Groups and Clubs
Groups and Clubs
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies and encourages the professional development of communication majors. To be eligible to join the Salem State University chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, Sigma Omega, students must major in communications and have earned a minimum of 60 total credits and 12 communication credits, with a minimum of a 3.125 overall GPA and a 3.25 GPA in the major. The communications department invites eligible students to join on an annual basis. For information about membership, please contact the faculty advisor, Rebecca Hains.
Our award-winning chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America was established in the early 1990s. PRSSA is one of the most appealing opportunities for PR concentrators to learn by doing, network with professionals, and make new and lasting friendships on campus and with their peers at other schools. PRSSA is the gateway to membership in PRSA, the PR industry’s professional organization, and a pathway to competitiveness in the career of their choice.
The American Advertising Federation (AAF), is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. Through its 226 college chapters, the AAF provides 8,000 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. For information about membership, contact the faculty advisor, Hanlong Fu.
The communications department oversees production of The Salem State Log, the student-run campus newspaper. The Log gives the Salem State community a wide variety of information about campus news and activities, and provides a forum for students, faculty and staff to express their diverse opinions. Besides being the independent voice of Salem State University students, The Log also serves as an educational enterprise for students to learn about the intellectual, creative, ethical, political, and financial, challenges involved in putting out a newspaper, including news reporting, writing, and editing; photography; layout, design, and production; distribution and subscription; advertising; budgeting; and staff and newsroom management. Staff meetings take place Mondays at 11 am in Ellison Campus Center, Room 018. For more information, email the editor-in-chief or come to a Log meeting.