Ithaca College Student Organizations Public Relations Student Society of America

Public Relations Student Society of America


Let Us Introduce Ourselves:

Ithaca College's PRSSA chapter is housed in the Roy H. Park School of Communications in Ithaca, New York. The Department of Strategic Communication offers two undergraduate degree programs: a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications, providing a strategic blending of courses in public relations, advertising, and marketing, and a B.S. in Communication Management and Design, offering a concentration in corporate communication or instructional design; and a graduate program in Communications. Ithaca College strives to become the standard of excellence for residential comprehensive colleges, fostering intellect, creativity, and character in an active, student-centered learning community. Our PRSSA chapter hosts networking events, workshops for career development, and an annual fundraiser.


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.

PRSSA mission 

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. 

Value in Joining

There are so many opportunities when you join the Ithaca College chapter of PRSSA. Those opportunities include access to internships, leadership, and scholarship opportunities and also a network of peers and professionals that can help launch your career. From the very beginning we teach our members the essentials of public relations through workshops and seminars with professionals. Each semester we provide members with hands-on public relations experience with a networking event in the Fall and our annual Swish for Make-A-Wish event in the Spring. Members plan the event from start to finish and are split up into teams to find value in each part of the public relations sector. Joining PRSSA is truly a sneak peek into the public relations world. Jumpstart your career today!