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What is SAA?

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is a graduate student organization that is dedicated to advancing the interests of students pursuing a career in audiology. SAA is the national student division of the American Academy of Audiology. The Pitt SAA chapter promotes public awareness of audiology and student involvement in social, community, and educational programs. Each year, the organization plans advocacy, humanitarian, social, educational and fundraising events.

What is our mission?

The mission of the Student Academy of Audiology is to serve as a collective voice for students within the chapter area and to advance the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. Chapters will engage students in lifelong professional activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provide services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve.

Who can join?

Graduate students enrolled full-time in the Doctor of Audiology at the University of Pittsburgh are welcome. The chapter may include undergraduates from the university or chapter area who express an interest in exploring further study in audiology. The chapter will determine dues and privileges for these undergraduates as associate members. Undergraduate chapter members are required to be members of national SAA.

Want to get involved?

SAA is involved on-campus and in the community. Here are a couple of examples of the events we plan each year:

Education:

  • Spring Conference
  • Trivia Bowl
  • Attendance at PAA, ASHA, and AAA conferences
  • Career Seminar Series
  • Professional Seminar Series

Advocacy:

  • Health Fairs (Hearing Screenings)
  • Rec-O-Mania
  • Burgh Bash
  • Ask Me About Audiology Campaign

Social:

  • Welcome Back BBQ
  • Holiday Parties
  • Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games

Humanitarian:

  • Special Olympics Healthy Hearing
  • Community Hearing Screenings
  • Volunteering at Squirrel Hill Food Pantry

Events:

  • White Coat Ceremony
  • Spring Conference

Fundraising:

  • Popcorn and T-shirt Sales

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