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 (, 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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