The School of Pharmacy officially recognizes pharmacy student organizations that: are student chapters affiliated with a professional pharmacy-related organization; are pharmacy-related fraternities or sororities; are pharmacy-related honor or professional societies; are pharmacy-related research organizations; or meet a unique need of the students as approved by the Office of the Associate Dean. Each pharmacy student organization is advised by a faculty member.
Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmaceutical Fraternity – Nu Chapter
Alpha Zeta Omega is a pharmaceutical fraternity composed of pharmacists and pharmacy students. The objectives of the organization are: to promote the profession of pharmacy; to develop high standards of scholarship; to inculcate a spirit of fellowship amongst its members; to bring together a body of men and women who, by the diligent maintenance of ethical ideals and faithful service, have proven a credit to their chosen profession; to honor achievement in others; to commend all worthy deeds; to build within the fraternity a triangle composed of three supporting sides which are peace, friendship, and brotherly love.
Contact: President, Isabella Hernandez at email@example.com and Vice President, Sarah Meade at firstname.lastname@example.org
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists [AAPS] UConn Student Chapter
The mission of UConn's American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Student Chapter is to increase student participation in the activities of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists at the local and national levels. The organization works to: increase student awareness of career opportunities and the latest advances and discoveries in the pharmaceutical sciences; provide students with opportunities for professional advancement and leadership development; and foster participation in outreach activities that further the goals and objectives of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. Membership is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at the University of Connecticut.
American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Students of Pharmacy [APhA-ASP] UConn Chapter
The American Pharmacists Association is the national professional society of pharmacists in the United States and is dedicated to improving public health by assisting its members and enhancing the profession of pharmacy. The Academy of Students of Pharmacy is the national professional society of pharmacy students and is an affiliate of the American Pharmaceutical Association [APhA.] Membership is open to all pharmacy and pre-pharmacy students.
Contact: President, Caitlee Callahan at email@example.com and Vice President, Priscilla Ly at firstname.lastname@example.org
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists [ASCP] Connecticut Student Chapter
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is the international professional association that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to advance the practice of senior care pharmacy.
Contact: President, Hannah Ayers at email@example.com and Vice President, Natalie Melvin at firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)
CPNP strives to make sure that every patient with a psychiatric or neurologic disorder has a care team that includes a psychiatric or neurologic pharmacist. CPNP conducts events that center around mindfulness, research advancements, and awareness of psychiatric or neurological disorders.
Contact: President, Jessica Dillon at email@example.com and Vice President, Melanie Groff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean’s Student Liaison Committee (DSLC)
The Dean's Student Liaison Committee keeps the dean and fellow pharmacy students aware of current events within the School of Pharmacy, developing solutions for unexpected or difficult events that may arise during the semester, working together to achieve common goals.
The committee is comprised of six students, two each from the P1, P2, and P3 years. The application process includes answering a few short questions about why a person is interested in joining the group and providing a resume to current committee members, who then vote on the candidates. Those whose applications are accepted during their first year have the option of staying on the committee for three years. Any vacant positions are filled on an ‘as needed’ basis.
Contact: Kory Stuessel at email@example.com.
The School of Pharmacy's Diversity Committee supports and advocates for all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, class, age, or other identifying characteristic. The committee aims to increase diversity within the School of Pharmacy, foster belonging and provide information about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in health care practice.
The committee focuses on the needs of underrepresented groups within the School of Pharmacy and our community. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Interested students should contact: Dr. Hernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Chinenye Anyanwu (email@example.com).
Student contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Industry Pharmacists Organization [IPhO] University of Connecticut Student Chapter
IPhO is an international, nonprofit organization that serves as the global forum for therapeutic innovation and regulatory science. The purpose of the UConn Student Chapter is to raise student awareness of career opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry and medical product development field. As part of this, members will be provided with the experience and tools necessary to expand their personal career development. Members will also be provided with opportunities to collaborate and network with other students and professionals to foster medical innovation and exchange information to help improve public health.
Student Contact: Jung Seo firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty member: Andrew Weimer Andrew.email@example.com
The SoP Journal Club aims to help students understand journal articles by breaking down article components and working through application exercises. For interested students, we also provide opportunities for members to present articles/research in preparation for more traditional journal club settings and beyond. We are open to all learners regardless of program or year--our main focus is to increase article comprehension and create a learning-friendly environment for everyone!
Contact: Co-Chairs, Molly Csere (she/her/hers) at firstname.lastname@example.org and Angela Su (she/her/hers) at email@example.com
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity – Nu Chapter
Kappa Psi is the world’s oldest and largest pharmacy fraternity in the nation. We aim to better the profession of pharmacy and develop leaders with a passion and desire to serve their communities, while creating lifelong personal and professional relationships. The values that this fraternity were built on are Industry, Sobriety, Fellowship, and High Ideals.
