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: Midwest Debate Association
Style: British 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.
Inigo Communications is Loyola and Chicago’s first and only student-run communications agency. Every aspect of the agency is run by students, from pitching new clients, signing client contracts, reaching out to press, creating communications and marketing deliverables, and addressing client needs. Students can apply to join one of four teams: account, PR/media, creative, and corporate communications. Applications open and close before class registration for the following semester. Please contact Cheryl McPhilimy or visit inigocomm.com for more information.
Kettle Camp Studios
Kettle Camp Studios is a student run production company at Loyol, that works every semester to write, produce, shoot, edit and distribute an original, narrative web-series or short film. The organization is made up of actors, film majors and non-majors alike. All experience levels, backgrounds and production interest are welcome. You can view their work here. For more information, please contact John St. Pierre or Aaron Greer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The SOC Ambassadors play an important role of the success of our school and university community. Ambassadors serve as leaders to the school and important voices for our student body.
Chicago Sound Alliance