Involvement in student organizations is a great way to make friends, explore career options, develop networking skills, and make an impact on the college, the campus and the community. Following are links to the currently active communication student organizations at UT. Information on other UT student organizations is available through the Office of the Dean of Students.
COMMUNICATION STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Communication Council - Communication Council represents the Moody College of Communication in the Senate of College Councils at The University of Texas at Austin. Comm Council is a diverse group of student leaders that represents all six majors within the college and ranges in classification from first-semester freshmen to graduating seniors.
Advertising Graduate Council (AGC) - The AGC is the Advertising Graduate Council at The University of Texas at Austin. We are an organization of master’s and doctoral students with a diverse set of experiences, interests, and talents. Members include future specialists in account management, planning, media, copywriting and art direction.
Minutemen Creatives (MMC) - MinuteMen Creatives (MMC) is a student-run advertising agency at the University of Texas at Austin. MMC partners with student organizations and local businesses to ideate advertising, promotions and marketing campaigns. Members gain first-hand experience in all elements of creative and account management so they can gain the tools they need in the present to build a better future.
Texas Advertising Group (TAG) - (TAG) is a student organization at The University of Texas for students interested in careers in the advertising industry. TAG serves as the official collegiate chapter of the American Advertising Federation and has a strong affiliation with the Austin Advertising Federation.
COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP
Communication and Leadership Club - The CLD Club is a student organization that focuses on empowering UT students to be ethical and effective communicators and leaders in their communities. It has a culture of service and transformational leadership through practical application of leadership skills. Its mission is executed through four teams: Service, Social, Leadership, and Mentorship.
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS
National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) - NSSLHA is a pre-professional UT student organization designed to help Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) majors specializing in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Deaf Education.
UT Speech Team (Forensics) - The Individual Events Team is the official competitive speech organization for UT.
Society of Professional Journalists, Austin Chapter
The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation's largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry, works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists, and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.
Joining the SPJ Austin Student Chapter gives students opportunities to deepen their journalistic knowledge outside of the classroom, connect with professionals in the industry, and attend various events. The SPJ Austin Student Chapter is a Registered Student Organization at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information about the national organization, visit www.spj.org.
Connect with the Austin Student Chapter:
Advisor: Robert Jensen, Professor, BMC 3.304, 512-471-1990.
MAG | The Magazine Club - The MAG Club at UT is designed for students with a passion for anything and everything magazine related.
National Association of Black Journalists –UT Student Chapter (Contact) – NABJ organizes and unites journalism and other communication majors.
National Press Photographer's Association – UT Student Chapter - The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism, its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution, in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service.
University of Texas Hispanic Journalists (UTHJ) - UTHJ aims to organize and provide mutual support for Hispanic student journalists and those interested in Hispanic issues in English, Spanish and bilingual media; to encourage the study and practice of journalism and mass communication by Hispanics; to further employment and career opportunities for Hispanic student journalists; to be the voice of the Hispanic community on campus; to encourage students to participate in the different media outlets at UT.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) - UT PRSSA is one of the largest Chapters in the nation with over 150 members. The focus of our Chapter is to provide an out-of-the-classroom experience that gives students, regardless of their major, an enhanced knowledge of the public relations field.
Texas Tower PR - Texas Tower Public Relations is The University of Texas at Austin’s PRSSA nationally affiliated student-run public relations firm. The goal of Texas Tower Public Relations is to provide students with hands-on experience in the field of public relations and Austin-area nonprofits with quality public relations assistance.
CAGE – Student Production Resource Center - The Cage works as a producing hub, helping students with the areas of pre and post production that get overlooked. CAGE hopes to help students get connected with each other and other filmmakers in the city and work as an intermediary to the film community.
DKA Professional Cinema Society - Established in 1936, Delta Kappa Alpha is a National, professional, cinematic arts fraternity dedicated to developing cinematic artists of character. As of 2017, the Lambda Chapter is a professional cinematic society. DKA is open to all students, all majors, all genders–all artists.
University Filmmakers Alliance - UFA was founded in 1997 when several Radio/Television/Film students felt they were not given enough experience by the department. Over the years, many students aspiring in film have met and created movies together, received internships or jobs, and have become acquainted with industry professionals.
Women in Cinema - Women in Cinema provides a university support system for filmmakers, especially but not exclusively women, of all levels of experience in the film industries.
TEXAS STUDENT MEDIA
Cactus Yearbook - The Cactus is the only pictorial record of the year at The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1894, the Cactus has been known for excellence and consistently wins honors in state, regional and national contests.
KVRX Student Radio – KVRX is a student-run radio station on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.
Texas Student Television - Texas Student Television is the only student-run, student-produced, FCC-licensed, digitally broadcasting college television station in the country. Students can learn camerawork, directing, producing, writing, and much more. Working with a broadcast advisor, the student staff makes all decisions about programming, use of equipment, marketing, outside production projects and the direction of the station.
Texas Travesty - The Official Humor Publication of The University of Texas at Austin.
The Daily Texan - The Daily Texan is the student newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin. It is entirely student-run and independent from The University. It is one of the largest college newspapers in the United States, with a daily circulation of roughly 30,000 during the fall and spring semesters, and bills itself as the oldest student newspaper in the South.
Association of Women in Communication- The Association for Women in Communication at The University of Texas provides a venue for women interested in pursuing a career in any communications field to meet, network and learn from successful businesswomen and members of AWC's professional Austin chapter.
Texas Belles Event Planning Organization - Texas Belles members host social and professional events throughout the fall and spring semesters at the university. Their social events are created by members for members (and their guests). The professional events that they host are organized and executed by members but also include the presence of hospitality industry professionals. Both types of events give Texas Belles members the opportunity to plan an event from start to finish.
TX Votes - TX Votes is a student organization that organizes voter registration and voter education activities to increase campus civic engagement and electoral awareness.