Society for Collegiate Journalists

The purposes of this organization are to recognize individual ability and achievement in journalism, to establish relationships between students and members of the profession and to unite students interested in mass communications.

Membership is restricted to those undergraduates possessing good scholarship and showing promise in the journalistic field. In addition, the Wartburg chapter requires at least one course in journalism and at least one year on a student publication or radio staff.

The chapter publishes the Wartburg College phone directory every fall as one of its major projects. SCJ also sponsors and organizes a media careers day for high school students. The day-long workshop gives students a chance to interact with professionals, alumni and faculty. In addition, SCJ sponsors a Homecoming Brunch for communications alumni. The chapter also holds an annual Spring Press Banquet.

The Society for Collegiate Journalists is a national co-educational honorary society for students who are interested in mass communications. It was formed in 1975 through a merger of two long-established fraternities, Alpha Phi Gamma and Pi Delta Epsilon. Wartburg’s chapter of Alpha Phi Gamma was chartered in 1949.

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Society for Collegiate Journalists
Wartburg College
McElroy Center
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677

Voice 319.352.860