College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Organizations

Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA)

Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society comprised of over 75,000 students, recognizing academic excellence and promoting scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

Membership is by invitation only by the Society’s campus chapter and it is based solely on scholarship and character. Membership is earned by excellence in academic work at the affiliated University. Selection for membership is a mark of the highest distinction and honor, as members must rank in the upper 10 percent of their journalism/mass communications classes (among other students in the same class, i.e. juniors amongst other juniors). Members must have also completed 5 semesters of an eight-semester program and must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 system) in their upper level journalism/mass communication courses (junior/senior). NC A&T is proud to be one of ninety-nine chapters on college campuses. For more information, contact Interim Department Chair Gail Wiggins at 336-334-7900 or  gwiggins@ncat.edu.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

The student-led PRSSA group meets on campus at North Carolina A&T State University and hosts public relations and communications professionals in the local area, particularly graduates from the Journalism and Mass Communication Department. The organization helps students gain the experiences and practical knowledge employers are seeking in candidates.

The organization offers internship listings, competitions, scholarships, awards and leadership opportunities. In addition, PRSSA provides publications, news and social media to keep students updated on the latest industry trends to make them one of the most-highly rated candidates among graduates. Students add to their tool box by participating in mock interview sessions, competing in case competitions, resume review and attending the annual national convention. The national organization was founded in 1967. Today PRSSA is made up of nearly 7,000 students and advisers in 300 plus chapters in the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. The organization has a rich history of support from the parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). To read more information about the national organization, visit www.prssa.org. For information about NC A&T’s PRSSA chapter, contact student president Kaylah Kelty at klkelty@aggies.ncat.edu or faculty advisers Dr. Maria Zhang at xyzhang2@ncat.edu and Tira Murray at tjmurray1@ncat.edu 336-334-7900.

The National Association of Black Journalists at North Carolina A&T State University (NABJ at NC A&T SU)

NABJ at NC A&T State University is a student affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The organization is comprised of journalism and mass communication students at North Carolina A&T who share a common goal. The organization’s mission is to foster a worldwide community of Black journalists and media professionals. The student chapter provides networking, mentoring, training, scholarships, and internship opportunities for its members.

For info on scholarships, careers, internships, subscriptions, and more, go to the National Association of Black Journalists website at http://www.nabj.org. For information about the NABJ at NC A&T, contact student president East Dockery at eldockery@aggies.ncat.edu or the faculty adviser Gail Wiggins at 336-334-7900 or gwiggins@ncat.edu.

JOMC Alumni Council

The JOMC Alumni Council is an organization comprised of journalism and mass communication alumni who serve to advance the goals of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The primary goals of the council are to maintain relationships with JOMC Alumni and provide opportunities for alumni to connect, engage and collaborate with faculty, staff and students in the department. Thirteen members encompass the council’s executive board (E-board) and provides leadership to the council. The JOMC Alumni Council was established in 2011, with meetings held every year during the weeks of Homecoming and commencement. 

For information about how you can serve on the JOMC Alumni Council, contact:

Kelsey Anne-Gabrielle Merritt, M.S., at kelsey.anne.m104@gmail.com