Clubs and organizations
Get involved with the School of Communication
Have fun and get a glimpse into how your interest or passion could be part of your professional future.
AIGA—American Institute of Graphic Arts Accordion Closed
Faculty Advisor: Danielle O’Connor
The AIGA Student group is NAU’s Graphic Design Club affiliated with the American Institute of Graphic Arts. AIGA is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of design. We’ll help you understand the design field and prepare you for a successful start into your career.
Events we organize include craft nights (e.g. button and sticker making), critique nights, movie nights, game nights (e.g. Typefight), creative mixers with local design professionals, design talks, design conferences, workshops, studio tours, design challenges/competitions.
Meetings are held Thursdays from 5:30–6:30pm, in room 238 in the Communications building.
This is a free club and does not require a membership fee.
Lambda Pi Eta Accordion Closed
Faculty Advisor: Paulina Swiatkowski
NAU Forensics—Speech and Debate Team Accordion Closed
Director: Sarah Walker
NAU Forensics is a competitive student team that practices and competes at local, regional, and national speech and debate tournaments each year. Our goal is to improve students’ skills in speaking, listening, research and writing, and reasoning through hands-on practice and competition. Our students compete in British Parliamentary, Parliamentary, and Lincoln-Douglas debate, along with individual speech events included in the American Forensics Association. NAU’s team prides itself on being a nationally competitive and recognized team.
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, NAU Pre-Law Chapter Accordion Closed
Faculty Advisor: Martin Sommerness
An organization of men and women interested in pursuing a career in law. Guest Speakers, LSAT Prep sessions, law fair attendance, etc. Meetings are usually held at 7pm every other Tuesday in the School of Communication starting in September. $125 initiation fee for pre-law students.
Photography Club Accordion Closed
Faculty Advisor: Amy Horn
The NAU Photo Club mentors students in photography. Whether at the beginner or advanced levels, we bring in speakers, attend field trips and create a community around photography. Join us for projects, field trips, and other activities.
Bi-monthly meetings held on Thursdays at 7pm.
PRSSA—Public Relations Student Society of America Accordion Closed
Faculty Advisor: Janice Sweeter
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA can help you gain the experience and practical knowledge employers are seeking. We offer internship listings, competitions, scholarships, awards and leadership opportunities. PRSSA can connect you to a network of peers and professionals who will become lifelong friends and mentors.
Enjoy guest speakers with expertise in a variety of industries and sectors, professional development tools, access to national conference information, annual Shadow Day visits with agencies in Phoenix, and more. Meetings are held every other Tuesday during fall and spring semester at 6pm via Zoom.
Cost for dues is $65.
Society of Professional Journalists Accordion Closed
Faculty Advisor: Mary Tolan
SPJ members network with journalists across the country; maintain career connections; have access to a database of breaking industry news; are eligible for scholarships, fellowships and internships; have special benefits such as insurance, health plans, discounted travel and career clothes. Students become well-versed in First Amendment rights, in the ethics that govern the profession and in the relationship that exists among the public, government and the press.