Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
The High Point University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) provides opportunities for students from all majors to develop their expertise in the field of public relations. Student-led, HPU PRSSA is a pre-professional organization under the guidance of teacher-mentors in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. HPU PRSSA Members are dedicated to the academic program of communication and focus on the importance of holistic education, experiential learning and values-based living.
HPU PRSSA Chapter LinkedIn page
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
High Point University’s Nido R. Qubein School of Communication houses one of three student chapters in North Carolina of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Being chartered demonstrates HPU’s commitment to provide the best exposure and training in journalistic practice as students learn how to handle their constitutional rights to freedom of expression with thoroughness, honesty and ethical behavior. SPJ is the oldest professional journalism association in the United States. Members of the SPJ believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the National Communication Association’s honor society, was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. Since then, over 400 chapters have formed worldwide. The Psi Psi chapter of LPH was founded on High Point University’s campus in 2009, and has initiated over 100 members.
The organization is rooted off the three ingredients of persuasion, as per Aristotle’s Rhetoric: logos, meaning logic; pathos, relating to emotion, and ethos, described as character credibility and ethics.
The six goals of the society include recognizing, fostering and rewarding outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies, stimulating interest in the field of communication, promoting and encouraging professional development among communication majors, providing an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication, establishing and maintaining closer relationships between faculty and students, and exploring options for graduate education in communication studies.
Professor Nahed Eltantawy is the current faculty advisor for High Point University’s LPH chapter.
For more information regarding Lambda Pi Eta, you may visit https://www.natcom.org/lambdapieta/
Here are some links to state, national and international communication organizations concerned with communication:
- North Carolina Press Association
- North Carolina Association of Broadcasters
- National Association of Broadcasters
Professional Industry Web Sites Related to Media and Popular Culture Studies
- Popular Culture Association—This association is the resources for scholars and enthusiasts who study popular culture both nationally and internationally.
- National Women’s Studies Association—Established in 1977, NWSA promotes and supports the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.
- National Communication Association—The NCA advances communication in all forms, modes, and media through cultural/critic and aesthetic inquiry.
- Women’s Media Center—WMC amplifies women’s voices in the media and works effectively to change conversations via blogs, social activism, and social networking
- Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting—FAIR, a national media watch group, has been challenging media bias and censorship since 1986.
Professional Industry Web Sites Related to Strategic Communication
- Public Relations Society of America — This is the largest professional organization for public relations practitioners in the United States.
- PRSA Tarheel Chapter — Here’s the Web site for the local PRSA Chapter in the Triad area.
- International Public Relations Association — IPRA is the primary professional society for public relations practitioners working in various countries.
- International Association of Business Communicators — IABC also serves international communication professionals. Historically it has focused its efforts on those practitioners who primarily work with employee publics.
- American Association of Advertising Agencies — Also known as the “Four As” this organization is the principal trade association for the advertising industry
Professional Industry Web Sites Related to Journalism
- Society of Professional Journalists
- Investigative Reporters & Editors
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
- Student Press Law Center
- College Media Association
- National Press Club
- Radio Television Digital News Association
- The Newspaper Guild
- J Lab
- News University
- American Journalism Review
- Columbia Journalism Review
- PEW Center for Civic Journalism
- The First Amendment Center
- Pulitzer Center
- Dow Jones News Fund Internships
- Fine Line Ethics
- American Copy Editors Society