Whatever career path you chose, your time at WKU Student Publications helped you build skills to be successful.
We need your support on an ongoing basis to ensure that the exceptional experience students receive from their work on the College Heights Herald, the Talisman, Cherry Creative and Student Publications Advertising continues.
The traditional ways we have been funded — advertising sales for the Herald and relying on university funding for Talisman — have become unreliable.
So we are launching a membership program, aiming to reach out to our alumni and friends, but also to the Bowling Green region, to help us ensure students working for one of our student-led divisions continue getting the top quality experience that helps them build skills and, once they leave the Hill, have an impact in their chosen careers.
Please consider a membership in WKU Student Publications to help us keep that success going. We’ve established membership levels ranging from $5 to $50 or more a month, with the hope that anyone can afford to show their support for our students and their important work.


All members making recurring monthly donations at any membership level will receive a window cling representing the student-led division of their choice.

All Student Publications members will be listed by category on this website.

Additional incentives may be available.


When you go to the WKU Foundation donation page (after you fill out our membership form) you can pay for your membership either in monthly installments or all at once. For example, the entry level of membership can be paid in 12 installments of $5 a month, or in a single payment of $60.


If you work for a company that matches your gift to a 501(c)3 organization (such as the WKU Foundation, where our funds are housed), make sure you fill out the matching gift information on the donation page.

If your company requires a minimum donation for a match to be made available, you have the option of paying your membership level quarterly or annually.

For example, Gannett matches at 100% but requires a minimum contribution of $50. In order to achieve the donation level to qualify for the match, you can pay your membership either quarterly or annually. That effectively doubles the impact of your contribution.

If you have any questions, call or email Chuck Clark at 270-745-4206 or [email protected].


ALLY OF STUDENT PUBLICATIONS | $5-$9.99 a month, or at least $60 a year
ADVOCATE | $10-$19.99 a month, or at least $120 a year
JOURNALIST | $20-$34.99 a month, or at least $240 a year
MASTHEAD | $35-$49.99 a month, or at least $420 a year

Additional incentive
Complimentary admission for two to the annual Student Publications Homecoming Breakfast while actively giving at the Masthead level.

FIRST AMENDMENT CHAMPION | $50+ a month, or at least $600 a year

Masthead incentives, plus
Custom polo shirt with the publication logo(s) of your choice on the left chest.

THE 1924/1925 CLUB | at least $1,924 a year

The 1924/1925 Club commemorates the founding of our flagship student publications, Talisman in 1924 and the College Heights Herald in 1925. Give the amount that represents your favored publication — $1,924 a year for Talisman or $1,925 a year for the Herald. Or support both!

If you want to give monthly, the 1924 Club for Talisman works out to $160.34 a month, and the 1925 Club for the Herald works out to $160.42 a month. (OK, so it’s a few pennies off, but we’re word and visual people!)

First Amendment Champion incentives, plus
Your name listed on a plaque in the lobby of the Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center.



Here’s how to become a member:

  1. Decide the membership level that’s right for you.
  2. Decide the fund into which you want your contribution to flow:
  • Student Publications Legacy Fund – for general needs, and our most critical current needs.
  • Student Publications Fellowship Fund – to support internship experiences for promising students in professional organizations each summer.
  • Student Publications Endowed Fund – an effort to raise a $3 million endowment to provide long-term support to Student Publications and its student-led divisions.

3. Click on the button below that corresponds to the membership level you have chosen: