Loyola University Maryland

Department of Communication


Being part of a club on campus is a great way to meet people with similar interests. You can take advantage of additional support from Loyola. Faculty and staff are also able to sponsor clubs for students and help organize events and programs.

The Public Relations Student Society of America


The Public Relations Student Society of America is an affiliate of the Public Relations Society of America PRSSA cultivates a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners.


The student society aims to foster the following:


  • Understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession;
  • Appreciation of the highest ethical ideals and principles;
  • Awareness of an appropriate professional attitude; and
  • Appreciation of associate membership in PRSA and eventually accredited membership.

Members of the Loyola chapter benefit from meeting area professionals and organizing a wide range of events activities related to the professional practice of public relations.

The Advertising Club

The Loyola Maryland Advertising Club is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation (AAF). There are 210 affiliated chapters throughout the United States and abroad.

AAF provides numerous programs to guide its college students through advertising curriculum and job placement. AAF's programs include the following:

  • More than 1,000 internship opportunities;
  • Scholarships;
  • Career guides;
  • Industry mentors; and
  • Networking with top agency and corporate recruiters.

Members of the Advertising Club are eligible to join Loyola University Maryland’s chapter of Alpha Delta Sigma (ADS), a national honorary society sponsored by AAF, recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement in advertising studies.  Membership qualifications include having achieved senior status on or before the nomination due date and have completed at least two senior- or junior-level advertising courses, and have a minimum GPA of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) in all advertising studies and all other courses.

Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to:

  1. Recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies.
  2. Stimulate interest in the field of communication. 
  3. Promote and encourage professional development among communication majors.
  4. Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.
  5. Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students.
  6. Explore options for graduate education in communication studies

Loyola's Mu Kappa chapter has set its standards higher than the national requirement. Eligible students must have completed a minimum of twelve credits in communication courses; achieve a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.30; and a minimum GPA of 3.50 in communication courses.

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