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Opportunities and Organizations

Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts 
Communication Arts Center 
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Lower Level
Telephone: (404) 880-8304

Program Opportunities

The Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts hosts several organizations for majors and non-majors.

Alpha Psi Omega is a national drama honor society for students who have been involved actively in theatrical productions while maintaining scholastic integrity.
Clark Atlanta University Players (CAU Players) is composed of majors and nonmajors with a strong desire to perform and produce challenging work. The mission of the CAU Players is to excite, educate, and entertain. The CAU Players present seven (7) productions yearly: one classical work, one musical, a children's production, a one-act play festival and three other productions.

The Forensics Society is composed of majors and nonmajors interested in public speaking, oral interpretation, and debate. The society participates in competitions locally and nationally.

Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, Theta Tau Chapter. The goals are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement; stimulate interest in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas about the field; establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students; and explore options for further graduate studies. To become a member of Lambda Pi Eta, students must have completed at least 60 semester hours; have completed at least 12 semester hours of communication study and have a GPA of at least 3.25; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; and be in the upper 35% of their graduating class.

National Black Media Coalition (NBMC) recognizes and assists all the many media industries involving people of color, both creatively and technologically, as well as ownership.

National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC) is an organization for division of communication arts majors interested in the field of communication. Students must have declared a major in communication to join the organization officially.

Active Program Organizations

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Players
Professor Gary Yates, Department Chair Telephone: (404) 880-6142

Forensics Society
Professors Betty Clements and Rabiyah A. Karim-Kincey, Advisors
Telephone: (404) 880-6217/(404) 880-8297

Professor Gary Yates, Director
Telephone: (404) 880-6142

Lambda Pi Eta, Theta Tau Chapter, Honor Society
Professor Betty Clements and Dr. Alice Stephens, Advisors
Telephone: (404) 880-6217/(404) 880-6143

Multimedia Lab
Mr. Tim Latners, Operations Manager
Telephone: (404) 880-6141

Advisement Coordinator
First Year Student Advisor
Ms. Jackie Debose Telephone: (404) 880-6228