Contact: President, Alex Theriault at firstname.lastname@example.org and Vice President, Jacob Salee at email@example.com
Lambda Kappa Sigma International Professional Pharmacy Fraternity [LKS] Alpha Beta Chapter
The mission of Lambda Kappa Sigma is 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, Lauryn Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org and Vice President, Greta Staubly at email@example.com
National Community Pharmacists Association – Connecticut Student Chapter
The National Community Pharmacists Association represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of independent community pharmacies across the United States. The student chapter offers pharmacy students a wide array of opportunities to broaden and enrich their educational experience and gain valuable, real world skills.
Contact: Sarah Pacheco Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Pharmacy Debate Club
The purpose of Pharmacy Debate Club is to encourage students in the pharmacy school to learn different perspectives on ethical and medical issues that affect communities worldwide. Students will also learn how to effectively present their arguments on these issues in a Lincoln Douglas debate format.
Contact: Clifford Chen, President at Clifford.email@example.com or Sydney Westervelt, Vice-President at Sydney.firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty advisor: Dr. Michael White
Pharmacy Student Government (PSG)
The Pharmacy Student Government (PSG) is a student run “umbrella” organization that works to enhance communication between students, faculty, administration, University of Connecticut schools with health-related interests, and other schools of pharmacy. Pharmacy Student Government lobbies for the interests of the students and organizes activities that are social, professional and/or philanthropic in nature. Pharmacy Student Government is comprised of four representatives from each professional program class and up to two representatives appointed from each pharmacy student organization recognized by the Office of Associate Dean. Representatives of the P2, P3 and P4 classes are elected in the first full week in April. The P1 class representatives are elected during the third full week of classes in September. The dean and associate dean serve as ex-officio members of the body.
Questions about PSG can go to President, Mai Vestergaard: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or Vice President, Alyssa Reis: email@example.com
Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity – Alpha Lambda Chapter
Phi Delta Chi is an association formed to advance the science of pharmacy and allied interests, and to foster and promote a fraternal spirit among brothers.
Contact: President, Amber Buske at firstname.lastname@example.org and Vice President, Constance Chan at email@example.com
Phi Lambda Sigma Society – Alpha Gamma Chapter
The Mission of the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society is to foster and recognize leaders and to support leadership commitment.
Contact: President, Isabella Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org and Vice President, Mai Vestergaard at email@example.com
Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity – Alpha Gamma Chapter
Rho Chi is the pharmacy academic honor society that: encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement; advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy; encourages high standards of conduct and character; and fosters fellowship among its members: instills the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry; and to advance the profession.
Contact: Iram Nasreen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students for Accurate Vaccine Information (SAVI)
Students for Accurate Vaccine Information (SAVI) is an organization of inter-professional health students with the aim of supporting the spread of factual, current, and accessible vaccine information through community outreach and education as well as advocating for public health measures and legislation that strengthen robust and equitable vaccine distribution practices. With the proliferation of vaccine misinformation and the increasing politicization of public health practices, there has never been a greater need to promote trust in science, healthcare, and evidence based vaccination practices. Through activities such as literature design and distribution, guest speakers, legislative advocacy, and public health campaigns, SAVI hopes to develop and strengthen community partnerships, expand our knowledge of vaccination best practices, and participate in the medical, ethical, and legal discourse surrounding vaccinations.
Dr. Jody Terranova
Student Chapter American College of Clinical Pharmacists (SCCP-ACCP)
SCCP is the student chapter of the national organization, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Our organization promotes excellence in patient care, research, and education through our community outreach programs such as flu clinics and healthcare-focused presentations in the community. We also provide information to students about careers and opportunities within the field of clinical pharmacy.
Student Contact: President, Kylie Price at email@example.com and Vice President, Molly Csere at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Educational Assistance (SEA) Program
The SEA program is led by highly motivated students and faculty who are interested in providing additional resources to enrich the learning experience for the school of pharmacy student body. Resources are easily accessible through the HuskyCT website under “Pharmacy Academic Resources” and can be viewed by any student or faculty member. SEA also offers review sessions and 1-on-1 tutoring based on student needs.
Contact: President, Iram Nasreen at email@example.com
Student National Pharmacy Association [SNPhA] University of Connecticut Chapter
The Student National Pharmacy Association is an educational service association of students who are concerned about pharmacy and health care related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. The organization plans, organizes, coordinates and executes programs geared toward improving the health, educational, and social environment of the community.
Contact: Sidra Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group [SPPAG]
The mission of the Student Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group is to spread awareness of safe and effective medication use in the pediatric population through the use of seminars and community service.
Contact: Lindsay Dalton at Lindsay.email@example.com
Student Society of Health System Pharmacists [SSHP] Connecticut Student Chapter
The student chapter of the Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists is an affiliate of the national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care, home care, and other components of health care systems.
Faculty member is Jennifer.Girotto@uconn.edu