Public Relations Student Society of America


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.

Stay up to date with UW PRSSA on:
* Facebook:
* Twitter: @uwprssa
* Instagram: @uwprssachapter

Executive Board

President: Loren Pickard
Vice President: Kenneth Applewhaite
VP of Communications: Chris Angkico
VP of Events: Anna Cinamon
Creative Director/Webmaster: Leona Vaughn
VP of PR: Melissa Hedwall
VP of Marketing: Charis Houser

Contact the 2018-2019 Chapter President, Loren Pickard ( with any questions.

Download the PRSSA application.

Information on Public Relations courses at UW.