Student Organizations

African-American Culture and Communication Association

Mission:  To enhance the capacity of undergraduate and graduate students to excel academically, professionally, and personally through a diversity of activities that provide awareness and education to Rutgers' communities and beyond, about the unique interrelationships between African-American culture, the African Diaspora, and communication.  The goal of the association is to build a group of highly diverse and energized students to create a presence on campus in support of 'multi-influenced'  African-American culture and communication. These influences come from global communities of color and through a rich cultural history in the United States. This not only includes verbal/non verbal communication of African Americans, but the influences on African-American communication across a wide range of channels/media (e.g., art, music, web-based, film, radio) and contexts (e.g. politics, health, family, education).

For more information, contact
Faculty advisor:  Jennifer Warren

Association for Women in Communications

Mission: The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.

The Rutgers University Chapter of AWC serves to connect students with women who have established careers in the fields of print and broadcast journalism, television and radio production, film, advertising, public relations and multimedia production.

These interactions prepare young professionals for the challenges and opportunities that they are likely to face upon entering the work force. The benefit of years of collective knowledge also provides students with insight on the current state, and future directions of their prospective career fields, while empowering them to become agents of change.

AWC meets every other Tuesday during the semester at 9:15 PM in the SC&I Student Lounge.

Please join our Facebook group, The Association for Women in Communications, for updates and information!

Meeting time: Bi-weekly Tuesdays 9:15 p.m. in the SC&I Student Lounge (2nd Floor)
Faculty advisor: Dr. Vikki Katz,


International Association of Business Communicators - Rutgers Student Chapter

IABC helps students connect with professional mentors in potential career areas; provides a means to involve graduate students in mentoring undergraduates; and encourages a venue to involve alumni with our current students. The group runs field trips to organizations of interest; fund-raisers; philanthropy with local nonprofits; and social and networking events.  Membership is open to all students (not just Communication majors) with interests in the topics of the association--marketing, advertising, corporate communication, public affairs, community relations, human resources, training, and government relations.

Meeting times:  Every other Wednesday at 9:00pm in the SC&I Student Lounge. 
Faculty advisor: Dr. Matthew Weber,

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta serves as a basis for academic and professional growth, in addition to recognizing student excellence within the Communication Department. Lambda Pi Eta will provide access to opportunities in which students can supplement classroom material by actively participating in events and activities.  Students are encouraged to explore and discuss areas of interests and present findings in a formal setting. Applications are accepted twice a year. Eligible candidates must be a communication major; have completed at least 60 credits; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a communication GPA of 3.25.

Faculty advisor:· Dr. Galina Bolden,


Public Relations Student Society of America

The goal of PRSSA is to give students the opportunity to enrich their skills in the field of public relations, and to give members an edge within the very competitive market. Individuals have the chance to meet prominent PR professionals, enrich their knowledge and writing skills through workshops and network with PRSSA members throughout the country.

Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 9:15 P.M. in the SC&I Student Lounge
Faculty advisor: Jack Grasso