Participating in student organizations is a valuable way to make connections and develop professionally. Potential employers often want to know that you took an active role in your field as a student. The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication invites you to participate in our community by becoming involved in one or more of the organizations described below. For more information, you should contact a faculty advisor.
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 others who shared their social, intellectual, and professional interests.
We hope that you will find student activities to be a vital part of your Hofstra experience.
Hofstra’s Pride Productions video production unit worked shoulder-to-shoulder with journalists and networks covering the first presidential debate at Hofstra University.
(Hofstra Entertainment Access Television Network)
HEAT Network is the Herbert School of Communication's student-operated college television production organization. Open to all students on campus, HEAT Network produces original television programming, as well as entertainment and informational programming. All HEAT Network student-produced shows allow 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: heatnetwork.tv/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Gershon – 516-463-5425
Her Campus is the leading online magazine for college women written entirely by the world’s top college journalists. With more than 4,000 contributors and counting, Her Campus has content sharing arrangements with HuffPost, Self, USA Today, and Seventeen. Writers for the Hofstra University chapter have gone on to successful careers in dozens of major consumer magazines.
For more information, visit our site here.
Contact Us: Email
(Hofstra Filmmakers' Club)
HFC is the Herbert School of Communication's student-operated college film production club. The HFC 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 Phil Katzman – 516-463-6579
The Hofstra Chronicle is the University's weekly newspaper, which covers both global and University-wide sports, news, and entertainment.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Peter Goodman – 516-463-6556
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
The Long Island Advocate
The Long Island Advocate is a showcase of the finest journalism and digital media content produced by students at Hofstra University’s Herbert School of Communication. It is part of the Herbert School’s commitment to community journalism — to building partnerships with and exploring the complex issues of the suburban communities around Hofstra.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Scott Brinton – 516-569–4000, ext. 203
(Public Relations Student Society of America)
Hofstra's chapter serves its members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development and networking 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 The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication students.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Jeff Morosoff
Hofstra University Pride Productions produces live online broadcasts of select Hofstra events, including NCAA Division I athletics.
Faculty Advisor: Brian Potts – 516-463-5240
Required Radio is an alternative 24/7 music and arts internet radio station created by the Radio Program at The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Dennis Quinn – 516-463-6062
(Society of Professional Journalists)
The purpose of Hofstra's chapter is to bring students, faculty, and professionals together to discuss issues facing journalism today. Additionally, we hope to polish writing, reporting, and broadcasting 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 Chris Vaccaro
The Swing Agency
The Swing Agency is a student-led integrated communication agency that has partnered with Hofstra’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, serving clients in the NY metro area that either address issues affecting disadvantaged communities or serve diverse communities.
Faculty Advisor: Victoria Semple
(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 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 Herbert 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 wrhu.org.
Zeta Phi Eta
Zeta Phi Eta at Hofstra University is the Beta Eta chapter and was founded in 2013. We thrive on making strides as an organization both personally and professionally and all of our members are involved in the communications field.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Carol T. Fletcher – 516-463-6464