Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

Academic - LAS, Media Production, Special Interest


The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. The Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' primary purpose is to promote interest and professionalism in the gathering, presentation and intelligent consumption of news and to support the fundamental rights of freedom of speech and of the press.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File 2017SPJconstitutionratified.docx
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 11
ISU Members 3
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Iowa State Students
Allowed Officers Greenlee Students
Membership Qualifications An interest in journalism.
Membership Restrictions none
Elections/Selection New officers are elected in November of every year.
Meetings Second and fourth Monday evenings, exact schedule TBD.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Consideration of journalism issues. Might include speakers, trips, outreach, discussions and more.

Description of Special Events

First Amendment Days celebration, late April. A celebration of our First Amendment rights, featuring speakers, workshops and activities on central campus. Regional SPJ convention.