On average, PSU has 150 core members who attend PSU events and meetings at least twice a month. Students can join the Philadelphia Student Union at one of our school based chapters or by coming to a citywide Saturday meeting. Our weekly citywide Saturday meetings are open to any public school student in Philadelphia. Grades are not a prerequisite for becoming a member of PSU, although members are actively encouraged to reclaim their education.

The Philadelphia Student Union is a supportive organization that is often described by students as a family. During our meetings and programs students learn many skills such as, public speaking, teamwork, leadership, writing, research, strategizing and event planning. At each meeting we provide our members with food. Every member of the Philadelphia Student Union gets a Philly Student Union t-shirt.

PSU has our own youth run radio show online. Members who are interested in taking part in the show receive all of the training in interviewing and audio engineering they need to run the show.

Additionally PSU members enjoy a fall and spring leadership retreat that takes place outside the city, as well as trips to conferences, and to visit other youth organizations.