Student Resources

Student Organizations

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

Student Organizations

  • AMCP Logo Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) - 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.  Managed care pharmacy principles are used to help pharmacists in all areas in pharmacy in order to use scientific evidence to achieve healthy outcomes while making the best use of money spent on medications and their management.
  • Alpha Zeta Omega (AZO) - Eligibility: All College of Pharmacy Students. Mission: A professional fraternity selected on the basis of: Character, Fellowship and Scholarship. Objectives include: promoting the profession of Pharmacy, developing high standards of Scholarship, and inculcating a spirit of Fellowship amongst all of its members (co-ed). Contact: President Liz Shulman
  • AAPS logo American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) - Developing Science. Impacting Health. The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists is the national professional society for pharmaceutical scientists.
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy logo American College of Clinical Pharmacy—Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP–SCCP) - 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.
  • American College of Veterinary Pharmacists(ACVP) - To support and strengthen pharmacy services provided to animals. We aim to educate others about this unique patient population. We discuss small and large animal health needs, residencies, and rotations, and have organized fundraisers and therapy dog campus visits.
  • APhA-ASP logo American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) - To be the collective voice of pharmacy students, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy.
  • ASCP logo American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) - 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!
  • CPFI logo Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) - Our mission is to bring harmony between our pharmacy profession and Christian background. As fellow pharmacy students, we know the stresses of academics and how hectic schedules can be. We offer a strong support network and comfortable environment for any student, regardless of faith background. We meet weekly to fellowship with one another through friendship, discussion, and community service. Our annual project is the College of Pharmacy Christmas Drive, where we ask students and staff to donate gifts to families in need.
  • College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) - Working toward a world where every individual with a psychiatric or neurologic disorder has a care team that includes a psychiatric and neurologic pharmacist accountable for optimal medication therapy.
  • ISPE logo Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) - Our mission aims to increase awareness of roles for pharmacists within pharmaceutical industry to the faculty and students of the University of Rhode Island. The chapter also provides many opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Kappa Psi logo Kappa Psi - Kappa Psi is a professional fraternity which promotes leadership and fellowship in pharmacy through a combination of professional, philanthropic, and social events.
  • Lambda Kappa Sigma logo Lambda Kappa Sigma - 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.
  • National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA) - To deliver positive outcomes through collaboration with all professionals involved in the care of oncology patients.
  • NCPA logo National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) - To deliver positive outcomes through collaboration with all professionals involved in the care of oncology patients.
  • PPAG logo Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) - A newly founded organization which aims to advocate for the pediatric pharmacy field through community service, patient outreach and fostering member relationships.
  • Phi Lambda Sigma logo Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) – Pharmacy Leadership Society - To recognize and foster leadership and professional development among pharmacy students. PLS delivers programs, services, individual leadership experiences, and student-led outreach opportunities, fomenting the personal growth of student leaders within the College of Pharmacy.
  • Rho Chi Society Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society - 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.
  • SNPhA Student National Pharmaceutical Association - 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.
  • ASHP Logo Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (SSHP) - 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.

Student Leadership Council

The mission of the Student Leadership Council is: to foster a sense of community in the College of Pharmacy, to promote academic reform, to advocate health and disease prevention, and to promote political advocacy within our profession. The Council is made up of the presidents/vice-presidents of the College of Pharmacy student organizations. SLC advisor is Dr. Erica Estus.