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SPJ Student Trustee Council


The Student Trustee Council is comprised of nine SPJ student members. These leaders serve to strengthen SPJ and provide feedback, insights and recommendations on improving the campus chapter and general student experience.

Trustees will be invited to share their challenges and best practices, and are asked for insights and opinions on a variety of SPJ services and resources. STC members are ambassadors for the Society and help promote SPJ information and leadership development opportunities to their peers. In addition, Trustees facilitate peer-led meetings and focus groups coordinated by SPJ.


Through an application process, up to nine student leaders are chosen each year to serve on the STC. The STC is built intentionally to represent the rich diversity in the college journalism community. Work will be supported by the SPJ Executive Director and the SPJ Communications team, and mentoring relationships will be established with the SPJ Board of Directors.

Estimated Time Commitment

– Four 90-minute meetings: March, June, August and February
– Occasional surveys to complete
– Occasional email responses to complete
– One to two peer-facilitated meetings in a year

To be considered for the Student Trustee Council, please complete the form below.
The application deadline to serve on the 2023-24 Student Trustee Council is February 26, 2024 at 5 p.m. ET. Apply using the form below.


Have a question about the program or your application? Email us here.

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