READY TO START A CHAPTER?
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Become a member. Each chapter needs a faculty/staff advisor and 5 student members to form.
If you’re not sure about your membership status or will be signing up 5 or more members at once, email Karen Hansen at email@example.com.
Check with your university’s student government or student association about how to register with the university. Many colleges require student organizations register to be able to reserve meeting space, hold events on campus, or be eligible for university funding.
Here’s what you’ll get:
- A welcome packet with tips on getting started, ways to recruit members, and ideas for programs.
- Member discounts to RTDNA events, like the annual Excellence in Journalism conference.
- Access to RTDNA research, trainings, workshops, and the RTDNA professional network.
- Chapter events periodically featured in our newsletter.
- Opportunities to submit pieces for our website.
- A chapter must have a minimum of five RTDNA students members in good standing, with national dues paid, to form and remain a chapter.
- A chapter must have a university faculty or staff advisor who teaches or helps produce broadcast journalism and is an RTDNA member.
- A chapter must submit a copy of the RTDNA Student Chapter Constitution, signed by the faculty advisor and chapter president, to RTDNA.
- A chapter must submit an annual report to RTDNA each spring.
For questions, contact Karen Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org