Alumni and Giving

Support the Department of Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies would love your support! We thank you for your generosity!

If you are one of our Alumni, you can enhance the educational experience of students by:

  • Donating your time to connect with freshman in our Introduction to Communication course (G100)
  • Contributing to the IUPUI Communication Studies Fund

If you love communication, you can support outstanding departmental activities by giving to the:

  • Communication Studies Public Speaking Fund
  • IUPUI Debate Fund
  • Certificate of Theatre Program Fund

If you are a philanthropist, you can contribute to any of the above funds and to:

  • The IUPUI Communication Studies Scholarship
  • The IUPUI Global Health Communication Center Fund

Give now to the Department of Communication Studies

Making an online gift through the IU Foundation’s online giving portal, called MyIU, is quick, easy, and secure. You can make a one-time, multi-payment, or recurring gift. The drop-down box will enable you to select the gift account(s) that support the area(s) of the department that align with your philanthropic interests.

Alumni Spotlight

Melanie Allen 2008 Communication Studies graduate Melanie Allen has been featured as a “Maven to Know” in regional publication Indy Maven (featuring editor and fellow department alumna Leslie Bailey). Melanie’s feature is in celebration of her four years of working for and owning Green Loop Marketing, a boutique marketing agency that specializes in getting local businesses noticed. She serves as the agency’s co-founder and CEO, and built it from the ground up with her co-founder, Meghan Martin. In her spare time, Melanie also serves as the director of communications for Creative Mornings, which is a global lecture series based out of New York City with a chapter located in Indy. Congratulations, Melanie!
Read the full article.— Melanie Allen, 2008 Communication Studies graduate

Alums stay involved with Communication Studies

We love hearing from our alumni! Whether you graduated with your undergraduate Comm degree, MA, or PhD we want to hear from you. Please drop us a line and let us know what you are up to by mailing Mike Polites or Trevor Potts

Do you know who else likes to hear from you? Our current majors. They often want to know what you are doing, where you are working, how you are applying what you learned, and looking to expand their network too. If you are up to speaking to some classes, let us know. We would love to see you again!

Utilizing the communication skills they learned as a Communication Studies student, our graduates have gone on to work in dozens of industries at hundreds of companies including Fortune 500 companies.

Know of an alumnus who is doing great work for the program? Nominate them for an Alumni Award.