Professional Organizations

Professional Journalism Organizations 


The National Association of Black Journalists is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

As part of its commitment to student members and aspiring journalists, NABJ provides the special services as part of its Student Education Enrichment and Development Program, including short courses, mentoring, internships and scholarships. The Loyola chapter's faculty adviser is Will Sutton.


Radio Television Digital News Association is the world’s largest professional organization for broadcast and digital journalists. Members include local and network news executives, news directors, producers, reporters, photographers, editors, multimedia journalists and digital news professionals in broadcasting, cable and digital media, journalism educators and students.  The Loyola chapter's faculty adviser is Prof. Lisa Collins.


Professional Strategic Communication


The 7,500 members of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, are dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. SPJ's mission is “the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.” The Loyola chapter's faculty adviser is Prof. Michael Giusti.


Loyola’s Ad Club is part of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and is one of more than 200 chapters across the U.S. AAF provides valuable insights into the worlds of advertising, connections and job opportunities for those interested in an advertising career. 
The Loyola chapter's faculty adviser is Dr. Alvaro Bootello.


Loyola’s Ad Team competes each spring in the AAF National Student Advertising Competition, the premier college advertising competition that provides more than 2,000 college students the real-world experience of creating a strategic advertising/marketing/media campaign for a corporate client. Students develop a marketing plan and pitch their work to advertising professionals at the district, semi-final and national levels.

Applications for team membership are accepted each fall. Click here for application info. 

To complete your application, please fill out this form and attach your resume/cover letter. 


The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications, with more than 300 chapters across North and South America. The Loyola chapter's faculty adviser is Dr. Cathy Rogers.


The Bateman Case Study Competition is PRSSA’s premier national case study competition for PR students, who apply classroom education and internship experiences to create and implement a full PR campaign during the spring semester. Loyola’s Bateman team has won the national competition more than any other university. Click here for application info. 

Applications for the five team spots are accepted each fall. Click here to complete the application form and attach your resume and cover letter.