Student Organizations

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Our award-winning JSU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter’s mission is to enhance education, broaden networks, and launch careers.

Our chapter has received the following awards for our dedicated work:  

  • 2022 PRSSA Chapter Development Award from Alabama PRSA
  • 2022 Student Development Award from the JSU Cocky Awards
  • 2023 Honorable Mention for the National PRSSA Pacesetter Award (Spring Semester)
  • 2023 National PRSSA Star Chapter Award
PRSSA Members

Founded in 2015, our organization is open to all majors and serves as a professional student branch of its affiliated, prestigious national organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). We are a professional student organization in which students learn about the public relations and communication fields, through networking with industry professionals, practicing valuable skillsets, and participating in other workshop and volunteer opportunities. We also have access to exclusive membership benefits, such as scholarship and internship opportunities, and get involved at the university, state, regional, and national levels. 

For more information, students can contact our chapter’s faculty advisor, Dr. Breann Murphy, at or email any inquiries to

Students can also find JSU PRSSA on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and can join our organization by visiting the national PRSSA website

Society of Professional Journalists

In the spring of 2021, several students in the Department of Communication came together to reinstitute the department’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Working with the regional representatives, the students established due paying membership, and are an active chapter now holding monthly meetings each semester. The organization is an opportunity for aspiring media professionals to discuss best practices, ethics, and to network with industry employers, professionals, and with each other.

Students interested in joining should contact the chapter advisor, Mr. Ben Cunningham at: