In the Department of Communication Studies, all students have the opportunity to participate in vibrant student outreach activities to enhance their experience in the program. The following opportunities are available:
- Lambda Pi Eta
- Lion’s TV
- Public Health Communication Club
- Student Conference Presentations
- Student Film Union
- TCNJ Society for Parliamentary Debate
- WTSR 91.3
Outreach and National Recognition
Community outreach both inside TCNJ and outside, to the broader community, through Lambda Pi Eta Nation Honor Society, radio station WTSR, Public Health Communication Club, Lions’ TV, Student Film Union, TCNJ Society for Parliamentary Debate and through class projects that support environmental efforts, underprivileged young mothers, and third world entrepreneurs.
- National records from National Communication Association for annual best student paper in the nation (5); elected national president (9) and vice president (6) of student national honor society, Lambda Pi Eta.
- National Honor Society “Chapter of the Year”
- Student films engaging public issues presented at Rehoboth, Newburyport, and Princeton Environmental film festivals.
Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society of The National Communication Association. The TCNJ Alpha Xi chapter was established in 1993. Members are currently organizing a Career Panel, Alumni Social, and community servie activities for the upcoming year.
- TCNJ holds national record for number of students elected “national president” of Lambda Pi Eta (nine since 1996), as well as for national “vice president” (six since 1996).
- TCNJ holds national record for number of annual awards for “best co-authored student paper in the nation”, the Stephen A. Smith awards from the National Communication Association (five since 2000).
- TCNJ selected as national “chapter of the year” for Lambda Pi Eta
LTV is TCNJ’s student run television station bringing a wide variety of student produced shows to Campus Channel 17 and www.youtube.com/LTVatTCNJ
Public Health Communication Club is primarily academic and service oriented. Students will have the chance to network with those who share their interests while collaborating on new areas of study, gathering information, and implementing their work around campus. The primary focus of the club will be a Speaker’s Series to draw attention to the numerous benefits of the health communication field. Lastly, the club will look at current event issues in public health as well as discuss opportunities available in the field and in continuing education. This includes working with related organizations to enhance the club’s efforts.
Students have presented refereed papers at state, regional, national, and international levels, specifically: New Jersey Communication Association (NJCA), Eastern Communication Association (ECA), National Communication Association (NCA), and International Communication Association (ICA).
SFU is an inventive experience where students create original short films and screen them at various film festivals on-campus and around the nation.
Established during the 2007-2008 academic year, The College of New Jersey Society for Parliamentary Debate is affiliated with the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA). The league is primarily based in the Northeast and its membership consists of some of the country’s most competitive debate teams. The Society is SAF funded and has received a generous grant from the School of Culture and Society.
WTSR-FM is a trend setting 1500-watt non-commercial radio station serving Mercer and Bucks County. Broadcasting the best in new music from independent and local artists, over 20 genres of specialty music, hourly local news, and college sports from the studios in Kendall Hall.