National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society

Created by students, COMMrades is a unique student organization where majors
and minors from communication studies and modern langugages work with peers
from other communication-intensive disciplines to develop leadership, team-building,
professional development, experiential learning, and networking skills.

The organization sponsors a semi-annual Speakers Showcase, brings to campus
professional speakers, puts on workshops, and conducts fundraising activities
for student scholarships. Plus, an annual award ceremony recognizes student’s
membership, service, and contributions to the organization.

Faculty Advisors
Natalie Holley
Academic Hall 237 H
(573) 986-4915
nholley@semo.edu

Jeanne Harris
Academic Hall 237 J
(573) 873-6654
jharris@semo.edu

This student organization is open to any Southeast student who’s interested in providing social support to patients and their families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Children’s Center at Saint Francis Medical Center.

Students can volunteer for a weekly shift:

  • providing coffee breaks
  • caring for patient siblings
  • helping with scrapbooking and craft activities for families
  • engaging NICU babies in developmental care under the guidance of NICU staff

Faculty Advisor
Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs
Academic Hall 237 E
(573) 651-2247
bejimmysfriends@gmail.com OR bclubbs@semo.edu
jimmysfriends.org
facebook.com/jimmysfriends

This is the National Communication Association’s official honor society and is an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and has over 400 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.

Each letter of Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle identified as the principal modes of persuasion. The first, logic, plays a central role in deliberations and problem solving. The second, pathos (emotional appeal), constitutes a driving force that animates individuals and groups and is at the heart of virtue. The third, ethos (or character/credibility), is also vital to one’s ability to influence others; one must be perceived as knowledgeable, trustworthy and having goodwill in order to be respected and believed.

Our Kappa Delta chapter was chartered in 1999. To join, a student must have:

  • completed at least 60 semester hours
  • completed at least 12 semester hours of communication study
  • achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • achieved a communication studies GPA of at least 3.25

Faculty Advisors
Natalie Holley
Academic Hall 237 H
(573) 986-4915
nholley@semo.edu

Jeanne Harris
Academic Hall 237 J
(573) 873-6654
jharris@semo.edu

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Our award-winning debate program is an active member of this national honor society.
We launched our chapter in 1932!

Going strong since the 1930s, Southeast Debate is a highly successful and award-winning program. It gives students of any major the opportunity to sharpen and show off their oral communication skills within the argumentative arena.

Since its founding, Southeast Debate has received impressive awards, including being ranked first in the nation in by the National Educational Debate Association.

As a part of its long, proud tradition, Southeast Debate is a member of Pi Kappa Delta, the national honor society for speech and debate. Our chapter originated in 1932.

Faculty Advisor
Avery Henry
Academic Hall 237 F
ahenry@semo.edu

SOL/Spanish Club strives to bring light to latino culture. They have many fun actives to engage students in the Spanish language and cultures.

The advisor for both clubs is Dr. Lee-DiStefano. If you have any questions, please email her at dklee@semo.edu.

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Contact

commstudies@semo.edu
Academic Hall 213

Communication Studies
One University Plaza, MS 3225
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701