The Department of Communication offers many clubs to students within specific fields.

Akamai Advertising

Akamai Advertising

The Akamai Advertising Agency is Hawai’i Pacific University’s student chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Learn with a group of your peers about advertising with people in the actual field.

Group Advisor: Annmarie Manzulli

HPU Debate Society

Debate Society

The HPU Debate Society is always excited to welcome new minds and talent to its already excelling debate squad.  This group debates with colleges across the island and on the mainland. Learn one of the fundamentals in conversation; DEBATE!

Group Advisor: LeaDan Yee


Lambda Phi Eta

The Hawaii Pacific University student chapter of the national communication honor society Lambda Pi Eta is Eta Tau.  The organization provides recognition for outstanding students majoring in any communication field.

Group Advisor: John Hart

Toastmasters International

Polyglot Toastmasters

A chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization that trains its members in the skills to become better leaders and communicators. Members of our club at HPU grow in confidence and effectiveness, building their skills in a fun, supportive, and goal-directed environment, including weekly meetings, training, social activities, and collaborative events with other HPU clubs. In addition, motivated members have unlimited opportunities to grow and learn through networking with other Toastmasters chapters, participating in conferences, volunteering or competing in speech competitions, and taking on leadership responsibilities at levels beyond our club. Sometimes referred to as a "public speaking club," the Toastmasters experience is ideal for building confidence among those who fear speaking in public while providing opportunities to learn and thrive for those who already enjoy it. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to join our weekly meetings to experience this for themselves!

Group Advisor: Marianne Luken


PRSSA  Public Relations Student Society of America

Joining PRSSA gives students access to a variety of member benefits that will enhance your education, broaden your professional network and launch your career. You can you join through PRSSA’s HPU Chapter to take advantage of internships, conferences, and countless other opportunities. PRSSA is a professional organization and looks great on a resume, not to mention it gives students the real world experience that companies are looking for. Don’t wait, join today and get your career in PR started!

Group Advisor: Annmarie Manzulli

There are many other clubs to join with the school.

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