What Extracurricular Activities are Associated With the Major?

Lambda Pi Eta inductees 2013

Honors and Honor Societies

The communication studies program maintains the Alpha Beta Mu chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, a national honorary society sponsored by the National Communication Association. Members of the Franklin Debating Society may become members of the national forensics honorary Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha.

Contact Joan Conners (jconners@rmc.edu), the faculty advisor, for more information!

Students from throughout the college can compete and win the Hugh Scott Oratory Award, a cash prize for outstanding persuasive speaking. This award, supported by alum members of the Franklin Society, is becoming an important tradition on the R-MC campus. Debaters and forensics participants can win Branch and Sutherlin Oratory Medals that date back to the 19th Century. 

Speech and Debate

Students majoring in communication studies might want to consider participating in the activities of The Franklin Debating Society. Members compete intercollegiately in debate and a range of forensics activities. The Society hosts the touring British debaters in the Fall and a 19th Century-style debating event in its 10th year in 2010.

Stinger Radio

Students might also consider getting involved in RMC's new student internet radio station, Stinger Radio, which is on the air for 24 hours a day 7 days a week! What they do varies from year to year. Participation can enhance one’s major program significantly.

Lambda Pi Eta 2014 Inductees with President Lindgren