The University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) was chartered in 2005, one year following establishment of the public relations major at Belmont. Belmont's PRSSA chapter already has distinguished itself in student leadership excellence and professional development. The chapter has received national PRSSA awards in ethics advocacy, chapter development, and outstanding relationship with the sponsoring local professional chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
In 2009 the Belmont PRSSA chapter was one of six chapters - out of 284 nationally - to receive the PRSSA Star Chapter Award. This distinction recognizes excellence in 10 different criteria including community service, ethics advocacy, and engagement with the sponsoring PRSA chapter. Members of the Belmont chapter regularly participate in regional and national PRSSA activities including the PRSSA National Conference.
Membership in the Belmont University chapter of PRSSA includes national PRSSA membership. Membership is open to students who are interested in public relations. Participation in the chapter offers benefits of leadership development, one-on-one mentoring by public relations professionals in the Nashville area, access to PRSSA Job Center resources, and regular professional development opportunities. The chapter sponsors monthly membership meetings with guest speakers as well as special events throughout the year. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BelmontPRSSA.