How to Join

Any current DePaul University student can join SPJ/ONA DePaul. Here’s how:

1) Required: Fill out the SPJ/ONA DePaul Membership Form and return it to Amy Merrick’s office at 1111, 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Loop campus. You can also email it to Chapter President Ally Pruitt ( Please use subject line “SPJ/ONA New Member Form.”

2) Required: Go to the SPJ website to pay your national SPJ dues ($37.50 a year, or $100 for a four-year membership), plus a $5 annual membership fee for SPJ DePaul, which goes toward campus journalism events. Go here.

On the SPJ website, choose a student membership. Under “Local Chapter Dues,” check the box next to “I wish to pay local chapter dues to…” In the first box, type “5.” In the second box, type “DePaul University.”

3) Optional: SPJ/ONA DePaul members can join the Online News Association for $25 a year. Go here.

About two weeks after you join online, you’ll receive a national membership card in the mail. You also will begin to receive email updates from our chapter.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @spjonadepaul for updates. We are on Facebook at SPJ/ONA DePaul chapter. Other good Twitter follows are @DePaulJOUR@spj_tweets, @ona and @onachicago.

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