The scholastic press organizations of
the School of Journalism and Mass Communications serve middle and
high school journalism programs in South Carolina (S.C. Scholastic
Press Association) and the southern region (Southern Interscholastic
Both SCSPA and SIPA are dedicated to the advancement of scholastic
journalism. Through their publications, workshops, conferences,
conventions, evaluations, critiques and various competitions, SCSPA
and SIPA strive to promote and uphold a high degree of professionalism
in scholastic journalism and mass communication.
Both organizations provide advisers with resources
for their individual needs and help establish a network of support
through each organizations membership.