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.
Kia Vang, President
Austin Thomson, Vice President
William Du, Secretary
Audrey Klackner, VP of Public Relations
Alexandra Comnenos, VP of Communications
Grace Han, VP of Marketing
Megan Cuddie, VP of Events
Nina Dubinsky, Webmaster
Deborah Warren, VP of Member Services
Jill Christensen, Promotions Coordinator
Jacqueline Leung, Media Coordinator
Contact the 2015-2016 Chapter President, Kia Vang with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the PRSSA application.
Information on Public Relations courses at UW.