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Student Organizations

Students in the School of Journalism & Media Studies have many opportunities to get involved with organizations that will prepare them for their professional careers while giving them leadership opportunities in college.

Society of Professional Journalists
The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.



Public Relations Student Society (PRSSA)

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a nationally recognized pre-professional organization founded by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 1968, with the Frederick C. Whitney Chapter at San Diego State University founded in 1971. PRSSA cultivates a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners. Today, the organization has reached more than 9,600 members in 300 Chapters on college campuses across the country.

Our mission is to serve our members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations, provide access to professional development opportunities and serve the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified well-prepared professionals.