Schieffer College offers an array of student organizations that continue experiential learning outside the classroom and help foster professional development.

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Ad Association

Ad Association is an organization looking to be a resource to all students in the fields of advertising, public relations, marketing and many more. The Ad Association seeks to help students prepare for graduation by enhancing their resumes and interview skills, introducing them to professionals, giving students the ability to network, and teaching them about the jobs available in the trade.

Faculty sponsor: Dr. Penny Kwon

KTCU radio

KTCU is the student-led radio station of Texas Christian University that has been on the air since Oct. 6, 1964. Students who work at the station learn the operations of a real broadcast facility and serve in a variety of positions including disc jockeys, sports reporters, writers, traffic reporters, social media managers, production and programming managers.

Station managers: Geoff Craig, co-manager and sports director, and Janice McCall, co-manager and music director

Public Relations Student Society of America

The declared purpose of Public Relations Student Society of America is to cultivate favorable and mutually advantageous relationships between students and professional practitioners. TCU’s PRSSA chapter was named for Professor Emerita Dr. Douglas Newsom, an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and a member of the PRSA College of Fellows

Chapter sponsor: Dr. Amiso George.


Roxo is a student-run advertising and public relations agency. With guidance from TCU faculty, students provide a full menu of strategic communication services to businesses and nonprofits in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Roxo empowers students to act as agency professionals who engineer fresh, strategic solutions for clients. Students interested in Roxo must be at least a junior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed two upper-level classes before the semester begins. STCO majors who join Roxo get three hours of upper-level major credit; non-majors get three hours of elective credit.

Faculty adviser: Russell Mack

Student Filmmakers Association

Student Filmmakers Association’s mission is to promote knowledge and excellence in the fields of film, television and digital media while better preparing its members to enter careers in these fields. Each semester, SFA produces three short films that are written, directed and edited by students. Members also produce their own skits, micro movies and more. The ultimate goal of the Student Filmmakers Association is to put creativity in the hands of artists. Interested students can follow @TCU_SFA on Instagram for weekly meeting times and locations or email All Horned Frogs are welcome, no matter their major.

Student Media

TCU Student Media gives students an opportunity to explore leadership and storytelling through the framework of journalism. Student Media is responsible for and the weekly newspaper, The Skiff. Students in skills classes — such as Reporting, Multimedia and Newscast — contribute content, but students from any major are invited to join. Students are encouraged to explore various media platforms and digital tools while gaining experience that will help them at TCU and in professional media. Students also create and sell advertising.

Director of Student Media: Jean Marie Brown

TCU Speech & Debate

TCU Speech & Debate is the competitive speech and debate team representing Texas Christian University.  As a comprehensive and academic program, we believe in the educational value of public oration and debate.  Team members compete in public address, oral interpretation, limited preparation speaking, parliamentary debate, and public debate.
Facebook: TCU Speech & Debate
Twitter: @TCUSpeechDebate
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Amorette Hinderaker

Honor Societies

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society for Communication Studies. It is a prestigious organization which recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in Communication Studies. High achieving students are invited to apply for membership each semester. Qualifying students are inducted into Lambda Pi Eta in the fall and spring semesters in an elegant ceremony.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Paul King

Kappa Tau Alpha

Kappa Tau Alpha is a national society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of scholarship in the field of journalism and mass communication. In 2010, KTA celebrated its 100th anniversary. Learn more about KTA on the national website.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Daxton “Chip” Stewart