Clubs & Organizations

One of the most important things you can do during your time at ASU is start to develop a professional network. While it's not always just "who you know" (you do need to know something), the contacts you make now often can make the difference between a job at graduation, or living with your folks for a few more years.

A great way to network is through the student organizations in our department. Many of these clubs are student "arms" of a professional communication organization: for example, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the student club of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). As such, they help prepare you for your career by introducing you to the profession you've chosen. Other organizations, like WASU and The Appalachian, give you the opportunity to work in student media. The clubs listed on this page have much to offer: guest speakers, contacts within the field, field trips, resume assistance, internship notices, free food, and much more.

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Student Media


AppTV launched on May 26, 2015 with a full range of original programming, utilizing the production skills of Appalachian State students. 

The Appalachian

The Appalachian is Appalachian State University's student newspaper. Participation on the staff is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students.


90.5 WASU The App is dedicated to bringing the best alternative rock music to the High Country and is run by student staff members and volunteer DJs. 

Ad Club

Ad Club is the ASU chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF).


The AppCOM club is a Communication Studies Club that is open to all students. Currently, the AppCOM club practices a "Zen" hour twice a month during the regular semester.

Forensic Union & Debate Team

The Appalachian State University Forensic Union & Debate Team participates in cross-examination style debate, which is policy-centered, research-focused, and highly specialized. Competitions are held through university sponsored tournaments, where over 200 universities participate throughout an academic year.


AppSpeaks facilitates discussions about local, national, and global issues on the campus of Appalachian State University. To do this, we host discussion groups called Socrates Café, public forums, and an oratory contest. Additionally, we would like to partner with your group or department to help organize an event.

National Broadcasting Society

The National Broadcasting Society seeks to enhance the development of college and university students involved in the telecommunications, broadcasting, cable and other electronic media by 1) promoting excellence; 2) providing opportunities for leadership; 3) providing exposure to the telecommunication industries; 4) assisting career preparation; and 5) providing opportunities for the development of members through advanced media education programs at local, district, regional, and national levels.


Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We advocate for high ethical standards and diversity in the public relations field. PRSSA was built to help students enhance their education, broaden their professional network and laund their career through chapter meetings, networking events and national and regional conferences. 

Society of Professional Journalists

Society of Professional Journalists, or Sigma Delta Chi, is one of the largest professional journalism organizations in the world. Appalachian State University is proud to have its own chapter with approximately 25 active members.