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SHP Student Organizations

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School of Health Professions Student Organizations

American Red Cross Student Organization - The American Red Cross Student Organization is a service organization that helps create awareness and prepare students for emergencies and disasters. Events include a blood drive, CPR training classes, and fundraisers for natural disaster relief.

SHP Student Ambassador Society - an organization committed to providing service to UTMB School of Health Professions alumni (Past), current students (Present), and incoming students (Future). We would like to establish an organization of enthusiastic student representatives who can give tours around campus, provide service to the surrounding community of Galveston County, Alumni Affairs and Prospective Student Recruiting efforts. In the following pages, you can explore some of the ways in which we serve all the students who comprise the UTMB School of Health Professions community.

Alpha Eta - Alpha Eta is the national honor society for allied health professionals. The society recognizes those allied health professionals who have excelled in their field. This recognition is extended to students, alumni, and faculty members. The society promotes both scholarship and fellowship among its members. This commitment to collaboration is reflected in the motto of the society: Together We Serve.

American Academy of Physician Assistants - To ensure the professional growth, personal excellence, and recognition of physician assistants, and to support their efforts to enable them to improve the quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered health care.

Texas Academy of Physician Assistants - Texas Academy of Physician Assistants is the premier PA organization in Texas. The mission of TAPA is to represent and serve PAs statewide and promotes the PA profession through education, quality services and advocacy of optimal healthcare.

Lambda Tau CLS Honor Society - To develop cooperation and unity among the students in medical technology and clinical laboratory science; to encourage high scholastic standards and enhance the student's interest in the profession.

Pi Alpha Honor Society for Physician Assistants - Pi Alpha is the national physician assistant honor society organized for the promotion and recognition of significant academic achievement, leadership, research, community/professional service, and related activities, and the encouragement of a high standard of character and conduct among both physician assistant students and graduates.

Pi Theta Epsilon - National Honor Society, Occupational Therapy - The mission of Pi Theta Epsilon is to support the development of occupational sciences and the practice of authentic occupational therapy by promoting research and other scholarly activities by its members. In this way, the organization serves not only the profession, but helps to insure quality health care services for the general public.

Respiratory Care Student Association - The mission of the Respiratory Care Student Association (RCSA) is to promote awareness of the respiratory therapy profession, participate in educational activities and raise funds to support goals of advancing the education of students. A further mission of UTMB's RCSA is to provide an environment that is friendly and supportive to its current and prospective students. American Association for Respiratory Care

SOCLS - Student Organization of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

SOTA - Student Occupational Therapy Association - The Student Occupational Therapy Association (S.O.T.A) advances quality, availability, use and support of occupational therapy through education, promotion, service, and fundraising on behalf of the students of occupational therapy at UTMB.

Student Physical Therapy Association - Created to bring together classmates for fundraising and community events. It is an educational and non-profit organization that will work together to volunteer time to the community, take part in continuing education opportunities outside the classroom representing the physical therapy profession, and to act with honor, integrity, and respect in all endeavors. Participation includes St. Vincent's Clinic, Adaptive Fishing Tournaments, Adaptive Aquatics Sports Day, Ronald McDonald House, Bake Sales, T-shirt sales and other volunteer work in the community.

University Wide Student Organizations

Student Life - Student Organizations
There are over 50 student organizations at UTMB. Most are professional and discipline specific. Others are cultural, religious and social. Student Organizations each year participate in and organize hundreds of projects for the campus and the Galveston community. In the course of planning and implementing organizational activities, students need information on the use of University facilities, budgeting, outside vendors and planning strategies. The Office of Student Life is the resource for students and student organizations. It can provide valuable information and save lots of time and energy for busy students.

Student Organizations Handbook

Leadership Resources

Student Government Association

If you have any questions, please contact:

Michelle Conley
Student Recruiting and Events Coordinator
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
UTMB School of Health Professions
301 University Blvd, 4.226
Galveston, TX 77555-1136
P: (409) 772-3006
F: (409) 772-1550