Department of Communication Studies - St. Cloud State University

Department of Communication Studies - St. Cloud State University

Communication Studies
Riverview 117
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

Phone: 320-308-2216
Fax: 320-308-2250

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Student Organizations

 While thinking about your academic program, don't forget extracurricular activities are an important part of your collegiate experience. 


Communication Studies Club

The Communication Studies Club is comprised of undergraduate students interested in Communication Studies who desire to work together in the areas of community service, professional networking and social support.  The club exists to encourage camaraderie and communication between students and faculty, to serve students in the pursuit of their educational and career goals and to provide a social outlet for Communication Studies majors and minors. Students meet weekly.

Comm Club meets every Monday at noon in Riverview G 05.

Bruce Hyde                       Diana Rehling

308-5162                             308-1693                    
R 203A                                 R 218                                


Comm Club hosted their Annual Spring Banquet April 23, 2015, at the Le St. Germain Hotel in St. Cloud! Social hour was at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.


Comm Club received a Student Programs "New Program Award" April, 2013, for their Direct Connect Program, which brings guest speakers to campus to talk about their careers.

Comm Club was awarded a SIFE/Target "Best On-Campus Community Service Project" for the Bone Marrow Drive. They were recognized at the Excellence in Leadership banquet April 25, 2007, and received $250.

Players Performance Group

Players Performance Group

Players Performance Group

The Players Performance Group is a co-curricular student organization dedicated to exploring social issues and diverse communication strategies through theatrical performance. No previous performance experience is necessary. We create performances through improvisation and group collaboration. Players does many on-campus performances and travels to national performance festivals to share their work with other universities.

Tami Spry

R 104A


Spring 2015 Players Performance Season



Forensics - Talking Huskies

Forensics Team 2012-2013
2012-2013 SCSU Talking Huskies


Forensics is the competitive speech and debate team for SCSU. Forensics strives to create competition, competence, and camaraderie through in-class, one-on-one, and peer coaching.  Members of the program compete at regional and national tournaments throughout the year.  Forensics provides students with the opportunity to grow as a person, communicator and performer; the opportunity to strengthen research and organizational skills; the opportunity to experience literature and topics; and the opportunity to share performances in a variety of contexts.  The Speech & Debate program hosts two tournaments each year--The Icebox Classic Speech & Debate Invitational and the Winter Wrap-Up High School Speech Tournament --along with participating in various community/service projects.

Scott Wells     
R 211A                                                    


Join the Forensics Speech and Debate team! The first meeting for new and returning members will be Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 8 p.m. in Riverview 205.


The annual Icebox Classic Intercollegiate Speech and Debate Tournament was held on Friday, February 6 - Saturday, February 7, 2015. 


Summer 2014 High School Speech Camp was July 22 through July 26. Check out the Forensics website for further information.


Click on the slideshow to see pictures from the Forensics team. 



Conflict Resolution Services for Students

Conflict Resolution Services for Students is a group of volunteer student peer mediators who provide free mediation and conflict coaching services to SCSU students and groups.  The team also serves as a resource for those looking for assistance with conflict and/or communication skills.

Jeff Ringer                                          Rosenna Ross
308-2217                                              308-3240
R 117B                                                  R 210A           

For more information on Conflict Resolution Services check out their website. You can also contact them at (320) 308-3009, Riverview 213B, or e-mail

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the honorary society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The organization's title symbolizes the three ingredients of persuasion identified by Aristotle: Lambda = logos, or logic; Pi = pathos, or emotions; and Eta = ethos, or credibility and ethics.

The SCSU Lambda Pi Eta Chapter seeks to foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement and to stimulate interest in the study of communication.   Membership Opportunity for students is available in the spring.

You need to have a 3.0 GPA overall with a 3.25 GPA in the Communication Studies major. You must have 60 credits minimum completed and 12 credits completed in CMST to qualify.

Jennifer Senchea
R 216A


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