Following are student organizations focused on students of color. Click here for a list of all student organizations.
Asian American Journalists Association
UF AAJA is an organization under the Asian American Journalist Association. A non-profit organization aiming to connect journalist students and professionals across the nation through conferences, network, and AAPI awareness.
Link: Asian American Journalists Association on Facebook
Asian Public Relations Student Association
The purpose of Asian Public Relations Student Association is to promote diverse experiences and voices within the College by creating an inclusive, judgement-free zone to discuss the intersections of Asian-American culture and the public relations field.
Link: Asian Public Relations Student Association on Facebook
Black Public Relations Student Society (BPRSS)
The nation’s second Black Public Relations Student Society is here at the University it Florida! Our purpose is to advance the practice of public relations as a marketing discipline, serve as the voice for students of color who will soon be working in the communications field nationwide and empower members through support, resources and education. BPRSS offers guidance and assistance to University of Florida students interested in the media and communication industries. We strive for an increase in mentorship, collaboration, leadership, integrity, community engagement and success!”
Link: UF BPRSS on Instagram
Hispanic Communicators Association
HCA was founded in 1992. Its membership encompasses students from all college majors. Based on total Hispanic enrollment, HCA has the highest percentage of participation of any of the college’s minority student media organizations.
Link: Hispanic Communicators Association on Facebook
Hispanic Public Relations Student Association (HPRSA)
Founded in 2018, HPRSA is the nation’s first student-led public relations association dedicated to the interest and/or expertise of the Hispanic market. Its mission is to advance the practice of Hispanic public relations as a marketing discipline; to serve as the voice for students working in the Hispanic communications field nationwide; and to empower its members through resources, education and a community that will support them throughout their careers.
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Gator Chapter is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in journalism.
Link: NAHJ on Facebook
National Association of Black Journalists
The Gator Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, formerly known as the Association of Black Communicators, was founded in 1980 as the first minority organization in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. The name was changed in 2012 to reflect its relationship with the National Association of Black Journalists the professional parent organization. In its 32 years of excellence, it has promoted and encouraged journalism and communications as a career for students while gaining operational support from the college’s Knight Division.
(NLGJA) Association of LGBTQ Journalists
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students who work within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development for its members.
The purpose and mission of NLGJA’s student chapter is to provide a network for LGBTQ student journalists and their allies, both on campus and in the greater Gainesville community
Sparks is an Asian American student-run magazine that aims to share the Asian American Pacific Islander experience with the community while elevate student voices.
Link: Sparks at UF on Facebook