Student Organizations

Our Students Learn by Doing

School of Communication, Media & the Arts students have the opportunity to participate in a number of extracurricular activities on campus including media organizations that allow them to apply their coursework outside the classroom and gain valuable hands-on experience in their field of study. The SCMA student organizations produce news stories, publicity campaigns, magazines, and movies in addition to hosting events, taking field trips, and networking with industry professionals.

Film Club

Here at the film club, we strive to open the minds of students at Sacred Heart University through a variety of films. We also plan to create short films. If you're a movie lover or a lover of creating films, we welcome you.

"I joined film club because I am studying media production and I have a passion for films. Admiring other pieces of film work is important and enriching as a side hobby" - Kayla Kanakry

For more information or to join, contact:

Advisor

Sara Ross, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Martire Center W214
Tel: 203-371-7862
rosss2@sacredheart.edu

President:

Chris Dolan
dolanc42@mail.sacredheart.edu 

 

WHRTV

WHRTV is a student-run TV production club designed to enhance students’ creativity and practice in television and sports production. This club is open to all students who express an interest in video production but particularly those majoring in communications and media studies. Members of this club create ideas for possible project and help with the execution of these concepts. Productions from the club can be found on display on the club’s YouTube channel and on the TVs in the Linda E. McMahon Commons as a way to market to and broadcast to the entire SHU community.   

For more information or to join, contact:

Advisor:

Greg Golda
Clinical Instructor
Martire Center W222
Tel: 203-365-7631
goldag@sacredheart.edu

Spectrum

The Spectrum is a student-run weekly newspaper publication. Established in 1983, the Spectrum is one of two print publications on the Sacred Heart University campus. Members of this club have the opportunity to write pieces to be displayed upon the pages of the publication and on the publication’s website.

“The Spectrum has taught me how to gather critical information and how to keep people informed about important events happening at Sacred Heart and in the surrounding communities. Every week brings something different and this organization allows me to work on my writing skills, and think about what is and is not a true news story. Without the Spectrum, I would not have the experience in the field of journalism I need for when I will be applying for postgrad jobs.” - Melanie DaSilva, Class of 2019

For more information or to join, contact:

Advisor:

Joanne Kabak
Adjunct Instructor
Martire Center CMS Office
Tel: 203-371-7755
kabakj@sacredheart.edu

President:

Victoria Mescall
mescallv@mail.sacredheart.edu 

The Pulse

The Pulse is a TV oriented club that is a blend between a class and a club. The Pulse allows students to produce top quality work utilizing state of the art equipment. Collaborate with fellow students to help develop each others strengths to create professional segments to be used in Sacred Heart University's, The Pulse. Grow your network! By actively going out and creating your own content, you are not only bettering your skills but you're expanding your network. Segments aired on The Pulse vary from events on campus and the surrounding area, to around the world, covering a multitude of subjects.

"The Pulse has taught me how to craft thorough, objective, and meaningful stories. Without The Pulse I would not be the writer, videographer, or producer I am today". - Olivia Mittleman

Advisor:

Joseph Alicastro
Professor
Martire Center W221
Tel: 203-396-8081
alicastroa@sacredheart.edu

President:

Danny Elia
eliad@mail.sacredheart.edu 

WHRT

91.5 WHRT is open to all students to learn basic radio production skills and techniques. From hosting music shows, sports shows, talk shows and broadcasting school events, WHRT provides a diverse experience in various aspects of radio broadcasting.

For more information or to join, contact:

Advisor:

Keith Zdrojowy
Studio Manager, Martire Broadcast Center, Adjunct Instructor
Martire Center W209
Tel: 203-365-4465
zdrojowyk@sacredheart.edu 

Student Studio Manager:

Deasha Bent
bentd@mail.sacredheart.edu 

Student Senior Producer:

Jack Sullivan
sullivanj84287@mail.sacredheart.edu 

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the official Communication Honor Society of the National Communication Association. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta has 600 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide. Sacred Heart University is home to the Alpha Delta Zeta chapter, which received its charter in 2015. Membership is by invitation only. In order to be inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, undergraduate students must meet the following requirements:

  • have completed at least 60 semester hours in college
  • have completed at least 12 semester hours of communication study
  • have earned an overall GPA of 3.25
  • have earned a major GPA of 3.5
  • be in the upper 35% of their graduating class
  • currently be enrolled as a student in good standing
  • display commitment to the field of communication

For questions regarding eligibility for the Alpha Delta Zeta chapter of Lambda Pi Eta please contact the faculty advisor: Dr. Lori Bindig, bindigl@sacredheart.edu.