Student Chapter Kit for Student Advisors

2015-2016 Guidelines for PRCA Student Chapter Membership


NOTE TO STUDENTS WITHOUT A STUDENT CHAPTER: PRCA welcomes students as members, even in areas where there are no organized student chapters. If this applies to you, we encourage you to apply for membership online with this link. If you are paid in full, you'll be able to attend local professional chapter meetings and enter Student Medallion Awards. If you care not sure whether there is a chapter at your school, consult this list of chapters and advisors.


Hello Student Advisors! 

Here are the documents and deadlines you need to coordinate student chapter membership for the 2015-2016 acedemic year and to qualify students for Student Medallion entries. The deadline for delivery of student dues ($25 per person) and student chapter rosters to the State PRCA Board is Friday, November 13, 2015. All students must join during this enrollment period regardless of whether they were members during the last academic year or are new to PRCA. This deadline is meant to ensure students get the most out of their membership with PRCA.


Complete the PRCA Student Membership Spreadsheet with student member information. Email finalized spreadsheet by 5 p.m. on November 13, 2015, to the State VP for Students Suzanne Horsley PhD. Please email Dr. Horsley if you need a copy of the form.

A consolidated check for all PRCA student member dues ($25 per student) must written to PRCA, and postmarked by November 13. Mail to:

Dr. Suzanne Horsley
PRCA VP for Students
Department of Advertising and Public Relations
The University of Alabama
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172

All students whose complete application information and dues are received by the VP for Students by the November 13 deadline will be considered "members in good standing" for the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. Memberships will still be accepted at any time, but later individuals will not count toward student chapter incentives or chapter awards. All members in good standing will receive a PRCA certificate of membership.

Please remember: Only the total number of members in good standing by November 13, 2015, may be used in Student Chapter of the Year entries and PRCA Student Chapter Annual Reports.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENT MEDALLIONS: All students who are members in good standing as of November 13, 2015, will be eligible to compete in the 2016 PRCA Student Medallion competitions. Students join later may be eligible for the medallions competition but ONLY if they've been added to the roster and dues have been received by the deadline for the 2015 Student Medallions entries (date TBA). There will be no exceptions or extensions. Any students who are not PRCA members paid-in-full by the deadline for medallions entries will be disqualified from the competition. Entries with multiple names also will be disqualified if any of the listed students are not PRCA members.

For questions, contact VP of Students Dr. Suzanne Horsley.

Have a Great Year!

2015 Student Membership Guidelines for download can be accessed HERE.

Student application forms for download for chapter use can be accessed HERE.

Online membership form for students without local chapters can be accessed HERE.