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Lambda Pi Eta logo    Lambda Pi Eta      

Lambda Pi Eta is the honorary for top students in the Department of Communication Studies. The EIU chapter of LPE is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 overall and 3.25 within the major.

The honorary sponsors a number of activities during the year including speakers, programs, service projects, end-of-term stress busters and panel discussions on communication-related issues.

For more information about Lambda Pi Eta, contact Melanie Mills, Ph.D., at mbmills@eiu.edu.




Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is for students interested in the study of public relations. EIU maintains a chapter committed to cultivating a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between college students and professional public relations practitioners. The goals are:

  1. Foster student understanding of current theories and procedures.
  2. Encourage student adherence to the highest ideals and principles of the practice of public relations.
  3. Instill a professional attitude in the student.
  4. Make evident and desirable associate membership and eventually full and accredited membership in the Public Relations Society of America.

The benefits of membership include:

  • Establishing internship leads.
  • Attending national conventions.
  • Making career contacts with PR professionals.
  • Hearing current information from PR professionals.
  • Working with instructors who have career insights.
  • Gaining practical PR experience by designing newsletters, contacting guest speakers and organizing events and activities.

For more information, contact Brian Sowa, Ph.D., at bcsowa@eiu.edu.

Alt TV LogoAlternative TV Club

Alternative television club serves as an intramural for media study students, but all majors are welcome to join. Alt TV is a way for students who are interested in any aspect of production to get involved and create something they are passionate about. This RSO allows you to collaborate with other students, as opposed to having to do everything on your own. The club prides itself on creating unique media that is different than what is seen on TV. The club meets on the first Wednesday of every month, and there is a screening mid-month.

For more information you can contact the faculty advisor Scott Walus at smwalus@eiu.edu.