Organizations

Six UK students are on a research trip in Beirut, Lebanon. From left: Kelsey Thomas, Katie Perkowski, Ralph Schoellhammer, Ashley Westerman, Christopher Robbins and Noha El Maraghi.The College of Communication and Information strongly encourages all students to get involved with student organizations on campus. We believe that learning extends beyond the classroom. The ability to engage in experiential learning through a variety of student organizations provides students with lifelong skills that will serve them well past graduation.

American Advising Federation (AAF)
Ad Club, UK's American Advertising Federation College Chapter, serves to provide opportunities for professional development to students pursuing a career in Integrated Strategic Communication.
Contact: Adriane Grumbein

CI Student Ambassador Program
Students in the CI Ambassador Program help promote pride in and understanding of the College of Communication and Information.
Contact: Schyler Simpson

Communication Student Association (CSA)
The Communication Student Association (CSA) is an organization designed to help students network with like-minded students. It is open to all majors, but focuses on the Communication major and minor. CSA provides students with many learning resources as well as service and leadership opportunities.
Contact: Don Lowe

Forensics
Forensics is the competitive public speaking team at the University of Kentucky. The team regularly travels to tournaments across the southeast region of the country and competes in twelve public speaking events and three forms of debate. The team has placed in the top ten at the Pi Kappa Delta national tournament for the past three years. 
Contact: Timothy Bill

Grehan Associates
Grehan Associates is a full-service student-run communications firm for students at the University of Kentucky studying related majors. The purpose of Grehan Associates is to provide clients with exceptional strategic communications services including, but not limited to, public relations, marketing, and design.
Contact: Catherine Hayden

Information Communication Technology Association (ICTSA)
Majors and non-majors interested in ICT can join the ICT Student Association. The group's primary purposes are to facilitate communication between students and faculty in the ICT program and coordinate opportunities for student participation in ICT-related programs and activities.
Contact: Renee Kaufmann

Intercollegiate Debate
The Debate Team focuses on working with students committed to excellence in college debate, helping them hone their argumentation, critical thinking, and public speaking skills. The Debate Team has been active on the UK campus for over 100 years, and has been a nationally competitive program since the 1950s. UK's Debate Team has the second highest number of Top Speaker individual awards at the National Debate Tournament.
Contact: Dave Arnett

Kentucky Kernel and Kentuckian
Founded in 1908 and independent since 1972, the Kentucky Kernel is the non-profit, student-run newspaper for the University of Kentucky. The Kernel offers the most extensive news coverage of the UK campus and surrounding metropolitan area. The Kentuckian is UK's student yearbook.
Contact: Chris Poore

Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society
The goals of Communication Honor Society are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in Communication Studies, stimulate interest in the field of Communication, provide and encourage professional development among Communication majors, provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of Communication, establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students, and explore options for graduate education in Communication Studies.
Contact: Anthony Limperos

Media Arts and Studies Society (MASS)
The Media Arts and Studies Society is an organization which works to provide a central meeting place, serve as a liaison between students, faculty and administration, and enhance the education experiences and professional preparation of students.
Contact: Jim Hertog

Public Relations Student Society of American (PRSSA)
Public Relations Student Society of America's core purpose is to connect students to their future as PR professionals. Our members explore the multifaceted PR world through sessions with guest PR speakers, tours, and community projects. As the student wing of PRSA (Public Relations Society of America), we stress the need to stay abreast of changes impacting PR, while holding true to time-honored practices and ethical standards.
Contact: Scott Whitlow

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
The UK student chapter of SPJ works to promote high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and fosters excellence among journalists. Members will have a chance to work with the professional journalists in the Bluegrass Chapter of SPJ.
Contact: Al Cross or Mike Farrell

University of Kentucky Association of Black Journalists (UKABJ)
The University of Kentucky Association of Black Journalists is a nationally recognized student affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. The UKABJ is committed to providing quality programming centering on diversity in the newsroom, career development, and community engagement. Membership is open to all races, ethnicities, and majors within CI.

WRFL 88.1
Since 1988, Radio Free Lexington has been a commercial-free radio station on the University of Kentucky campus. The station has been run continuously by students and other volunteers without automation for over 25 years and broadcasts live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Contact: Ben Allen