One look at the clubs described here shows how diverse our student organizations are. But we can grow, too. If you don't see an organization that meets your needs or interests, you can find other students who share those interests and start your own organization. Each organization on this list was created by someone like you, someone who wanted to get together with those who shared social, intellectual, and professional interests.
We hope that you will find student activities to be a vital part of your Hofstra experience.
(Hofstra Association of Black Journalists)
The Hofstra Association of Black Journalists is the student chapter of the NABJ (The National Association of Black Journalists). It exists as a networking tool for aspiring and professional journalists. Members work with administrators and professors at Hofstra to make curriculum relevant to the coverage of minority communities; they exchange ideas and information with people and organizations concerned with people of color in the media and critique the media's portrayal of minorities. HABJ publishes the newsletter BLACK INK.
Faculty advisor: Dr. Kristal Zook, (516) 463-4304
(Hofsta Entertainment Access Television network)
Hofstra Entertainment Access Television network is the School of Communication's student-operated college television production organization. Open to all students on campus, HEATnetwork produces original television programming, as well as entertainment and informational programming. All HEATnetwork student-produced shows allow their student participants to showcase their talents and achieve personal growth. The extent of participation is dependent on prior knowledge and experience, and there are numerous staff and production positions available for television enthusiasts of all levels.
For more information on our shows: http://heatnetwork.tv/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Gershon, (516) 463-5425
(Hofstra Filmmakers' Club)
Hofstra Filmmakers' Club is the Herbert School of Communication's student-operated college film production club. The Hofstra Filmmakers' Club submits original films to different festivals to showcase their talents. Membership is open to all students who are genuinely interested in film production.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Pamela Corkey, (516) 463-7242
(Hofstra Television interactive)
HTVinteractive.com is a site for SOC students to create and share short-form original content for the Web and includes the Hofstra Television archive. The site is student-managed.
Faculty Advisor: Jamie Cohen, (516) 463-5513
Lamda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement; stimulate interest in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; provide an opportunity for discussion and the exchange of ideas; establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students; and explore options for further graduate studies. For further information, please refer to the bulletin.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Susan Drucker, (516) 463-5304
(Public Relations Student Society of America)
The chapter serves its members by enhancing their knowlege of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities, and to serve the public relations professional by helping to develop highly qualified, well prepared professionals. It is open to all PR majors and those who are seriously considering making PR their major.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Jeffrey Morosoff, (516) 463-5248
(Society of Professional Journalists)
The chapter's purpose is to bring students, faculty and professionals together to discuss issues facing journalism today. Additionally, we hope to polish writing, reporting, and broadcast skills. The student SPJ chapter is a subsection of the Long Island Press Club, the professional organization of journalists living or working on Long Island. The two groups work together closely on various journalistic projects and social events. The Hofstra chapter regularly sponsors career conferences, discussion groups, and field trips, all on the cutting edge of journalism.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Daniel VanBenthuysen, (516) 463-5426
(The Radio Television Digital News Association)
The student RTDNA chapter at Hofstra University sponsors social events, career shadow days, internships, scholarships, career fairs, and job-opportunity banks. RTDNA students are also the backbone of the news program PrideWatch.
Faculty Advisor: Professor G. Stuart Smith, (516) 463-6513
(Radio Hofstra University)
Hofstra University broadcasts to Long Island and parts of New York City at 88.7 FM, and webcasts to the world at www.wrhu.org. The station is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and reaches a target audience of almost four million people. With an operating staff of more than 100 people, WRHU is primarily student-operated. As a cornerstone of the School, WRHU exists to provide quality broadcast training to qualified Hofstra University students. Participation at WRHU is recommended as one of the most effective methods of learning the business of radio broadcasting and audio production while engaging in a practicum that complements academic classroom learning. Interested students must apply, interview, and be placed into a 10-week, noncredit training class held twice per year. For more information, visit www.wrhu.org.
Faculty Advisors: Bruce Avery and John Mullen, (516) 463-5430 and (516) 463-5106