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Student Organizations

Involvement in student organizations provides an excellent avenue to gain real-world skills, network with like-minded students, build an extracurricular transcript, and enhance a resume.

Communication Career Club

The Communication Career Club's mission is to provide students with experiences that help them grow as effective communicators. Through a variety of activities, the club's members will expand their knowledge of communication, and their poise and confidence as communicators.

Previous activities include:

    • Attending the etiquette dinner as a group; learning how to impress interviewers (and using the right fork!)
    • Hosting guest speakers such as recent graduates, talking about how they use their communication degree in the workplace
    • Providing volunteer hospitality; greeting the public at KU public relations events, such as Decision Makers Forum
    • Visiting KU's Career Services Office for presentations about employment after graduation
    • Speaking to audiences, welcoming the public on behalf of KU's Admissions Office outreach to visitors on KU Preview Days

To join the Communication Career Club, contact Dr. Emily Cripe.

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the national honor society for students of communication including Communication Studies majors and minors, Electronic Media majors and minors, and PR minors. Our local chapter is Xi Kappa.

Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his book, Rhetoric, as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character, credibility, and ethics.

The goals of Lambda Pi Eta include:

    • To recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in Communication Studies
    • Stimulate interest in the field of Communication
    • Promote and encourage professional development among Communication majors
    • Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
    • Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students
    • Explore options for graduate education in Communication Studies

Students need a 3.0 cumulative GPA with 60 semester credit hours completed, as well as a 3.25 GPA for communication studies courses with 12 semester hours completed.

The benefits of joining our chapter include meeting other like-minded students who take their studies seriously and getting together with those who enjoy community service (a few hours of which is required in order to be inducted into the organization).

Previous activities include:

    • Lambda Pi Eta induction ceremonies and celebrations
    • Community Service Projects

For more information on how to join Lambda Pi Eta, contact Dr. Mary Eicholtz.

Culture-Arts-Performance Studies

CAPS@KU is the artistic and intellectual center at Kutztown for faculty and students interested in the aesthetic, historical, literary, practical, and theoretical explorations of performance in global perspective - storytelling, theatre, dance, oral interpretation, performance art, and performative "roles" in everyday life.

To join CAPS@KU, contact Dr. Deryl Johnson or Dr. Lisa Weckerle.

Public Relations Club

The Kutztown University Public Relations Club is open to all Kutztown University students. By participating in the club, students have an opportunity to learn more about public relations through real life situations and to help the local community by doing volunteer work. In addition, participating in the club may help students obtain internships, and graduating students are able to demonstrate to potential employers that they have public relations experience beyond the classroom.

The Kutztown University Public Relations Club meets every other Thursday of the semester.

Public Relations Facebook Page

Public Relations Twitter Account

Previous activities include:

    • Adopt-A-Block
    • Trick-Or-Treat event on Main Street to hand out candy to the children
    • KU PR Club Fund Raising Bake Sale
    • Fundraising Events

To join the Public Relations Club, contact Dr. Joseph Harasta.