Student Organizations

The Communications Department is in the process of developing a chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. The department has also sponsored a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) since 1979. The Chapter's Mission is: (1) to serve its student members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities; and (2) to serve the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals. PRSSA cultivates a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between student members and professional public relations practitioners. The CSUDH Chapter is highly active, holding monthly meetings and sponsoring various on- and off-campus social and professional activities. Students can be recommended for student membership in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Our students have been named recipients of Local Area Emmys, Student Emmys, and various other awards. Student membership in these organizations is highly recommended.