Student Organizations

Student organizations expand students’ horizons and connect them to the professional worlds. Our students are members of several organizations.


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The Business Journalism Club
This newly created club – aka “The Biz Journey” – This club exists to expand the reach of the JAC 451 Business Journalism course, introduce students to professional business journalists, and provide opportunities for students to publish and record business journalism stories online, in print, on television and on radio.

JAC Magazine
This publication was created to bring attention to the school. Written and photographed by alumni and current students, its stories and articles highlight the events, accomplishments and experiences of students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The Hampton Script
The university’s student-run newspaper is published every two weeks during each semester. It provides opportunities for students to practice professional journalism – in print and online – by working as reporters, editors and photographer. The newspaper is distributed on campus.

National Association of Black Journalists

Kappa Tau Alpha:
Founded in 1910 at the University of Missouri, this is the national honor society in journalism and mass communication. The Hampton University Chapter was chartered in 1981. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship and good character among students. Membership is restricted to junior and seniors who rank in the upper 10 percent of their class.

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Black Journalists:
This is the leading organization of African-American journalists and communications professionals. Our students participate in special NABJ programs through a partnership funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation.


Public Relations Society of America:
In 2001, a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America was approved by the national organization of public relations professionals. It was the culmination of two years work by a team of public relations students and their professor, Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck. The PRSSA charter chapter provides our public relations students with exciting opportunities for internships, conferences, competitions and networking.

The non-commercial, educational station is owned and operated by Hampton University. It serves as a practicum for students who participate in radio broadcasting. Of equal importance is its mission to promote the total educational program of the university. Beyond the confines of the college, the station must fulfill its obligation to “operate in the public interest, convenience and/or necessity” as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission.

This television station of student-run programming for the campus provides a forum for students to experience the requirements of producing a newscast – on air and behind the scenes – for class credit.

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