Learn more about getting involved in the following student organizations through the main University Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) or by contacting the student group's related Department or program.
Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA)
The Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) has as its mission to enhance the education and fellowship of its members, to share ideas and discuss sports medicine-related topics of interest, to provide community service through projects in and around the city of Pittsburgh, and to increase public awareness of the ATSA and the profession of athletic training. Any University of Pittsburgh student who has an interest in the Athletic Training Education Program and/or the profession of Athletic Training is welcome and encouraged to become a member.
Emergency Medical Services Association (EMSA)
Emergency Medical Services Association (EMSA) is the student organization associated with the Emergency Medicine Program. You must be a student in the program to be a member, but guests are welcome at all meetings and events! Meet with EMSA to discover what it means to be an EM major!
Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA)
The University of Pittsburgh's Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA) is an organization designed to enhance the education and fellowship of current and incoming students in the ever growing field of Health Information Management. HIMSA partakes in community service projects and volunteer opportunities throughout the City of Pittsburgh, and conducts fund raising events to support students in attending local and national health information management conferences.
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
NSSLHA is the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of human communication and related disabilities. NSSLHA Pitt’s mission is not only to be a source of information and opportunity for experience in the field, but also to create a community among students. Through volunteering, fundraising, and information sharing, NSSLHA strives to be a resource for students interested in the professions of Speech0Language Pathology and Audiology and the speech and hearing sciences. Any student who is interested in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Speech or Hearing Science. Students at all levels of study are welcome from freshmen to doctoral students.
Rehabilitation Science Student Association (RSSA)
All undergraduate students who have an interest in the rehabilitation science professions are invited to join Rehabilitation Science Student Association (RSSA). As a member of RSSA you will have the opportunity to participate in creative and meaningful community service activities. RSSA promotes networking and mentorship among its members.
SHRS Dean’s Student Advisory Board (SAB)
The Dean’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) was established by Dean Brubaker to provide an ongoing communication forum between SHRS students and elected officers of student organizations, and the Dean’s Office. Along with the SHRS Graduate and Professional Student Organization, SAB sponsors a student travel grant program; holds both open meetings and meetings of the SHRS student leadership; supports the SHRS Finals Week snacks for students; serves as student representatives for school and university events; and sponsors both student and whole school events. Associate Dean Jean Burgess serves as advisor.
SHRS Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO)
The SHRS GPSO operates in tandem with the SHRS Dean’s Student Advisory Board to administer a student travel grant program. SHRS GPSO supports the SHRS Alumni Association’s Final’s Week snacks for students; and sponsors events that support the needs of graduate students. Associate Dean Jean Burgess serve as advisor.
Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)
The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the professional student organization dedicated to the advancement of educational and clinical training in the profession of Audiology with emphasis in enhanced patient care. SAA is affiliated with the American Academy of Audiology. The Pitt Chapter of SAA promotes public awareness of Audiology and student involvement in social, community, and educational programs. Information about SAA meetings along with announcements of coming events will be placed in students' mailboxes and posted in the department.
Student Dietetics Association (SDA)
The SDA's objective is to increase awareness of nutrition related issues, health care, and the importance of the dietetic profession, as well as provide members with volunteer and shadowing opportunities to prepare for their post graduate endeavors. Anyone interested in nutrition and other related health care fields are encouraged to become part of the organization! If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please feel free to contact the SDA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS)
The purpose of PASS is to serve as the certified organization for the students of the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Studies Program, to promote academic achievement and clinical excellence among the program, to guide the incoming class in becoming successful students, community members and clinicians, to aid the faculty with continuing development of the Program through feedback and open communication, to serve the Pittsburgh community through volunteer activities and involvement, and to promote the physician assistant as a member of the health care delivery team at the local, national, and international levels.
Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE)
Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) is the national honor society of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). PTE was developed as a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. This society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in professional entry-level programs at accredited schools across the United States.
Prosthetics and Orthotics Student Organization (POSO)
The Prosthetics and Orthotics Student Organization (POSO) serves to provide graduate students an opportunity to enhance the field of prosthetics and orthotics through advocacy, service, research, development, legislation, leadership, and unity. We aim to share thoughts and research, develop teams, organize events and establish policy. Our goal is to maintain a network of former, current and future MSPO students as well as interdisciplinary students interested in the progress of the field. We invite all those willing to contribute to join us in making the University of Pittsburgh the premier center for Orthotics and Prosthetics. If you have questions or are interested in joining, please contact email@example.com.
Rehabilitation Counseling Student Organization (RCSO)
The purpose of the Rehabilitation Counseling Student Organization is to be a support group for University of Pittsburgh students interested in the field of rehabilitation counseling, and to promote the profession of rehabilitation counseling in academic, clinical and community service, as well as research settings. Furthermore, the purpose is to promote cohesion between incoming students, current students and alumni of SHRS's Rehabilitation Counseling program creating an optimal venue to exchange knowledge and wisdom related to RST while fostering academic and social interaction among its members.
University of Pittsburgh Student Occupational Therapy Association
UPSOTA is an official campus organization comprised of students who are interested in, or are pursuing a degree in, occupational therapy. Membership is open to students enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program or to undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh who are working toward a graduate degree in occupational therapy. Members function to promote occupational therapy as a profession in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. UPSOTA members participate in and promote activities such as attendance at state and national occupational therapy conferences, social events that enhance the students' educational experiences, and community service events.