In 1968, 20 years after its own establishment, PRSA founded the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship between college students and professional public relations practitioners.

PRSSA began with chapters on nine campuses and had a total membership of 196. Today, the student society has more than 6,500 members in 220 chapters on college campuses across the country. PRSSA is the premier pre-professional organization for public relations students and is part of PRSA's Professional Development Division.

To be chartered, a PRSSA chapter must be sponsored by a PRSA chapter. It also must meet academic and membership criteria. The relationship between the local chapters of the PRSA and PRSSA is nurtured through members of the parent chapter who volunteer as professional advisors to the students and link with faculty advisors.

Buffalo State Faculty Advisor:
Deborah A. Silverman, Ph.D., APR
Buffalo State College
Communication Department
225 Bishop Hall
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
[email protected]

Buffalo State Professional Advisor:
Stanton Hudson, APR, Fellow PRSA
Executive Director
Theodore Rosevelt Inaurgural Site Foundation
641 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202
[email protected]

Buffalo State Chapter President:
Zack Reese
Buffalo State PRSSA Office
37 Bishop Hall
Buffalo, NY 14222

SUNY Fredonia Faculty Advisor:
Ann Carden, APR
Assistant Professor of Communication
SUNY Fredonia
304 McEwen Hall
Fredonia, NY 14063
[email protected]

SUNY Fredonia Professional Advisor:
Rick A. Davis, APR
Executive Director
1891 Fredonia Opera House
9 Church St., PO Box 384
Fredonia, NY 14063
[email protected]

SUNY Fredonia Chapter President:
Brianna Price
Fredonia PRSSA Office
304 McEwen Hall
Fredonia, NY 14063
[email protected]

Canisius College Faculty Advisor:
Catherine Foster, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Canisius College
2001 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14208
[email protected]

Canisius College Professional Advisor:
Eileen Herbert
Director, Public Relations
Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
[email protected]

Canisius College Chapter President:
Kate Anticolo
Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
[email protected]

Buffalo Niagara PR Clubs (Unaffiliated)

University at Buffalo Faculty Advisor:
Lance Rintamaki, Ph.D.
Department of Communication
University at Buffalo
313 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-1158
[email protected]

University at Buffalo Professional Advisor:
Donald Goralski, APR
Senior Public Relations Officer
UB Red Jacket Quadrangle
Buffalo, NY 14261
716-645-3391, Ext. 108
[email protected]

University at Buffalo Chapter President:
Alexander Pukos
UB PR Club Office
359 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
[email protected]

Niagara University Faculty Advisor:
Joseph Sirianni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
325 Dunleavy Hall
Niagara University, NY 14109
[email protected]

Niagara University Professional Advisor:
Michael J. Freedman
Associate Director of Public Relations & Manager of Online Content
Niagara University
Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center, Room 318
Niagara University, NY 14109
[email protected]

Niagara University Chapter President:
Jennifer Gallo
Niagara University, NY 14109
[email protected]

Hilbert College Faculty Advisor:
Donald E. Vincent, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Digital Media and Communication
Hilbert College
140B Bogel Hall
Hamburg, New York 14075
[email protected]

St. Bonaventure University Faculty Advisor:
David Kassnoff, Ph.D.
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
216 Murphy Professional Building
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
[email protected]