Student Organizations


SAA: Student Art Association


AES - The Audio Engineering Society

NAfME Collegiate Chapter - WPU chapter of NAfME: The National Association for Music Education 

MEISA - Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association

SAI - Sigma Alpha Iota

Phi Mu Alpha - Sinfonia Fraternity of America


Comedy Festival
Once a year the Communication Department at William Paterson University hosts a competition for the funniest college student.

Lambda Pi Eta
The Communication Honor Society

Maltese Awards
The Maltese Awards were started in 1996 to recognize and celebrate Communication students' achievements in media production

The Pioneer Times
The Pioneer Times is published by the Department of Communication at William Paterson University. This is a student-run newspaper with faculty support.

Student Film Association
The Student Film Association allows students to share filmmaking resources by learning to work in crews and to support each other's film projects.

Student Public Relations Association
This association creates public relations programs for select causes and issues of interest to WPU students, faculty and staff and provides public relations services to select campus clubs and organizations.

William Paterson Broadcast Network was established to coordinate the varied and growing activities related to the broadcast outlets operating on campus.

WPSC-FM is Brave New Radio. The non-commercial station, FCC licensed to the city of Wayne NJ, started operating in December of 1988.

University Theatre
The program offers students from all disciplines the opportunity to participate in and observe the joys of theatre, and to integrate this art form into their academic and life experience.

SGA Clubs associated with Communication:
F.A.M.E. (Future Actors, Models and Entertainers) – a networking club for students pursuing studies in the entertainment business

Student Public Relations Association – a club for students to build professional skills by creating and implementing real PR campaigns and network with PR professionals

WPU Student Film Association – students work in crews and to support each other's film projects; SFA also organizes the William Paterson University Student Film Festival