Student Activities

The Communications Department has three student-run organizations: The Society for Independent Student Journalists (SISJ) and The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Society for Independent Student Journalists

The purpose of SISJ is to:

  1. offer educational and professional support for student journalists;
  2. to reinforce and strengthen the guiding principles of independent journalists;
  3. to give student journalists the opportunity to network with industry professionals and instructors;
  4. to ensure all interested students are proficient in the principles and practices of journalism professionals.


The department has sponsored a chapter of PRSSA since 1979. The chapter's mission is:

  1. to serve its student members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities; and
  2. to serve the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals.

PRSSA cultivates a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between student members and professional public relations practitioners. These student organizations are highly active, holding monthly meetings and sponsoring various on- and off-campus social and professional activities.


The purpose of the Toro Entertainment and Media Society is to build further knowledge in the Entertainment Industries which include Film, Television, Music, Gaming, and Emerging Media. Our student organization thrives off of a deep admiration for authentic storytelling, inclusivity in the media, and creativity.   Visit the TEAMS torolink page here.  You can also send an email by clicking here.

Hollywood by the Horns

The Hollywood by the Horns Program was launched in the Fall of 2014 with a twofold mission:

1) to create meaningful connections between our diverse, hardworking, talented students and professionals in the entertainment industries

2) to foster our students' creative voices and help them see how they can best make a positive impact on the entertainment industries and its representations/stories.

The name, Hollywood by the Horns, signals our hope to empower our students – the Toros – to “take Hollywood by the Horns.” Since 2014, it has since become a standout program on campus and a flagship initiative for the Communications Department and the FTVM degree program. Each year, Hollywood by the Horns hosts events on and off campus that bring our students closer to the entertainment industries. Please contact Program Director Toddy Eames for information: