Connect with like-minded students and pursue key professional development opportunities by joining one of our student organizations. You’re sure to make key connections and friends—and you may even place in a regional or national competition.

American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) student chapter is the great way to explore a potential career in advertising while developing your interests and skill sets. 

Journalism Education Association

The first student chapter of the Journalism Education Association was founded at Ball State. Join it to help promote professionalism and excellence in the field of journalism education.

Kappa Tau Alpha

Kappa Tau Alpha is an honor society that  recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communications. Only students in the top 10 percent of their class are invited for membership. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

National Association of Black Journalists

Our chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists provides support and networking opportunities for African-American journalism professionals and students. Members must have a major or minor in the journalism or telecommunications department.

National Press Photographers Association

The Ball State chapter of the National Press Photographers Association honors contributors to the photojournalism at the university and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas prompted by guest speakers, field trips, conferences, and more.

Public Relations Student Society of America

As a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, you can develop relationships with PR professionals and other students who are interested in the field. It’s a great way to learn through internships, jobs, scholarships, competitions, networking, and events. 

Society for News Design

The Society for News Design provides you with experiences and resources that will help you succeed in the professional and educational worlds of publication design and journalism graphics.