Geographic. The Journalism Club has other trips in the works as well.
Advised by Instructor James Helland.
Advertising and Public Relations Club
The Advertising and Public Relations Club allows students interested in all forms of advertising and public relations the chance to travel, gain experience and network.
Advised by Roxanne Lucchesi.
Student Advisory Council
The Student Advisory Council’s primary purpose is to establish and maintain open channels of communication with students in order to gather students’ opinions and concerns and to keep students informed about college issues. Current council members include Brianna Schreurs, Brady Nicolaus, Sofiya Zybaylova, Laura Butterbrodt, Wyatt Beyer, Natalie Hilden, Thomas Conrad, and Anne Dragseth.
Advised by Dr. Lyle Olson.
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. Our program is rooted in education for speakers of all levels. Any student enrolled at South Dakota State University is eligible to participate. Every year there is an audition process for interested students. Students will receive academic credit for their participation in the co-curricular activity.Learn more about Jackrabbit Forensics
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.
First started in 1885, The Collegian continues to flourish because students actively seek to make it better. The Collegian is catching up with the trend of 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 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. For the last two academic years, the station has employed 20 student disc jockeys who fill a large number of mostly afternoon and evening broadcast hours.