The KU School of Journalism hosts three organizations active in promoting excellence in journalism education at the state, regional and national levels.
The Kansas Scholastic Press Association is a non-profit organization composed of Kansas high school and junior high school journalism teachers and their students. This organization promotes excellence in journalism at all levels and focuses on providing journalism education leadership for Kansas teachers and students. KSPA operates numerous contests, conferences and scheduled activities throughout the year.
The Kansas Journalism Institute is one of the nation's best-known summer journalism programs. Each year, it draws about 200 participants from a dozen or more states to the University of Kansas campus.
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications evaluates professional journalism and mass communications programs at colleges and universities.