Student organizations expand students' horizons and connect them to the professional worlds. Our students are members of several organizations, including:
Center for Broadcast Excellence (CBE)
CBE offers all majors’ new media integrated projects that can develop advanced professional skills in studio and field production, and editing. The Center has been developed to introduce all majors to the key concepts in new media (interactive media). This includes, but is not limited to convergence, interactivity, video streaming and various connectivity distribution platforms. A core group of broadcast journalism majors are required to complete certification in Final-Cut Pro editing application.
Kappa Tau Alpha:
Founded in 1910 at the University of Missouri, this is the national honor society in journalism and mass communication. The Hampton University Chapter was chartered in 1981. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship and good character among students. Membership is restricted to junior and seniors who rank in the upper 10 percent of their class.
National Association of Black Journalists:
This is the leading organization of African-American journalists and communications professionals. Our students participate in special NABJ programs through a partnership funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation.
Public Relations Society of America:
In 2001, a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America was approved by the national organization of public relations professionals. It was the culmination of two years work by a team of public relations students and their professor, Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck. The PRSSA charter chapter provides our public relations students with exciting opportunities for internships, conferences, competitions and networking.