Student Organizations | Mayborn School of Journalism

Student Organizations

The majority of Mayborn students participate in one or more of our student organizations, all dedicated to specific areas of interest. Collectively, leaders from these groups come together to serve on the Mayborn's Student Council, a governing body that gives students the opportunity to work across disciplines and learn leadership.

Ad Club

Ad Club is an organization that prepares students for careers in advertising. During our meetings, we show you everything from how to build a rockstar resume to how to land an internship.


UNT's student club of the Broadcast Education Association connects students with practicing professionals; emphasizes industry ethics, diversity and inclusiveness; and promotes opportunities for excellence in leadership, community service and production.

Through their membership, students can also apply for more than $27,000 in annual scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students attending BEA-affiliated institutions.


The National Association of Black Journalists _NABJ) is an organization of African-American journalists, students, and media professionals. The mission of the UNT NABJ chapter is to provide services and programs for journalism students of color so that they can excel in the field post-graduation.


The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic journalists in the United States and Puerto Rico. The UNT chapter is for all students, professionals, followers and members of the University of North Texas.


The National Press Photographers Association is an American professional association made up of still photographers, television videographers, editors, and students in the journalism field. At UNT, they are focused on creating community, growth and impact through photography.


Founded in 1967, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. It advocates rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.


The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its roughly 6,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.