Groups & Organizations Overview

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AD Group

Faculty advisor: Meryl Blau

  • Affiliated with the American Advertising Federation.
  • Introduces students to the world of advertising through guest speakers and field trips to advertising agencies, the media, and suppliers in South Florida.
  • Members attend various functions held by the local professional club, the Advertising Federation of Greater Miami, and can volunteer their time at the January judging of the ADDY creative awards.

Alpha Delta Sigma

Faculty advisor: Meryl Blau

  • Alpha Delta Sigma is the American Advertising Federation's national honorary society that recognizes outstanding academic achievements by college seniors majoring in advertising across the country.
  • To be nominated, a student must be a senior and a member of the UM AAF chapter and have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in all advertising studies and all other courses.

Dean’s Student Circle Peer Mentor Program
Faculty advisor: Marisely Rojas
  • The Dean's Student Circle group functions as a liaison between students and the administration regarding the dissemination of information and events and serves as Peer Mentors to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Future Black Communication Professionals

Faculty advisor: Renée Callan

  • Purpose is to bring cohesion among communication students dedicated to truth and excellence in all communication professions, as well as provide a venue for professional enrichment in future communication endeavors.

UM Debate Team

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Faculty advisor: Dave Steinberg

  • A co-curricular activity supported by the School of Communication.
  • Open to all undergraduate students.
  • Competes regionally and nationally in inter-collegiate tournaments with great success.

Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha

Faculty advisor: Dave Steinberg

  • A co-curricular activity supported by the School of Communication.
  • Open to all undergraduate students.
  • Competes regionally and nationally in inter-collegiate tournaments with great success.

Media Management Association

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Faculty advisor: Ana Francois

  • Open to all students and majors interested in Media Management careers who meet several times a semester to discuss current issues in the field of media management, network with industry professionals and learn from guest speakers with insights into the media industry.
  • Email Aislinn McManus at aislinn32mcmanus@gmail.com for more information.

NBS-AERho

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Faculty advisor: Andy Barton

  • UM chapter of the National Broadcasting Society.
  • NBS membership is open to any student at the University of Miami with an interest in broadcasting or Motion Picture.
  • Alpha Epsilon Rho is the broadcasting honor society within the National Broadcasting Society. Membership is gained by students who distinguish themselves through grade point average and extra-curricular work over several semesters of college.
  • NBS-AERho sponsors an annual awards banquet and ceremony to honor outstanding students in all aspects of broadcast activity.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Websites: UMPRSSA / Facebook / Twitter
Faculty advisor: Maria Scott

  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
  • Pre-professional organization with more than 9,600 members in 284 universities across the country.
  • Our chapter is sponsored by the Miami Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
  • Members are provided with exclusive internship and scholarship opportunities.
  • PRSSA's annual conference allows students to meet other members from around the country, attend professional development seminars and network with professionals.
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors.
  • Visit www.prssa.org or email us at umprssa@gmail.com for more information.

Society for News Design

Faculty advisor: Randy Stano

  • UM chapter of the Society for News Design.
  • The goal of the chapter is to increase interest in newspaper and magazine design on campus.
  • Photographers, artists, graphic designers, and informational graphics artists are all welcome to join.

Society of Professional Journalists

Faculty advisor: Andy Barton

  • A student-based branch of the national organization based in Indianapolis seeks to enhance the general professionalism of journalists.
  • Fosters ethical and professional conduct among student journalists on the UM campus through a program of monthly meetings, seminars, guest speakers and panels, and regular attendance at regional and national SPJ conventions for both student and working journalists.
  • Members are interested in a broadcast journalism, print journalism, or photo journalism career.

UFILM Studios

Faculty advisor: Ed Talavera

  • A student-run organization comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Communication's Motion Picture program and the University at large.
  • Primary mission is to promote film production at both at the university and area level.
  • Annually sponsors workshops, seminars, special film screenings, and a visiting filmmaker program.
  • Sponsors the 'Canes Film Festival, a bi-annual showcase of student-produced work.