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.






North Carolina State University's Public Relations Student Society of America is in accordance with the national PRSSA chapter's mission statement:

  • To serve our members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities;
  •  To serve the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals.