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.

In April 1995, ASU received its charter, and SPJ continues to grow. SPJ is a valuable experience for journalism majors because it gives journalism students the opportunity to network with professional journalists, which paves the way for internship and job opportunities.

SPJ received national recognition with its Press Package Project. The project included filling shoeboxes with supplies for journalists in war-torn countries, such as Bosnia and Haiti.

For more information, please e-mail the faculty adviser, Dr. Carolyn Edy at, or visit the SPJ website.