Pacesetter Chapter Recognition

The Pacesetter recognizes a Chapter’s success in the areas of membership, national participation and/or Chapter development. Chapters may be nominated by members or the PRSSA National Committee.

Deadline: Recurring through academic year (September–April)


To submit this application (Word or PDF), the Chapter must have fulfilled at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Increased Chapter membership by 5% or more.
  • Participated in PRSSA/PRSA “themed” month (e.g., PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month in October)
  • Differentiated Chapter via strategic Chapter development or Chapter improvement.
  • Participated in a National initiative.
  • Put forth substantial effort into promoting a cause, event, theme, etc. through the Chapter.


The application (Word or PDF) form must be received by the PRSSA Manager of Student Programs Jessica Espinal by the last day of the month the qualification occurred in (e.g., the qualification occurred Feb. 6; the application must be submitted by Feb. 28). The application can only be submitted during the academic year (September-April).

All applications must be typed; handwritten forms will not be accepted. Changes in the size or format of this form will be grounds for disqualification. Supplementary pages will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about the Pacesetter Chapter Recognition, contact the National President.



  • Anderson University (January)
  • Grand Valley State University (February)
  • Kennesaw State University (March)
  • Kennesaw State University (April)
  • Grand Valley State University, Kennesaw State University, University of Memphis, Samford University, West Texas A&M University and American University (September)
  • Penn State University (October)
    • Honorable Mention: Grand Valley State University, Wayne State University and Northern Michigan University (October)


  • Grand Valley State University (January)
  • Grand Valley State University (February)
  • Texas State University (April)
  • Arkansas State University (September)
  • Grand Valley State University (October)
  • Pennsylvania State University (November)


  • Texas State University (February)
  • University of Arkansas – Fayetteville (March)
  • Liberty University (October)
  • Grand Valley State University (November)
  • Grand Valley State University (December)


  • Grand Valley State University (January)
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (February)
  • Grand Valley State University (March)
  • Ohio Northern University (April)


  • Brigham Young University (October)
  • Appalachian State University (April)
  • Brigham Young University (February)
  • California State University, Fullerton (September)
  • Marist College (October)


  • Otterbein University (February)
  • Central Michigan University (April)
  • Sacramento State (March)
  • Marist College (September)
  • University of Florida (October)
  • University of Florida (November)


  • Ohio University (February)
  • Illinois State University (March)
  • Kent State University (April)
  • Marist College (September)
  • Kent State University (October)
  • University of Oklahoma (November)


  • Indiana University (February)
  • Elon University (September)
  • Kent State University (October)


  • Louisiana State University
  • Capital University
  • California State University, Fresno
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • Indiana Wesleyan University


  • University of Alaska, Anchorage