The University of Northern Iowa PRSSA is a student organization affiliated with the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) that is dedicated to public relations development through various opportunities offered to its members. Chartered on January 18, 1981, the UNI chapter has received numerous national awards, including Outstanding Chapter, Outstanding Chapter Firm, Outstanding Newsletter, and Outstanding Website. The chapter also publishes a newsletter and runs its own public relations firm.
Legacy PR, the student-run public relations firm, offers members the opportunity to work with real clients on various public relations activities. Projects include survey research and focus groups, the creation of publicity materials, radio and television advertising, collateral pieces, special events planning and implementation, fundraising activities, campaign development and execution. www.legacypr.weebly.com
The PRogressor, the UNI PRSSA newsletter, is published each semester by Legacy PR. The PRogressor offers PRSSA members a great opportunity to get their works published, as well as invaluable hands-on experience running a publication.