A-to-Z Index

Student Organizations


  • Institute for Conflict Analysis and Interventions: Activities concern the use of methods of alternative dispute resolution for resolving conflicts.
  • Annual Communication Studies Conference: Annual program highlighting undergraduate scholarship in which students deliver professional presentations to the JMU community on a variety of topics that reflect the diverse research methodologies and areas of study in the School of Communication Studies.
  • Debate Team: Affords students interested in debating intercollegiate tournament competition and local audience experiences.
  • Individual Events Team: Intercollegiate tournament competition and local audience experiences for students interested in public speaking and the oral interpretation of literature can be acquired through individual events team participation.
  • Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha: A chapter of a national honorary organization for students competing in intercollegiate debate and individual events.
  • International Association of Business Communicators: A chapter of a national organization for students and professionals interested in business communication and public relations.
  • Lambda Pi Eta: A chapter of a national honorary organization for students interested in communication.
  • Destination Imagination: Students interested in effective conflict resolution and mediation skills can participate in the activities.
  • Public Relations Student Society Association: An award-winning student organization for students pursuing careers in public relations.
  • Health Communication Institute: Students interested in effective communication with health communication professionals can work with the institute in a practicum or directed project.
  • Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue: An cross disciplinary organization whose goal is to bridge the gap between the university and the broader community through outreach, community service, research and scholarship centered on productive communication processes and efforts.  Students can work as trained dialogue facilitators.