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Student Organizations

Kent Communication Society

The Kent Communication Society (KCS) is an academic and social student-run undergraduate organization open to all students. As a university-sanctioned organization, its main goal is to inform students about the field and curriculum of communication studies. KCS holds social, academic and career-related events that focus on communication activities and provides information about the university, graduation requirements and post-graduation options. Joining KCS helps build your resume, meet fellow communication majors and develop tools for finding internships and possible careers.

Students can become officers in the organization by meeting the university requirements of having a 2.25 GPA, enrollment in at least 3 credit hours; and the KCS requirement of one year remaining as a communication studies major. Contact a current officer for more information.

KCS meets every Wednesday from 5:00-5:30 - the location will be shared by the advisor. KCS is advised by Dr. Dave Trebing. Interested students can pay five dollars ($5) per semester or an annual fee of ten dollars ($10) that will help defray the cost of food and the social activities we coordinate.

Connect with KCS by liking them on Facebook.

Lambda Pi Eta

The Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). Named for the classical Greek concepts of logos, pathos and ethos, the honor society recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline. More than 100 members have been inducted to date into the Kent Chapter. Our officers and our advisor have been active participants in each National Meeting of LPH at the NCA conference.

To be eligible for admission, undergraduates must be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by Kent State's policies, and meet the following criteria:

  •     Complete at least 60 semester credit-hours
  •     Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all courses taken
  •     Complete 12 semester credit-hours in communication studies
  •     Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all communication studies courses

Learn more about The Kent State Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta by liking them on Facebook.

Communication Graduate Student Association

The Communication Graduate Student Association provides a professional and social network for graduate students in communication studies. Through this organization, graduate students are represented in university and school decision-making. CGSA also provides a forum for graduate students to discuss concerns and special interests. Graduate students meet during orientation week in the fall semester and elect representatives.

Intercultural Communication Society

The Intercultural Communication Society is available for any undergraduate or graduate student to join. ICS strives to reduce culture stereotypes and provide education about different cultures - all to help Kent State students learn how to best communicate with each other. Learn more about ICS by liking them on Facebook.