Student Benefits

AWC has its roots at the University of Washington, where a group of women journalism students founded the organization in 1909 as Theta Sigma Phi. Over the past century the organization has evolved from a collegiate women’s journalism sorority into a strong national network of communicators representing a broad range of disciplines.

Today, professional and student chapters operate across the country, including at the University of Washington and Washington State University. Student members are also welcomed as members of the Seattle Professional Chapter.

Why join an AWC student chapter?

  • Networking opportunities with communications professionals
  • Learn about AWC scholarships
  • Tour worksites and shadow professionals at local companies
  • Build relationships with faculty and peers
  • Interview and resume workshops

UW Student Chapter

The AWC Student Chapter at the UW welcomes all communications students—any student from another Puget Sound-area college or university is welcome to join.

Check out the AWC UW student chapter on Facebook.

WSU Student Chapter

The WSU chapter helps prepare women for various communication fields by fostering networking opportunities through job shadows and guest speakers. It also emphasizes community service, participating in such programs as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The WSU Chapter was awarded the AWC National Outstanding Chapter Award (Small Chapter) in 2010-2011 and 2009-2010.

Check out AWC WSU on Facebook and Twitter @AwcWSU.

To join an AWC student chapter, visit the AWC National membership page.

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