We understand you might have a lot of questions about becoming a PRSSA member but we’ve got answers. National memberships through PRSSA are good for one calendar year and give you access to chapter and national conferences, meetings and resources. Once you graduate, PRSSA membership entitles you to a significantly reduced rate on a professional membership for two years.
How do I register to become a member?
Our membership application for the Fall Semester 2019 is currently closed and will reopen in January for the spring 2020 membership drive.
To become a UGA PRSSA member, please fill out and submit the online form and then pay your dues at the Tate Center Business Office. As a UGA campus organization, we can not accept online or check payments. If you fill out the form but do not pay your dues, you are not a member and your membership is not valid for the 2019-20 academic year.
Where does my money go?
$15 of your membership fee goes to our local chapter to pay for food, supplies, member appreciation socials, etc. and the rest goes to the National PRSSA organization to cover your annual dues.
How long is my membership valid?
Your membership is valid for one year so if you join in the fall of 2019 it will be valid through August of 2020.
Can I join anytime during the year?
No. The National PRSSA organization only offers membership enrollment twice a year (fall and spring).
What is the benefit of joining PRSSA?
While you are a student at UGA, chapter membership provides access to networking opportunities that you can’t get anywhere else. With the largest chapter in the nation, UGA offers an excellent opportunity to meet other like-minded students looking to pursue a career in PR upon graduation. You will also have the opportunity to meet former Grady students now working in the industry as well as seasoned professionals looking to connect with students.
As a PRSSA member, you can use the PRSA Jobcenter and PRSSA Internship Center to find public relations employment opportunities all over the world. You also may join PRSA for just $60 a year as an Associate Member when you graduate, connecting you to 110 Chapters, 16 Professional Interest Sections and industry resources.