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Getting Involved

Welcome J-School alumni! You're automatically a member just by virtue of being an E.W. Scripps School of Journalism graduate. Getting involved in this organization means you will help students at OHIO with career advice and give insight on entering the professional job force. Every little bit of effort helps -- you could join our speakers bureau, or participate in one or more of our programs like our annual Senior Saturday event.

The alumni society wants to expand its reach to alumni, offering more services and offering opportunities for alumni to network and gain knowledge. To do it, we need help from as many Scripps graduates as we can. Being involved can be as simple as joining our LinkedIn group, liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or volunteering to attend events with current students. If you are interested, please contact chapter president Ryan Lytle and express your interest in doing more.

How SAF Can Help You

SAF is your conduit for giving back to and staying connected to the journalism school. For example, if you have an idea for programming, outreach or otherwise, let us know. We also can put in you in touch with other alumni, students and E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty. And, it can serve as a credible network for you as you seek new colleagues or new positions in new cities.

Chapter History

The Society of Alumni and Friends is an organization dedicated to enhancing the relationships among alumni, faculty, staff and students of the School of Journalism. The Society provides programming to encourage the development of these relationships.

The Society of Alumni and Friends is an alumni chapter for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. The Society was given its formal charter on March 7, 1997, by the Ohio University Alumni Association. This organization is an official component of the alumni association.


The Society of Alumni and Friends (SAF) has several programs and activities to help build a bridge between Journalism alumni and current students. To facilitate opportunities for students to learn from alumni's "real-world'' experiences and knowledge, the Society has created these specific initiatives:

SENIOR SATURDAY: This annual event provides Senior students with advice, tips, one-on-one consultations and other valuable information through panel discussions and workshops led by Scripps alumni. The day is focused on getting a job in the current job market and succeeding during the first year on the job and beyond. The 2010 event drew more than 100 seniors.

NETWORKING: The society started a LinkedIn page for alumni to connect with one another. The page is available at http://linkd.in/saf_ou.

SPEAKERS BUREAU: Throughout the year, SAF and Scripps faculty and staff may be looking for speakers for classroom lessons, student organization events and school programs. Our organization maintains a listing of alumni willing to serve in this capacity and helps match the appropriate alumni with events and programs that suit their interests. Contact Lindsay Grome if you’re interested in joining.