Student Activities

The Department of Communication Arts maintains a vibrant and engaging series of programs and activities to assist in developing your professional skills while having fun.    

Film & Video Society

Film & Video Society is primarily concerned with educating members on proper, new, and informative video/filming techniques including (but not limited to) writing, shooting, framing, lighting, editing, and production and providing further help to members wanting to pursue careers in the film/video industry. Amongst other things we host an annual film festival open to all students, high school film festivals to regional schools, and film showcases at the end of every semester, as well as a number of student run competitions such as the 48 Hour Film Festival or the One Script Film Challenge.

For additional information, contact: Professor Conway at dpconway@valdosta.edu 

Lambda Pi Eta (ΛΠΗ)

Communication Honorary LogoLambda Pi Eta is the honor society for communication students recognized by the National Communication Association (NCA). The purpose of this organization is to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; stimulate interest in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; provide opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication; establish and maintain closer relationships between students and faculty to foster student scholarship; and to explore options for graduate education in communication studies.

LPH has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities. The organization was founded in 1985, became a part of NCA in 1988, and became the official honor society of NCA in July 1995.

To qualify for membership in LPH, communication majors must have completed 60 semester hours with a 3.0 GPA and a minimum of 15 hours in communication courses with a 3.3 GPA.

For additional information, contact faculty advisor Professor Black at acblack@valdosta.edu

Public Relations Student Society of America

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at VSU engages students in the public relations field outside the classroom.  You will have the opportunity to visit with public relations professionals, attend the conventions, conferences, and workshops, and participate in competitions. PRSSA will help you discover your potential as PR professionals and provide important networking options before you graduate.

The Valdosta State University chapter of PRSSA was chartered in 1981. The North Florida Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in Jacksonville sponsors this chapter.

PRSSA helps sponsor programs for PR majors to visit Public Relations firms in Atlanta, attendance at the PRSSA national conference and local PRSA chapters. The chapter also competes in national competitions. 

For additional information, please contact faculty advisor Dr. Serini at sserrini@valdosta.edu

Society for Collegiate Journalists

Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) is a National Society dedicated to building leadership skills amount student journalists. The Society offers you the opportunity to have your work judged by professionals during its annual national contest and hosts a number of local events. SCJ will help you discover your potential as a journalist and provide important networking options before you graduate.

The Mass Media program has won several SCJ awards including the McDonald Award for National Chapter of the Year.

For additional information, contact:

Professor Alicia Pryor at tapryor@valdosta.edu or Dr. Sofiya Tarasevich at starasevich@valdosta.edu

South Georgia Film Festival

The South Georgia Film Festival strives to celebrate the beauty of the region through the art and business of movies.

For additional information, contact Professor Jason Brown at jasonebrown@valdosta.edu

V-State Debate Team

Debate TeamThe Valdosta State University Debate Team competes in regional and national level competitions, offering you the opportunity to develop your debate, critical thinking, persuasion, research, and organization skills. 

The team participates in NPDA or Parliamentary Debate, in addition, the team occasionally competes in individual events including such activities as impromptu speaking, extemporaneous speaking, informative, persuasive, dramatic interpretation, dramatic duo, poetry interpretation, program oral interpretation, and others.

The team is open to all majors on campus and does not require previous experience.

For additional information, contact Dr. Michael Eaves at meaves@valdosta.edu or (229) 259-5116