How to Join

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

1) Mandatory: 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 Rachel Hinton (rfordhinton@gmail.com), if you want. Please use subject header “SPJ/ONA New Member Form”.

2) Mandatory: Go to the SPJ website to pay your national SPJ dues ($37.50 a year), including a $5, one-time membership fee for SPJ DePaul. Go here. SPJ national membership is mandatory for SPJ/ONA DePaul members. IMPORTANT: YOU WILL NOT BE A MEMBER OF SPJ/ONA DEPAUL UNTIL YOU PAY YOUR NATIONAL/DEPAUL SPJ DUES ON THE WEBSITE.

3) Optional: SPJ/ONA DePaul members have the option to join the Online News Association for $25 a year. To do so, 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 at @spjonadepaul for updates. Other good Twitter follows @ona, @spj_tweets and @onachicago.

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