Student Chapters

Student Chapters

Student Chapters

RSA Student Chapters provide a forum for gathering locally as rhetoricians and can serve a variety of rhetoric-related functions.

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Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Our collaboration with Taylor & Francis allows members access to full content in all back issues of the journal

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Become a Member

Become a Member

Become a Member

Joining RSA puts you into direct contact to RSA conferences and institutes, and other RSA members-only resources

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Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

The Rhetoric Society of America gives a Book Award and a Dissertation Award for the best work in rhetorical study in a given year.

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Latest News


Statement on Issues Related to Inclusion and Equity in Communication and Rhetoric

In the past week, a controversy has emerged in Communication Studies that highlights the problems that result when expressed commitments to equity do not lead to the changes necessary to embrace structurally marginalized people.


RSA Executive Director’s Statement on NCA Diversity Controversy

The last few days have witnessed controversy over a letter written by the Distinguished Scholars of the National Communication Association, of which I am one, in response to a change in the process for selecting its Distinguished Scholars, of which I was a signatory. Some of you may not be familiar with NCA’s DS designation, so permit me to provide a brief background.


2020 RSA 19th Biennial Conference—Call for Proposals Reminder

Please join us in Portland at the RSA 2020 biennial conference, focused on the theme of “Rhetoric / Hospitality.” Submit your proposals by the deadline of July 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM.


RSA 19th Biennial Conference - 2020 Pre-Convention Events

A variety of events are planned for May 21, the day before the opening of the conference, including:

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 June 2019 
May 21-24, 2020

RSA 19th Biennal Conference

Hilton Portland Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon

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RSA 20th Biennal Conference

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland

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