CCI Organizations | Kent State University


The Kent Communication Society helps keep students informed about the communication field and curriculum. It provides students with a forum to develop professional relationships outside the classroom. Students have the opportunity to participate in academic, professional and scholarly activities.

Lambda Pi Eta is a national honor society affiliated with the National Communication Association. It fosters excellence in communication and encourages advanced study through opportunities for scholarship and service at the local, state and national levels. Top undergraduate students within the school are selected for membership in the Upsilon Chapter.
Contact:  Dr. Jeff Child, 

The Communication Graduate Student Association provides a scholarly, professional and social network for graduate students in the school. Graduate students are represented in university and school decision-making though the association. The CGSA provides mentoring and a forum for graduate students to pursue and discuss their special interests.
Contact:  Dr. Suzi D'Enbeau,


Glyphix is a student-run design studio with a 1250-square-foot facility holding an office conference room and a 10-workstation studio. As one of the first programs of its kind in the United States, Glyphix serves as a prototype for many student work-study design groups on other university campuses. 
Contact:  Larrie King,

American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter
The purpose of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) is to set the national agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political and cultural contexts. Founded in 1914, AIGA is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals in the discipline, practice and culture of designing.
Contact: Jillian Coorey,


Franklin Advertising is an official student chapter of the American Advertising Federation, a national organization that represents the profession of advertising. On the other side of the Ad Club is the Handsome Duckling Advertising Agency where students produce advertising campaigns for real local clients.
Contact: Wendy Wardell,

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is affiliated with PRSA professional groups in Cleveland and Akron. PRSSA connects students with working PR professionals locally and nationally. As an award-winning organization, PRSSA Kent also serves as a public relations counselor for many on-campus organizations.
Contact: Michele Ewing,

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press through support of the First Amendment that guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press.
Contact: Open

National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media.
Contact: Open

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an advocacy group for journalists of color. It promotes inclusion and diversity in the classroom and in student media.
Contact: Gene Shelton,

Kent Photographers Association brings together current photojournalism students, alumni, faculty and professionals. KPA is a forum for sharing ideas, work, opinions and information.
Contact: Open

Student Voice Team is a group that advocates for the diversity and inclusion of students and acts as ambassadors for Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 
Contact: Thor Wasbotten,


Visit our Student Media site to learn more about our student-run media organizations.
Contact: Kevin Dilley, Director of Student Media, 330-672-2586

The Daily Kent Stater is the leading source of news and information for the Kent campus. The periodical is published Monday through Friday during the regular academic year and weekly in the summer. The online edition is

The Burr is a popular general interest magazine published twice during the academic year. The staff also produces a digital edition called the CyBurr.

TV2 features live news at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. with live and taped sports, talk and variety programs on campus and community cable channels Monday through Friday during the academic year.

Black Squirrel Radio, Kent State's student-run radio station, can be heard on campus, community cable and the Internet. BSR is a multi-format station offering a mix of urban, alternative, talk and more.

Uhuru is a publication of Black United Students. Uhuru speaks directly to the 10 percent of minorities on the campus community.

Kent's literary publication, Luna Negra, is a blend of poetry, prose, photography and illustration. The magazine is produced twice a year by students in the English department.

Artemis Magazine explores women's concerns, experiences and issues in opinion, personal narrative, poetry, humor and research pieces. All are invited to contribute.

Fusion Magazine addresses sexual minority issues within the general university population. The magazine strives to unify people of different backgrounds through education and awareness.

Kent State University Independent Films is a production company and student organization that allows students with a passion for film to gain real-world experience. KSUIF works as a student-run production company, producing a wide variety of content including webseries, short films, award-winning music videos, documentaries, TV shows and feature films. KSUIF is one of three organizations in the country that allows students to create full-length feature films.

School of Information

The Information Society is targeted to help all students and the IAKM program. Members of this organization discuss information technology, learn proper study methods and socialize with their fellow students.
Contact: Janna Korzenko,

Columbus/Associated Library Science Students of Ohio (C/ALSSO) organizes a variety of activities, including programs of interest and sponsored social events throughout the year.
Contact: Miriam Matteson,

The American Library Association (Kent State) Student Chapter and the Associated Library Science Students of Ohio (ALSSO) have joined forces to plan and encourage academic, professional and social involvement for graduate students. The organizations serve as a conduit to the school for student opinions and concerns.
Contact: Open

The Special Library Association Student Group serves as a tool for students to learn more about the career options available for special librarians and as a professional interface between the library school and special librarians in the surrounding communities.
Contact: Dr. Athena Salaba,

Beta Phi Mu is the international library and information science honorary society. Master's graduates with cumulative GPAs of 3.75 or better, superior potential for leadership and who are in the top 15 percent of their graduating class, are eligible for membership.
Contact: MaryAnne Nichols,