Founded in 1967, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession. PRSSA is made up of nearly 7,000 students and advisers organized into 325 plus Chapters in the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. We are headquartered in New York City, and led by a National Committee of PRSSA and PRSA members. We have a rich history of support from our parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), which offers professional development, networking opportunities and news.

Thank you for nominating your Chapter for the PRSA 2022 Chapter Diversity and Inclusion Award. Up to three Chapters may be recognized for their diversity and inclusion programming with a 1st, 2nd, or honorable mention honor, financial award (1st receives $350/2nd receives $150 and an honorable mention certificate), a spotlight on the PRSA Diversity web page and participation in the PRSA National Diversity and Inclusion Committee Initiatives (webinar, Twitter chats, social media events, etc.)

The applications process includes two parts: (1) question responses that outline your Chapter's definition of diversity and inclusion and detail your diversity and inclusion initiative achievements and (2) supporting documentation/best practice details that further highlight your Chapter's diversity and inclusion programming in support of your nomination submission.

The Chapter Diversity and Inclusion Awards are given to the Chapters that embody and demonstrate key values in diversity and inclusion, outlined in the PRSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee's mission.

In order for your Chapter to apply for a Chapter Diversity and Inclusion Award, your Chapter must have:

  • Initiated and/or maintained a diversity and inclusion program between July 31, 2021 and July 30, 2022.
  • Demonstrated a significant contribution toward diversity and inclusion. 

 *Chapters with demonstrated best practices in racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, and/or  gender differences as well as diverse mindsets and skill sets will be given special consideration.