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.


Wendy Bjorklund                             Matthew Vorell

(320) 308-1512                                   (320) 308-1257

Riverview 112A                                  Riverview 210B 

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.

Jennifer Tuder

(320) 308-3125
Riverview 110


See the Fall 2015 Performance Studies Season poster for information about upcoming performances Fall 2015.


Forensics (Competitive Speech & Debate) - Talking Huskies

Forensics Team 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 attends 15+ tournaments a year, hosts a collegiate tournament and participates in various community/ service projects.


Students may also earn academic credit for participation in Forensics by enrolling in CMST 291 - Speech Practicum [Forensics] (1 credit per semester/may repeat for up to 4 general elective credits). To enroll, contact the Director of SCSU Forensics.

Director of SCSU Speech and Debate:                                                       
Scott Wells, Ph.d.,
Associate Professor of Communication Studies                                                 
(320) 308-3000                                                      
Riverview Building Room 211A                                                    


The annual Icebox Classic Intercollegiate Speech and Debate Tournament will be held on Friday, February 5 - Saturday, February 6, 2016. 


To learn more about the SCSU Forensics (Speech and Debate Program, visit their website or Facebook (SCSU Speech and Debate).

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
(320) 308-2217                                  (320) 308-3240
Riverview 117B                                    Riverview 210A           

For more information on Conflict Resolution Services check out their website. You can also contact them by e-mail at


The Department's Conflict Resolution Program/Mediation Program was recognized in two articles in the St. Cloud Times in the Monday, March 30th, edition.

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
(320) 308-3230
Riverview 216A


Global Leadership Academy

The Global Leadership Academy’s mission is to organize, promote and execute ongoing integrated workshops on global leadership competencies.  Students learn to connect the competencies to global knowledge, global cultures, intercultural intelligence, and careers.  They learn “What Being Global Really Means.” The Academy elevates their capacity for global engagement, increases their global knowledge, and helps them to wisely engage in global leadership competencies in Communication Studies.


Bassey Eyo

(320) 308-3033
Riverview 208A


United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO is a global organization promoting global engagement, global diversity, global interconnectedness, the imperative of integral wisdom and a practical philosophy of engaging in science and education across cultures for peace worldwide.   The priority for this club is to promote collaboration among a broad range of academic disciplines to enhance cultural awareness, diversity and human rights for the next generation of global ambassadors founded upon global ethics.


Bassey Eyo

(320) 308-3033
Riverview 208A




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