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Pharm.D. Student Organizations

Participation in student organizations is a vital component of the College of Pharmacy experience. Most students, depending on their particular interests and professional goals, are active in one or more of the following professional pharmacy organizations.

American College of Clinical Pharmacy—Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP–SCCP)

  • Eligibility: All Pharmacy students (PharmD), regardless of class
  • Mission: As a recently established ACCP student chapter, we provide a local connection to the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. SCCP’s goal is to familiarize students with the field of clinical pharmacy by providing information about careers and opportunities within the field of clinical pharmacy, promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education, and encouraging the professional development necessary to function within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Contact: President Aidan Fischer; chapter email:

American Pharmacists Association—Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
Improving medication use. Advancing patient care.

  • Eligibility: All Pharmacy students (PharmD)
  • Mission: To be the collective voice of pharmacy students, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy.
  • Contact: President: Patrick Condon 

America’s Senior Care Pharmacists (ASCP)

  • Eligibility: All pharmacy students (PharmD)
  • Mission: ASCP empowers pharmacists and students to enhance quality of care for older adults through the appropriate use of medications and the promotion of healthy aging. The student chapter’s goal is to promote intergenerational community outreach and networking for pharmacy students. The focus is on healthy living and wellness across ALL ages…even as students!
  • Contact: President: Connie Wang

American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)

  • Eligibility: All pharmacy students, regardless of class (PharmD)
  • Mission: Networking with professionals and students within the field of pharmacy and closely related fields. Increase the knowledge of students about careers in pharmacy practice health systems. Increase cooperation among pharmacy schools, ASHP Affiliated State Chapters, and ASHP in addressing the needs of students. ASHP represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other health care systems.
  • Contact: President Andy Webb

 Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)

  • Eligibility: All pharmacy students, regardless of class (PharmD and BSPS)
  • Mission: Our mission is to grow spiritually as Christian Pharmacists while promoting fellowship among Christian pharmacists, pharmacy students, and families; to provide the resources and expertise needed to encourage and promote the integration of Christian principles and standards within the practice of pharmacy. CPFI activities include the giving tree, bible studies and planning the Jamaica Mission Trip!
  • Contact: President: Noelle Cordova

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Improving Health Care Worldwide

  • The uniting vision for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a future in which everyone has the best care and health possible. Although the problems are big and daunting, IHI resolves to approach them with optimism grounded in rigorous science, hard work, and a relentless drive for results. IHI is a recognized innovator, convener, and generous leader, a trustworthy partner, and the first place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone, anywhere who wants to change health care profoundly for the better.

International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) Student Chapter

  •  Eligibility: All Pharmacy Students (including graduates, PharmD, and BSPS)
  •  Mission: The ISPE  Student Chapter is dedicated to educating students in the conduct of pharmacoepidemiologic research, promoting student participation in ISPE activities, and encouraging collaboration between students, faculty members, healthcare practitioners, and decision-makers.

Kappa Psi

  • Eligibility: All pharmacy students (PharmD)
  • Mission: Kappa Psi is a professional fraternity, which promotes leadership and fellowship in pharmacy through a combination of professional, philanthropic, and social events.
  • Contact: President: Patrick Lee

Lambda Kappa Sigma

  • Eligibility: All pharmacy students (PharmD)
  • Mission: To promote the profession of pharmacy among women and advance women within the profession by developing its members as individuals and leaders through the support of fellow members while encouraging a high standard of professional ethics and scholarship.
  • Contact: President: Paige Kennedy

 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

  • Eligibility: All pharmacy students, regardless of class (PharmD)
  • Mission: Dedication to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the US. Nationally represent, promote and defend the professional and proprietary interests of independent community pharmacists. Committed to high-quality pharmacist care and promoting the health of the public. Value the right to petition to serve the needs of those represented. Utilize resources to achieve these ends in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
  • Contact: President: Morgan Perich

Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS)–Pharmacy Leadership Society
To promote future pharmacy leaders, who are made, not born.

  • Eligibility: Membership is by peer recognition Applicants must have attained a 2.5 GPA and be in at least their 1st professional year. (PharmD)
  • Mission: To foster and recognize leaders and support leadership commitment. To motivate and facilitate the acceptance of opportunities to serve in a leadership role. To acknowledge leadership achievement. To develop and deliver programs and services to assist those who desire to serve in a leadership role and to sustain leadership commitment.
  • Contact: President: Dominic DeFilipi

Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society

  • Eligibility: Completion of 6 semesters towards a professional degree in pharmacy. Attainment of a 3.00 GPA in both overall university and pharmacy coursework. Must be in the top 20% of the class.
  • Mission: Rho Chi is dedicated to a dual purpose: Our first aim is to promote the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences and the profession of pharmacy. Our second aim is to foster good fellowship among members for it is only by organized efforts and cooperative action that our first aim can be accomplished.
  • Contact: President: Ashley Jackson

 Spanish for the Use in Pharmacy Practice (SUPP)

  • Eligibility: All pharmacy students
  • Mission: SUPP is an upcoming pharmacy organization focused on the utilization of the Spanish language in the pharmacy setting to increase patient’s knowledge and confidence regarding their medications and health.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

  • Eligibility: All pharmacy students, regardless of class (PharmD)
  • Mission: SNPhA is an educational service association for pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy issues and the poor minority representation health-related professions. The purpose of SNPhA is to execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health of the community.
  • Contact: President: Amala Murthy

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

  • Eligibility: All College of Pharmacy students
  • Mission: National professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners.  To serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care.
  • Contact: President: John Hoolahan

Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)

  • Eligibility: All pharmacy students regardless of class
  • Mission: A newly founded organization which aims to advocate for the pediatric pharmacy field through community service, patient outreach, and fostering member relationships.
  • Contact: President: Brianna Robare

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