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 9,000 members in 300 universities across the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. UW has a student PRSSA chapter that holds 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.

COVID-19: For Autumn Quarter 2020, UW PRSSA will hold online Zoom meetings. Winter and Spring Quarter meetings TBA.

Stay up to date with UW PRSSA on:

* Facebook:
* Twitter: @uwprssachapter
* Instagram: @uwprssachapter

Executive Board
President: Josh Williams
Vice President/Secretary: Jordan Finlay
Communications Director: Dani Beckman
Events Director: Marin Sasaki
Finance Director: Qania Lihawa

Questions? Contact the UW PRSSA email ( or the 2020-2021 Chapter President, Josh Williams (

Download the PRSSA application. Applications may be submitted via while UW offers remote learning.

Information on Public Relations courses at UW.