To Join

To join PRSA Chicago, you must fill out a membership application on the PRSA website. PRSA handles all membership applications, billing questions and renewals.


To help in 2021, PRSA Chicago is investing more in its members and has reduced the cost of chapter membership for the coming year. We hope you are able to take advantage of this opportunity to continue to develop your skills and career, and build your network.

You will find the membership types listed on the PRSA website.

2021 Dues Schedule

- Regular Member: $70 (Regular fee is $75)
- Associate Member: $25 (Regular fee is $35)
- Retiree Member: $25 (Regular fee is $35)
- Group Member: If you have 5 or more members, sign up for a Group Membership.

Be Part of Your Local PR Community

PRSA Chicago is one of the largest chapters in the country. The chapter was founded in 1948 to provide professionals with programs and activities designed to meet their needs for professional development and networking. Today, its almost 500 members represent a cross-section of industries, with a diverse mix of Fortune 100 corporations, public relations agencies, associations, and non-profit organizations.

The goal of PRSA Chicago is to advance the profession of public relations, promote high professional and ethical standards and build the reputation of the profession in the Chicago area.

Broaden Your Knowledge Base

PRSA Chicago offers monthly programs, professional development workshops, job search services and an annual awards program. Chapter programs addresses trends and challenges that impact the profession, with top-notch speakers who provide relevant, how-to information to help you stay current with a rapidly changing profession.

Expand Your Professional Horizons

Become involved through volunteer opportunities and committees to help sharpen your leadership skills, make new contacts and grow as a professional. The Young Professionals Network (YPN) provides a forum for recent graduates. Accreditation, a voluntary certification program administered by PRSA, is a great way for professionals to demonstrate their commitment to the profession and make a leap in career and personal development.

For More Information

For more information, contact Naomi Adams Bata and Joseph Tateoka, 2021 Membership Co-chairs at [email protected].