In addition to coursework, you can further your personal and professional growth by becoming active in a range of co-curricular activities. The Communication Department encourages all majors to participate in these organizations to develop skills, gain insight, and engage in hands-on learning that you just can't get in the classroom. Becoming involved in the following student run groups brings you together with other students who share your interests and career aspirations.
The Rocket, SRU's award-winning student run weekly newspaper provides students interested in journalism, graphic design, writing, advertising, and website development the opportunity for practical hands-on experience. The Rocket is considered one of the best online college newspapers in the country.
WSRU-TV is the student-run television broadcast and video production company that gives students the opportunity to gain experience in video production, broadcast journalism, and broadcast media in general. An all new digital TV studio opened in the fall of 2010 and a Mac based editing bay was introduced in the spring of 2017.
ROCK PRODUCTIONS (PRSSA)
Rock PRoductions is the student-run public relations firm on campus. Rock PRoductions offers public relations services to campus and non-campus organizations and local businesses. As a member of Rock PRoductions you will gain public-relations based work experience while interacting with clients who need assistance with services in design, event planning, promotions, and much more. In addition, you will be recognized as a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the national pre-professional public relations organization that gives students real hands-on public relations experience.
LAMDA PI ETA
Lambda Pi Eta is the official honorary organization for the Communication Department that seeks to encourage student involvement. Lambda runs a host of programs throughout the year, from Registration Help to Relay for Life. Lambda also serves as the student advisory board for the department.
College Dress RElief
College Dress Relief is a student advocacy group focusing on current fashion trends, sustainable fashion, diversity, and professional development. Members contribute to an online student-run fashion and lifestyle blog geared towards Slippery Rock University students and the surrounding community. They are also focused on relieving the daily stress college students endure by encouraging everyone to share their personal styles!
Slippery Rock University's official film organization.
Slippery Rock Debate Society
Founded as a joint effort between the Communication department and Political Science department, the Slippery Rock Debate Society offers students the opportunity to engage in civil discourse and learn skills for research, public speaking, and critical thinking. Officially recognized by the National Educational Debate Association (NEDA), the Slippery Rock Debate Society, which has won numerous team and individual awards, competes against other universities and travels to a variety tournaments and forums.
WSRU 88.1 FM
WSRU 88.1 FM is the student-run radio station, independent of the Communication Department that provides students with the opportunity to learn about audio production, broadcast radio, public relations, writing, and much more.