Public Relations Student Society of America


The Shippensburg University Chapter of PRSSA has dedicated itself to serving the university as well as businesses and non-profit organizations in the surrounding community. The chapter is over 15 years old and membership is available to any student on campus interested in public relations and integrated marketing. 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 PRSSA and eventually accredited membership

Today, the Public Relations Student Society of America has more than 9,600 members in 284 universities across the country.


SUPR is a student-operated public relations firm. As a Communication/Journalism Department co-curricular organization, SUPR takes on real-world clients on- and off-campus each semester and provides a wide-ranging number of professional PR services, including: research, publication design, website design, and promotional campaigns. Student members do not have to be Comm/Journ majors - if you have an interest in public relations, advertising, or promotional communication, then SUPR is the place for you.