Student Organizations

Group photo of pharmacy students in a student organization - AZO

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: Wilmer Gonzalez at Wilmer.gonzalez@uconn.edu

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists [AAPS] UConn Student Chapter

The mission of the 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.

Contact: Gowtham.Yenduri@uconn.edu

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: Roy Walton at roy.walton@uconn.edu

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: Hannah Ayers at Hannah.ayers@uconn.edu

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 kory.stussel@uconn.edu.

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee's purpose is to support and advocate 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.

Additional Info: 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 (adrian.hernandez-diaz@uconn.edu) and Dr. Adams (kathleen.adams@uconn.edu).

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: Lindsey Sawtelle lindsey.sawtelle@uconn.edu
Faculty member: Andrew Weimer Andrew.weimer@uconn.edu

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: Robert Koziol Robert.koziol@uconn.edu

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: Leanne Varga at leanne.varga@uconn.edu

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.pacheco@uconn.edu

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, Kyra Durfee: kyra.durfee@uconn.edu or pharmacystudentgov@gmail.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: Eileen Yum-Chan at eileen.yum-chan@uconn.edu

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: Sarah Pacheco Sarah.pacheco@uconn.edu

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: Maria Latta at Maria.Latta@uconn.edu

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: Ethan Wang yifeng.wang@uconn.edu

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 sidra.khan@uconn.edu

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.dalton@uconn.edu

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.

Contact: Lauren.Bronson@uconn.edu
Faculty member is Jennifer.Girotto@uconn.edu