Skip navigation

Student Organizations

COMM-SAC Communication Student Advisory Council

Undergraduate students who are declared majors in the department can organize a Communication Undergraduate Student Advisory Council (COMM-SAC). This council will supervise the election of undergraduate students who will serve as representatives at the department's faculty meetings and on other departmental committees. 


NIU Forensics is a student organization devoted to a wide range of competitive and noncompetitive speech activities. Formed in 1928, NIU Forensics has a rich history of providing students hands-on training in argumentation, advocacy, public speaking and performance.

Northern Star

The Northern Star is the student-produced independent media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. The Northern Star covers NIU campus news, DeKalb city and county news, NIU Huskie sports and northern Illinois entertainment.


The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. 




Contact Us

Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
Watson Hall 210
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1563
Fax: 815-753-7109

Acting Department Chair

Mehdi Semati
Phone: 815-753-7028