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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.
Faculty advisor: Rachael Hanel


PRSSA is the student level of Public Relations Society of America, the world's largest organization for public relations professionals.

The purpose of PRSSA is to cultuvate relationships between students and professional public relations practitioners. The MSU chapter is active in a wide range of public relations activities that serve the university, nonprofit organizations and Mankato. Frequent guest speakers and meetings help students learn about various careers in public relations, network with professionals and experience public relations activities.
Faculty advisor: Mavis Richardson

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