Code of Ethics

As a PRSA member, if you are faced with an ethical dilemma—and most likely you have been or will be—you have resources and support:

Gary McKillips, APR, Fellow PRSA, is the Georgia Chapter’s Ethics Officer. He offers consultation based on the Code of Ethics and is a great resource for our members. He can be reached via email.

PRSA Member Code of Ethics Pledge

I pledge:

  • To conduct myself professionally, with truth, accuracy, fairness and responsibility to the public;
  • To improve my individual competence and advance the knowledge and proficiency of the profession through continuing research and education;
  • And to adhere to the articles of the Member Code of Ethics 2000 for the practice of public relations as adopted by the governing Assembly of the Public Relations Society of America.
  • I understand and accept that there is a consequence for misconduct, up to and including membership revocation.
  • And, I understand that those who have been or are sanctioned by a government agency or convicted in a court of law of an action that fails to comply with the Code may be barred from membership or expelled from the Society.