Student organizations

Participation in student organizations is a great way to develop or strengthen your skills in collaboration, communication, and leadership and to apply what you learn in the classroom in real world situations. Active involvement in organization activities also provides you with opportunities to network and engage in professional development, social, and other programs with your classmates, alumni, and established health professionals.

In addition to program- and college-specific student orgs, there are hundreds of groups at the university level to help you meet people, have focused fun, make a difference, and maximize your Wayne State experience. Check out the Dean of Students Office list of student orgs active in previous academic years to see the wide range of possibilities.

To get more information on starting or reestablishing a student organization or to learn about resources for recognized student orgs, including how to apply for funding, please visit the WSU Dean of Students Office website.


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Radiation Therapy Technology

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Our organization's goal is to promote awareness in non-traditional pharmacy routes, primarily Managed Care. Managed Care Pharmacy uses a number of best practices that offer quality care and cost-effective coverage to patients, payers, employers and government.

American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists

The mission of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.

APhA-ASP has opportunities for student pharmacists to become involved through patient care projects, community outreach, international organizations, career programming, professional development and more.

Arab American Pharmacist Association

The Arab American Pharmacist Association is a community-oriented, non-profit organization based in Dearborn. The organization holds various events throughout the semester, consisting of fundraisers, community service opportunities, and educational events. Any money raised is donated directly to a charity or underserved clinic or community. All pre-pharmacy and pharmacy students are encouraged to participate.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International – Pharmacists in Christ

CPFI-PIC is a professional pharmacy organization that is committed to upholding Christian values by loving God and loving people through fellowship among Christian pharmacists and pharmacy students. We also strive to promote community service, spiritual growth, and fellowship.

Diabetes Education and Wellness Clinic

The DEW clinic is a student-run clinic supported by Warriors studying pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical laboratory science, medicine, social work and dietetics. Its purpose is to educate and empower diabetes patients to have more autonomy in the management of their disease.

Contact: Assistant Clinical Professor of PT Nanette Hannum

Fighting Aids With Nutrition

FAWN is a student led organization whose mission is to support victims of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing fortified liquid nutritional supplements. As an organization we follow our mission by promoting a healthy lifestyle and educate students and the local community about the importance of nutrition. The organization works closely with World Medical Relief to raise funds and to facilitate the shipping of liquid nutrition overseas.

Industry Pharmacists Organization

IPhO is the organization whose pharmacist members are universally recognized within the pharmaceutical industry as being the most professionally equipped to contribute to the development, commercialization, promotion and optimal use of medicines.

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. – Mu Omicron Pi Chapter

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. is a professional pharmaceutical fraternity established to advance the profession of pharmacy.

Contact: Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. – Mu Omicron Pi Chapter

Lambda Kappa Sigma

Founded in 1913, Lambda Kappa Sigma is an International Women's Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. Omicron Chapter is currently only open to graduate students at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.

Contact: Lambda Kappa Sigma

Occupational Therapy Student Society

The mission of the Occupational Therapy program at Wayne State University is to educate skilled occupational therapists, to produce quantitative and qualitative research that impacts occupational theory and practice both locally and globally, and to actively participate with urban and health communities to improve personal, community and societal health. Situated as we are in metropolitan Detroit, we particularly strive to recognize and be responsive to our diverse multicultural community, and conduct our scholarship in a way that supports the University's global mission.

Contact: | 586-577-2188

PharmD Class of 2026

The E-board is committed to sharing the needs, ideas, and concerns of the students of the PharmD Class of 2026. We aim to build strong bonds among our classmates by organizing events that promote inclusivity, diversity, and a sense of belonging.

PharmD Class of 2027

The Class of 2027 strives to promote unity and progress by advocating for our academic and professional needs within pharmacy. The Executive Board specifically is committed to fostering this professional development and personal growth, while also serving as the voice of all students in the class!

