Clubs & Organizations

Communication, Journalism and Media

Get involved in a variety of clubs and organizations that relate to the personal and professional interests of Edinboro University's Communication, Journalism and Media students.

Student Honor Societies

The Communication, Journalism and Media Department is honored to host a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association, the largest professional organization for communication scholars and educators.

If you are a junior or senior who demonstrates academic excellence, you may be invited to join. Lambda Pi Eta meets regularly to plan academic and social events for the department, including movie nights and presentations on careers in the communication field. As a Lambda Pi Eta member, you will be inducted in a formal ceremony and may wear honor cords at your commencement.

Student Clubs

The Campus Media Center, located on the first floor of Compton Hall, houses the University’s three media outlets: the ETV television station, WFSE-FM radio and our campus newspaper, The Spectator. All three campus media organizations push content to the web portal EdinboroNow.com. Learn more about Campus Media.

All majors can join the Applied Communicators of Edinboro (ACE) student club affiliated through the Communication, Journalism and Media Department and the National Communication Association. The mission of ACE is to explore applications of communication, including organizational communication, intercultural communication and public communication, among other areas of the field. ACE has co-sponsored academic events including alumni presentations. In addition, ACE has participated in community events with local nonprofits, as well as fundraising events for the regional Make-A-Wish chapter.

In addition, department faculty and students are involved in coordinating the annual Edinboro Highland Games and Scottish Festival. Held each year in September, the event draws thousands of visitors to experience the rich traditions of Scotland, including world-class musicians, fine gift vendors, fiddle and harp competitions, highland dance and athletic competitions, pipe band and solo competitions, clan gatherings, kids’ crafts and games, and traditional Scottish food. The first Edinboro Highland Games and Scottish Festival was held in April 1993, after eight months of planning in Dr. Tim Thompson’s communication classes. Dr. Thompson continues this tradition with the help of students and other volunteers.

Professional Societies

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Contact Us

Communication, Journalism and Media


208 Compton Hall
210 East Normal Street
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2444

Tim Thompson, PhD
Department Chair
208 Compton Hall
Email: tthompson@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-2162