Department of Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations

Wilson Hall, Room 316
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-4120

General Department Questions:
Debra Koehler

Department of Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations

Wilson Hall, Room 316
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-4120

General Department Questions:
Debra Koehler

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Student Organizations

Joining a student organization is an important part of your academic growth at Oakland University. Below are Journalism/Communication student organizations to consider.

The Oakland Post

The Oakland Post is Oakland University's student newspaper. It has a historical presence at OU in providing an independent journalistic student voice. It has a separate governing board and publishes weekly during the fall, winter and spring semesters. The faculty advisor is Garry Gilbert, director of the journalism program. For more information, visit The Oakland Post.

WXOU

WXOU is the student radio station that provides programming seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on 88.3 FM (exact broadcast schedule varies daily). As of October 2000, WXOU broadcasts are available on the university website. And, WXOU has received university approval to broadcast through Nibblebox, a webcast provider used by universities nationwide. WXOU has a long history at OU beginning its broadcast on 88.3 FM in 1996. Christine Stover is the Coordinator for Broadcast Services. For more information contact Christine, visit the radio station on the lower level of the Oakland Center, or visit WXOU.

The Association for Women in Communications at OU

The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) at OU is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era. The organization offers programming and leadership opportunities that aim to assist students in launching successful careers. The AWC at OU is open to women and men alike. Our membership drive occurs every fall and we invite you to join us. For more information, please contact Faculty Advisor, Dr. Rebecca Mercado-Jones.

Iota Eta

Iota Eta, is the local chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the communication national honor organization. Iota Eta began in the winter of 2000 and recognizes outstanding academic scholarship within Communication.  Members will strengthen their academic portfolios and resumes, and may pursue opportunities to attend Communication conferences or apply for research awards through the national organization.  At graduation, members will wear red and white cords denoting their status as members of this honors society. The faculty advisor of the organization is Christine Stover.

Interested students can contact Christine Stover for more information about the group and the application process.