PharmD Class of 2024

The Class of 2024 E-board is dedicated to communicating the needs of the students of the Pharm. D Class of 2024. Our goal is to promote class bonding and individual development through providing educational and social opportunities and support as permitted. We aim to encourage both personal and professional growth among the class and make our years here some of the most unforgettable.

PharmD Class of 2025

Our mission is to be the voice of the Class of 2025 by addressing all student concerns, ideas, and decisions affecting the educational and social experience of the entire class. We will represent the Class of 2025 as a source of knowledge while also communicating with professors as needed.

Phi Lambda Sigma

Phi Lambda Sigma is an organization that supports pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development.

Contact: Phi Lambda Sigma

Pi Theta Epsilon

The purposes of Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE), as stated in the society's constitution, are to: recognize and encourage scholastic excellence of occupational therapy students; contribute to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through scholarly activities, such as research development, continuing education, and information exchange between student and alumni members; and provide a vehicle for students enrolled in accredited programs in occupational therapy to exchange information and to collaborate regarding scholarly activities.

Contact: | 519-991-7452

Radiation Therapy Student Activities Organization

The Radiation Therapy Student Activities Organization (RTSAO) facilitates Radiation Therapy Technology students to foster awareness of Radiation Therapy Technology in the college, university and general public. The RTSAO mission also encompasses member participation in activities that promote professional growth, career awareness and networking within the field of Radiation Therapy Technology.

Rho Chi Society – Alpha Chi Chapter

Rho Chi is a nationally recognized pharmaceutical honor society. Rho Chi members are academically successful in the pharmacy program. Admission to the society is determined after one & a half years of the curriculum, given to students whose GPA is within the top 20% of their class. Rho Chi is heavily involved with tutoring. Members of Rho Chi are held to high standards and have a responsibility to share their knowledge and help their fellow peers.

Student College of Clinical Pharmacy

The mission of the WSU-SCCP is to orient students to the practice of clinical pharmacy by providing information to students about careers and opportunities within the field of clinical pharmacy, promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education, encouraging skill development necessary to function within an interdisciplinary team, advocating the role of clinical pharmacists within healthcare, and encouraging participation in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy at the national and/or local/regional chapters.

Contact: ACCP-SCCP Wayne State University Chapter

Student National Pharmaceutical Association

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and health care-related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of the community.

Contact: SPHhA

Student Pediatric Pharmacy Association (SPPA)

Student Pediatric Pharmacy Association is a student-led organization promoting education and experience for students in the field of pediatrics. SPPA is dedicated to holding educational events, seminars, and fundraisers to advance pediatric pharmacy as well as introduce student pharmacists to the field. We strive for involvement and progress in our communities.

Student Pharmacists Diversity Council

 SPDC is a student-led organization whose mission is to promote the value of diversity in healthcare by promoting unity and creating a culturally inclusive environment among health care professionals and patients alike.

Contact: SPDC Student Pharmacists Diversity Council

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The mission of pharmacists is to help people achieve optimal health outcomes. WSU-SSHP helps its members achieve this mission by advocating and supporting the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and other settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use.

Contact: ASHP

Wayne State Interprofessional – CHIP

Wayne State Interprofessional (WSI) was created to better support ongoing interprofessional projects and community service efforts as well as provide opportunities for future collaboration between healthcare and other professional students. WSI is the student organization that provides leadership for the Community Homeless Interprofessional Program (CHIP). CHIP is an interprofessional, student-run free clinic that has been developed as a collaboration between health professions students and faculty of pharmacy, medicine, social work, and physical therapy and has been developed as a community partnership with the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.

Contact: Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Aline Saad

World Health Student Organization

WHSO-EACPHS is comprised of pharmacy students whose mission is to gain diverse medical and cultural experiences outside their immediate communities. It is the organization's goal to provide free medical care and medications to under-served populations around the world through medical mission trips. It also promotes interdisciplinary advancement by working in collaboration with other healthcare professional students, specifically medical students. In addition to global efforts, the organization encompasses actively volunteering at community outreach projects that serve the citizens of Detroit.