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Northwestern School of Communication

Activities and Student Groups

School of Communication Student Groups


Debate Society

Northwestern's Debate Society is a rigorous program with both junior varsity and varsity levels. Debators engage in intercollegiate competitions, typically traveling to seven to ten tournaments each academic year. There are also opportunities to debate on campus in public debates and at Northwestern's Owen L. Coon Memorial Debate Tournament.

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Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean's Advisory Council (DAC) is a group of undergraduate students representing each School of Communication department in quarterly meetings with Dean E. Patrick Johnson. Four students are included from each department, representing the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes.

Lambda Pi Eta Awards Presented

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the national honor society for college and university students pursuing studies in communication-related disciplines and the official honor society recognized by the National Communication Association.

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Northwestern Student Groups and Opportunities

SoC students often join the following performance and media groups.

Pre-Professional Organizations

Explore national organizations with Northwestern chapters for students interested in engaging with their future fields.