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Zeta Phi Eta: DePaul's New Student Organization Focusing on Communication Students

ZPE executive board members
The ZPE executive board enjoys a socially distant picnic. (Image courtesy of Zeta Phi Eta)

DePaul's new chapter of Zeta Phi Eta (ZPE), a professional fraternity with a focus on communication arts and sciences, is excited to hit the ground running this fall. Placing an emphasis on community, gaining real-world experiences and achieving career goals, ZPE offers a wide range of activities and networking events to help students navigate a variety of careers related to communication.

What makes ZPE unique is how it blurs the lines between different communication majors. Instead of differentiating between different majors, like PRAD, Journalism or Communication Studies, ZPE wants to connect all College of Communication students under the one thing they are all passionate about: communication.

Despite the many challenges that students are facing right now, ZPE is focused on engaging new and current members with unique networking experiences and fostering a community where all communication students, regardless of their background and experience level, can have a place to learn and grow. Hannah Coyle, a senior studying journalism and the president of Zeta Phi Eta, says she's excited about the organization she has helped create and that ZPE is still able to connect with a diverse body of students even from a distance.

Even though they're unable to meet in person right now, ZPE has a lot of fun activities planned for this quarter and beyond. Marie Florov, a sophomore double majoring in communication and media and English and the VP of brotherhood for ZPE, says that they have already hosted a socially-distant picnic. In the future, they plan to have career workshops, mental health workshops, internship fairs and networking opportunities. These unique events are geared towards helping members gain real-world experience and find jobs in the field.

ZPE has seen so much growth in such a short amount of time, and new members have had a tangible impact on shaping the future of ZPE. Coyle says that “anyone who joins gets to be a part of the crafting and perfecting of a coalition of communication students, all driven to professional futures in the field."

Even though fall recruitment is over, there are still plenty of ways in get involved and prepare for winter recruitment and beyond. ZPE is excited to connect with other communication students that are passionate about the success of their professional careers. Through ZPE, students have the resources to explore so many different careers within communication and find a path they love.

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