The Florida International University – William C. Adams Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (FIU PRSSA) was established in 1989 with the help of the Miami Chapter of PRSA and has currently grown to more than 100 members. PRSSA is an organization that helps students develop their public relations skills, network with public relations practitioners, obtain internships and ultimately become successfully employed in the field.
AdFed FIU, a college chapter of the American Advertising Federation, is an official organization at Florida International University. The purpose of AdFed FIU is to provide and promote a better understanding of advertising; to stimulate advertising professionalism; to develop the individual abilities of members; and to promote fellowship and exchange of ideas.
BOLD is a student-run and faculty-managed strategic communications agency where students gain hands-on, real-world experience in a professional agency environment. The experiential learning opportunity helps students develop and sharpen their skills through real client work, workshops, team-building exercises and networking engagements with professionals and thought leaders in the communications industry!
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. LPH represents what Aristotle described in The Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda); pathos (Pi); and ethos (Eta). Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline. More information is available here.
The name of the FIU chapter is Alpha Beta Psi.
Students cannot apply the semester they are graduating.
Those who want to be Members must apply and pay a $30 membership fee, which will cover a lifetime membership in LPH, including a membership certificate and a pin. Honor cord (for graduation) will cost an additional $9 per student. Once the certificate is ordered, then the National Office will receive the receipt, name, induction date and email address of each individual member that an order was placed for. Once that order is placed and the student is inducted, he or she will be a lifetime member of LPH.
TEDxFIU Club at FIU brings together students who are interested in public speaking. Primary purpose of the club is to give its members a chance to work together to prepare a TEDxFIU talk, practice the speech, and perfect it. Besides TEDxFIU talks, the club also engages in various activities; such as speech viewings and analysis, speech competitions, and practicing different types of speech, which help the members become effective public speakers and public speech consumers.
The FIU Debate Team is a student union on campus focused on the importance of fostering public debate and public deliberation. Over the last fourteen years, FIU’s debate team has represented the University in collegiate competitions in a variety of public debate styles including parliamentary and policy debate.
FIU Debate has become a leader in fostering public dialogue and public debates in Miami and the FIU Community. FIU Debate regularly participates in community dialogue programs and fosters public deliberation. Our debate students frequently work closely with community organizations to moderate public forums and controversial events.