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Student Life

We have a lot of ways to get to know your fellow Students and get involved on campus.

Student Organizations

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    Association for Women in Communication

    The Association for Women in Communication Student Chapter is associated with the national women's organization that strives to further the professional development of all women in all industries involving communication.

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    Black Communication Association

    The Black Communication Association is the only RSO sponsored by the School of Communication that centers on the experiences of Black/African diasporic people.

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    Graduate Student Association

    The mission of the Graduate Student Association is to dedicate time and resources to develop, support, and further the experiences of graduate students at Illinois State University.

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    Lambda Pi Eta

    Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH has more than 500 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide.

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    Public Relations Student Society of America

    The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications.

  • Speech and Debate Forensics Union Logo

    Speech & Debate Forensics Union

    Illinois State University is home to a nationally recognized forensics team with 10 national team championships and over 80 individual titles in its history.

  • Student Television Workshop Logo

    Student Television Workshop

    Student Television Workshop is an RSO that gives students the chance to work with professional equipment to create video.

  • Vidette Logo


    The Vidette is the online outlet for content reported by the student writers and editors. The Vidette provides ISU students with professional work experience while serving as the university community’s news outlet.

  • WZND Logo


    WZND provides practical experience and training for all ISU students interested in radio, podcasting, journalism, audio production, voicework, broadcast sales, public relations, graphic design, and related industries.

Extra Curricular

  • Alumni

    Alumni Engagement and the Illinois State University Alumni Association work with an army of volunteers to serve the needs of all those who have graduated from or attended the University through the years, regardless of their fields of study, geographic locations, or lifetime pursuits.

  • Career COM-petency

    Here in the School of Communication, we prepare our students for fulfilling careers. But we also want our graduates to be more than just marketable candidates with a skillset in communication. We want our Redbirds to reflect our School of Communication values and embody professionalism—creating alumni employers covet.

  • Social Media Analytics Command Center (SMACC)

    Illinois State's School of Communication recently completed construction on a new Social Media Analytics and Command Center (SMACC). The SMACC is a specialized computer lab whose primary goal is to analyze public conversations from social media outlets, popular discussion forums, and major blogs.

  • TV10

    TV-10 turned on the studio lights and hit record in 1974. Fifty years later it has produced thousands of successful professionals in front of and behind the camera. Join us April 12th and 13th as we celerbate our alumni and station accomplishments together at the 50th anniversary milestone event.

  • COM-Versations Podcast

    Here in the School of Communication at Illinois State University, we know how to make Fell Hall fun! In spring 2023, we started the COM-versations podcast with a goal to share as many 'com-versations' among faculty, staff and students.

  • Journalism Certificates of Excellence

    The world of Journalism is complex. Convergence in the news - the coming together of a range of mediums, such as print and the Internet – means that the budding reporter must be proficient in a wide range of skills and techniques; from writing and interviewing to editing film and working on a website.