Extra curricular activities are a major part of a college life and students in the Department of Communication are as active as those on any campus.
Among our disciplines, Pitt State offers students the opportunity to join several organizations with regional or national affiliation. Active students reap a number of benefits including comradery of like-minded individuals; trips to regional and national conferences or conventions, which often feature some of the nation's top professionals in the disciplines; and the opportunity to enter their work in regional and national competitions for awards or scholarships.
Alpha Psi Omega
Pittsburg State University is the Alpha Epsilon Theta Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society.
In 1921, at Fairmont State College in Fairmont, West Virginia, college theater took root. A faculty director was hired in 1923, and the Masquers were formed. The Masquers were charged with presenting a season of 4 to 5 major productions per year for students and the general public. In 1924, the Masquers began searching for a national honorary organization to join. As there was no truly national organization, Elinor B. Watson, Robert Sloan, and Fairmont faculty director Paul F. Opp researched forming such a national organization. The faculty adviser of Alpha Psi Omega is Dr. Cynthia Allan.
Lamda Pi Eta
The Nu Eta chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, is the Communication Department Honor Society.
Founded at Pittsburg State University in 2001, under the advisement of Dr. John Couper, Nu Eta continues to flourish under the advisement of Dr. Joey Pogue. The organization promotes community service, public awareness, and a sense of camaraderie among Communication Majors.
The requirements for membership in Nu Eta are as follows: Communication Major, Junior or Senior in Standing, and a 3.0 GPA. The faculty advisers of Alpha Psi Omega are Dr. Shirley Drew and Dr. Joey Pogue.
PR/Ad Club The Pittsburg State University Public Relations / Advertising Club is a student organization based out of the Communications Department. The PR/AD Club helps students enrolled in PSU receive experience in the Public Relations and Advertising field. The faculty adviser of PR/Ad is Dr. Alicia Mason.
Student Association of Photographers is an organization for students interested in photography at Pittsburg State University. Established in the Department of Communication, SAPS is intended to provide an opportunity for its members to share their work with other photographers. The faculty advisor of Student Association of Photographers is Dr. Mike Gullet.