In 1968, 20 years after its own establishment, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) founded the Public Relations Student Society of America. The declared purpose of PRSSA is to cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners. The student society aims to foster the following:
* Understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession
* Appreciation of the highest ethical ideals and principles
* Awareness of an appropriate professional attitude
* Appreciation of Associate Membership in PRSA and eventually accredited membership
Today the Public Relations Student Society of America has more than 9,600 members in 284 universities across the country. UW has a student PRSSA chapter that has bi-weekly meetings. The chapter hosts skill-based workshops, panels with local professionals and alumni, office tours; and gives members opportunities for networking, professional development, and employment through internships and post-grad positions.
Co-Presidents: Jill Christensen and Natalie McCullough
Vice President: Madi Pappas
VP of Communications: Catherine McCool
VP of Member Services: Parker Lawson
VP of Events: Allen Chueh
Creative Director/Webmaster: Gabby Phillips
VP of PR: Francheska Pondevida
VP of Marketing: Jae Rim
Download the PRSSA application.
Information on Public Relations courses at UW.