About American University PRSSA

Helping students discover the world of public relations since 1975

Since 1975, American University’s award-winning Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has been dedicated to bringing advertising, public relations, marketing, and communication students together both professionally and socially.

Our members create large networks on campus and across the nation. American University PRSSA opens doors, granting student members access to exclusive internships, scholarships, firm site-visits, and guest speakers.

We strive to ensure our students are able to explore all facets of the communication field before leaving the classroom. Our on-campus events feature PR leaders working in entertainment, sports, non-profit, public affairs, crisis, and political communications.

Our Chapter has played host to multiple regional and national conferences over the years, most recently co-hosting the 2014 PRSSA National Conference.

Who Are We?

We are American University’s award-winning chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). We are over 70 student members strong; hundreds of our alumni have gone on to work in the public relations fields since our founding in 1975.

Our Mission

We work to connect the public relations, advertising, marketing, and communication professionals of the future with the resources, mentors, and networks that will benefit them far into their futures after they have graduated.

Our Goal

We want students to explore all sides of communication before leaving the classroom. Our goal is to bring the most relevant and influential agencies and individuals to campus, taking full advantage of our location in Washington, DC.