As Loyola strives for excellence, the School of Communication offers various opportunities for students to express their skills, opinions and ideas. Organizations include honors societies and professional organizations, as well as student-produced programming and publications. Each presents real life experience for students striving to achieve excellence in various fields of communication.
Ad Club is a professional club focusing on networking and immersing ourselves into the advertising industry. Activities include agency visits, guest speakers from various Chicago ad agencies and presentations by award-winning creative teams. The organization will help build your resume, as well as your network.
Beta Rho Honors Society
Beta Rho is a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association Undergraduate Honors Society. As the only active organization at Loyola University Chicago geared towards academically advanced communication majors, it stands as Beta Rho’s number one priority to recognize, foster and award those students who have pushed their talents and ability farther than that which is required from them.
Loyola University Debate Team
Memberships: NPDA Style: NTD/CEDA and Parliamentary
Founded in 1875, the debate team is the oldest student organization on campus. The team is open to all undergraduates. Although we are a parliamentary team we invite students with no experience or experience in other styles of debate to join us. Students from a variety of styles have been successful in our program.
Loyola MOSAIC Magazine
Loyola's School of Communication encourages students to be involved with their surrounding community and issues concerning social justice. John Slania's Advanced Reporting class evokes student-produced online magazines that strive to promote issues of social justice in Chicago. The class offers practical training for students interested in reporting for newspapers, TV and radio. Students research and develop story ideas, conduct interviews, take photos and design the website.
Current Issue Focus: The Mosaic 2016 issue focuses on race.
Mosaic 2015—Focus: The Education Issue
Mosaic 2014—Focus: Gun Violence
Mosaic 2013—Focus: Health
Mosaic 2012—Focus: The Economy
Mosaic 2011—Focus: Immigration
Mosaic 2010—Focus: War and Peace
Mosaic 2009—Focus: Homelessness
Mosaic 2008—Focus: Chicago's Green Evolution Revealed
Mosaic 2007—Focus: Immigration
Mosaic 2006—Focus: Tolerance
Mosaic 2005—Focus: Voices of the Collective Community
Mosaic 2004—Focus: The Cultural and Ethnic Life of Chicago
The Loyola Phoenix
The Loyola Phoenix is the official student newspaper of Loyola University Chicago. The Phoenix is published on Wednesdays during the school year and is distributed on the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses and is available online. In 2015, the Phoenix was named the nation’s best college weekly newspaper by the Society of Professional Journalists. The Phoenix is continually seeking students who want to become involved in producing the paper. All majors are welcome.
Public Relations Student Society of America
In 1968, 20 years after its own establishment, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) founded the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The declared purpose of PRSSA is to cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners.
Loyola Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
Embedded in the history of Journalism is the Society of Professional Journalists. It is the nation's largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of print and electronic journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. The SPJ code of ethics is still the gold-standard by which industry professionals abide today. The Loyola chapter has won the Best Chapter award in the region for three years.
Rambler Sports Locker
The Rambler Sports Locker is Loyola's first and only student-run weekly television production. The group meets every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the SOC Convergence Studio (SOC 100). All majors and backgrounds are welcome! Students have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of everything that goes in to producing a TV show.
Trisha McCauley: Co-Producer
Blake Keller: Co-Producer
Madeline Kenney: Assistant Producer
Chicago Sound Alliance