Student Life Overview


Student Life Overview

Class Experience

Students engage in experiential learning through their coursework, internships, student organizations and research with professors.

Highlights of these hands-on opportunities include:


  • With funding from the KASTIA Foundation, the Journalism Department sent students to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference in Atlanta and Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Philadelphia
  • Students enrolled in journalism's Health Reporting course shadow a first year medical student at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, including accompanying them to their first cadaver dissection
  • All interested students are welcome to write for the Rowan newspaper, The Whit

Writing Arts

  • The Writing Arts department provides a learning community environment for incoming freshmen, in which writing arts majors live together and take classes together to build a sense of community and immerse themselves into their chosen field
  • The Write Rowan, Right Now! literary contest gives students the opportunity to write and awards three scholarships to incoming freshmen majors
  • Students can become tutors in the Writing Center

Radio, TV & Film

  • WGLS-FM students interviewed over 20 alumni and station administrators for the documentary, "WGLS-FM: 50 Years and Counting," and then re-mastered the documentary into a three-part series
  • As a volunteer-driven regional radio service with a potential audience of almost 1.3 million people, WGLS-FM welcomes all interested students to participate in running the radio station
  • Rowan Television Network provides students with experience in the field of television production beyond the classroom setting, by producing a variety of news, sports, entertainment and public interest programming

Public Relations

  • In senior-level PR Planning classes, students developed public relations plans for local organizations/businesses including the Honeybrook Food Pantry, Byrd's Eye Government Relations agency, IEEE and Millville Community Center
  • The Anthony J. Fulginiti chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America is the most winningest student-club in the country, offering PR majors and those interested in communication opportunities to research, write, plan and execute PR plans, as well as attend professional conferences
  • Undergraduate research students have proposed and conducted practitioner-level research that they presented as the only undergraduate participants in the International PR Research Conference


  • The Ad Club partners yearly with the Philly Ad Club to organize and host The Perfect Pitch, inviting media and agencies to discuss their work and offer advice to aspiring communications professionals


  • Art majors exhibit their studio and production work at the Rowan Art Galleries
  • An active program of visiting artists, designers and artist-in-residences allow students to develop relationships and learn from professionals outside of the Rowan community
  • The department organizes regular visits to Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C... museums and galleries and encourages students to talk with professionals while touring their studios and workshops

Communication Studies

  • Participative media projects, developed and led by students, involving research, writing and promotion
  • Working in teams to create digital communities for local nonprofits

Social Engagement

Student clubs include: