Student Clubs


Journalism Student Ambassadors posed in front of the University of Kansas sign

Getting Involved

Getting involved and networking with peers and professionals is one of the best ways for students to get a jump start on their career goals. Students augment their education by getting involved in these clubs and organizations at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

KU PRSSA

The KU Public Relations Student Society of America connects students with a vast network of PR professionals, networking opportunities and jobs within the PR field. Tours at some of the top PR agencies in Kansas City provide students with the chance to see what working in a fast-paced agency setting is like. PRSSA also offers opportunities to work with local clients on PR-based projects.

Interested in joining PRSSA? Contact Janet Rose for more information.

2022-23 Officers

  • Ladazhia Taylor, President
  • Rachel Johnson, Vice President
  • Kianna Dickson, Secretary
  • Gracie Wheeler, Communications Chair
  • Brinley Pace, Social Media Chair
  • Faculty supervisor: Janet Rose, Professor of the Practice
  • Associate adviser: Steve Rottinghaus, Career and Outreach Coordinator

KU Ad Club

The KU Ad Club connects students with advertising industry specialists and networking opportunities, giving them a competitive advantage from day one.

Ad Club promotes exploring the advertising industry and strengthening industry contacts. Organized agency crawls in cities across the nation, including Chicago, Dallas, New York and Kansas City, give students the chance to see first-hand what an ad agency has to offer. The KU Ad Club has strong connections to the Kansas City chapter of the American Advertising Federation, which promotes the future of advertising, marketing and communications in the greater Kansas City area.

Interested in joining Ad Club? Contact Janet Rose for more information.

2022-23 Officers

  • Henri Groves, Co-President 
  • Trinity Krouse, Co-President 
  • Angel Elliot, Treasurer 
  • Aliya Kisivo, Secretary 
  • Libby Shiker, Social Media Manager
  • Gracie Wheeler, Marketing Coordinator 
  • Katie Reynolds, Outreach Coordinator
  • Faculty supervisorJanet Rose, Professor of the Practice
  • Associate adviserSteve Rottinghaus

Student Ambassadors

The Journalism Student Ambassador Program consists of a select group of student volunteers who are committed, in thought and through their actions, to the positive promotion of the KU William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Ambassadors lead tours of the Journalism School in Stauffer-Flint Hall and Dole. In addition, they represent the school at events and programs sponsored by the school. Learn more by contacting Himée Kamatuka.


Student Leadership Board

The Journalism Student Leadership Board is comprised of students nominated by faculty and peers because of their leadership potential and commitment to improving the School of Journalism and KU. The board serves as student advisors to the dean, school administration and faculty.