Department of Communication Studies

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Student Organizations

Extracurricular activities are an important part of the collegiate experience. Participating in student or national organizations gives our students the opportunity to network, gain leadership skills and build their resumes.

Communication Studies Club

The Communication Studies Club is for students who desire to work together in the areas of community service, professional networking and social support. The club encourages camaraderie and communication between students and faculty, to serve students in the pursuit of their educational and career goals and to provide a social outlet for Communication Studies majors and minors.  Comm Club has been awarded the "2017 Outstanding Educational Program" award for bringing Green Card Voices to campus. For more information, contact advisor:  Jennifer Senchea

Performance Studies Club

The Performance Studies Club is a co-curricular student organization dedicated to exploring social issues and diverse communication strategies through theatrical performance. No previous performance experience is necessary. Students create performances through improvisation and group collaboration. The club does many on-campus performances and travels to national performance festivals to share their work with other universities.

For more information, contact Tami Spry, or Jen Tuder, advisors.

Forensics - Talking Huskies

Forensics is St. Cloud State's competitive speech and debate team. Forensics strives to create competition, competence, and camaraderie through in-class, one-on-one, and peer coaching. Members of the program compete at regional and national tournaments throughout the year in speaking, interpretation/acting, and debate activities. Forensics provides students with the opportunity to grow as a person, communicator and performer; the opportunity to strengthen research, organizational and leadership skills; the opportunity to experience literature and topics; and the opportunity to share performances in a variety of contexts.  The program is open to students of any major/minor; there is no cost to participate. For more information, contact advisor Scott Wells.

Conflict Resolution Services for Students

Conflict Resolution Services for Students is a group of volunteer student peer mediators who provide free mediation and conflict coaching services to St. Cloud State students and groups. The team also serves as a resource for those looking for assistance with conflict and/or communication skills. For more information, contact advisor Jeff Ringer. For more information, visit Conflict Resolution Services or email crs@stcloudstate.edu.

Learn what the Conflict Resolution/Mediation program is doing in the community through news stories about school suspensions and community integration.

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the honorary society of the National Communication Association. The organization's title symbolizes the three ingredients of persuasion identified by Aristotle: Lambda = logos, or logic; Pi = pathos, or emotions; and Eta = ethos, or credibility and ethics. St. Cloud State's Lambda Pi Eta Chapter fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement and stimulates interest in the study of communication. 

Students are eligible if they have a 3.0 GPA overall with a 3.25 GPA in the Communication Studies major. Students must have 60 credits minimum completed and 12 credits completed in Communications Studies to qualify.

Students who meet the qualifications should email chapter advisor Jennifer Senchea these items:

  • List of their Communication Studies courses
  • Final Communications Studies grades
  • Overall GPA
  • Contact phone number and email address

Global Leadership Academy

The Global Leadership Academy’s mission is to organize, promote and execute ongoing integrated workshops on global leadership competencies.  Students learn to connect the competencies to global knowledge, global cultures, intercultural intelligence, and careers.  They learn “What Being Global Really Means.” The Academy elevates their capacity for global engagement, increases their global knowledge, and helps them to wisely engage in global leadership competencies in Communication Studies. For more information, contact advisor Bassey Eyo.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO is a global organization promoting global engagement, global diversity, global interconnectedness, the imperative of integral wisdom and a practical philosophy of engaging in science and education across cultures for peace worldwide. The priority for this club is to promote collaboration among a broad range of academic disciplines to enhance cultural awareness, diversity and human rights for the next generation of global ambassadors founded upon global ethics. For more information, contact Bassey Eyo, advisor.