Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society
We are very proud to have been among the earliest Communication Departments in the United States to sponsor a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (we were the 9th) of what are now hundreds of Communication Departments coast to coast. The Department is very proud of all of our students and especially proud of those who achieve high grade-point averages in their Communication courses as well as cumulatively in all their courses at ODU.

To be eligible to join Lambda Pi eta you need:

  • 60 hours of completed courses
  • At least 12 hours (4 courses) of completed COMM courses at ODU.
  • Have a 3.25 GPA for all ODU COMM courses.
  • Have a 3.00 cumulative GPA

Communications Club
The purpose of the Communications Club is to unite students and faculty as
a departmental interest group, the goal of which will be to provide
informative programs for its members. These programs will include
discussion of topics, careers, and academic information related to
communication; we will also focus on projects for community interaction.

The Communications Club meets once a month to discuss special events on and
off of campus that the members will be participating in. The Communications
Club co-sponsors and volunteers at several events including the Film
Festival, they help to set-up the Alumni lunch, they host a Radio and
Broadcast seminar, a "Meet the Professors" and finally they have Internship
meetings each semester for Communication students.

Membership is open to any and all students especially Communication majors
and minors and offers an amazing opportunity to meet other people in the
department, network for future careers and establish long lasting

The Communications Club is always looking for ways to expand on the
knowledge of students and teachers and with each semester to come we hope
to improve our organizations activities and have our program become well
respected and known on campus.

ODUi is the campus information channel, telecast via the ODU campus cable network. Students in COM 395-ODUi Video Production contribute news and information stories to the channel. Thanks to a cooperative arrangement with Academic Technology Services, students learn first-hand from seasoned television and video production professionals. The course is team taught by staff from Academic Technology and Communication & Theatre Arts.The course creates studio productions, utilizing the all-digital broadcast-quality studio facilities housed in the Gornto building, as well field productions. Topics range from campus events to student life to new developments in the ODU community.

Model League of Arab States
The Model Arab League is a simulation of the League of Arab States. Students assume the role of Arab diplomats, engaging in discussions and debates to achieve consensus within a committee on issues which Arab leaders address every day. This conference simulates five committees: political affairs, economic affairs, socio-cultural affairs, security affairs and Palestinian affairs.

The participation of these high school students helps them develop public speaking, debate and diplomatic skills, as well as critical thinking. The role-playing exercise stimulates creativity and enhances knowledge of the Arab world.

Student Filmmakers Alliance

Theatre Arts Ensemble

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