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Student Organizations in the College

Looking to get involved?

Interested in joining a student group in a particular area? Look through the list below to find the ones that interest you. If you don't find one that matches your interests, please contact the Student Government Association about setting one up. 

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society for students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice at SLU. In order for undergraduate or graduate students to be recognized by the Society, they must demonstrate on-going academic excellence. Alpha Phi Sigma also strives "to promote community service, educational leadership and unity" among such students.

Students interested in the organization may obtain further information by contacting the groups' current leadership or the faculty advisor, Professor Paul Hotfelder, at photfelder@slu.edu.

Applied Behavior Analysis Student Organization

Students in the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis ​(MSABA) ​program that are interested in participating in this student organization should contact the MSABA Program Director, Dr. Alyssa Wilson, at awilso95@slu.edu.

Association of Criminology & Professional Practice (ACPP)

Students in the Master of Science in Criminology & Professional Practice (MSCPP) formed this graduate student organization in the inaugural (2014-2015) year of the MSCPP Program. ACPP is an official student organization in the School of Social Work, College for Public Health and Social Justice, and the University - with representation in SLU's Graduate Student Association (GSA).

This organization is open to all MSCPP students and engages in a variety of academic, educational, community service, and social activities. Interested students should contact the faculty advisor for the group, Dr. Noelle Fearn, at nfearn@slu.edu.

Criminology & Criminal Justice Club

This student organization is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from any major. Meetings are held monthly with various types of activities, including academic, business, and social. The mission of the club is to provide socialization among students across campus, while also acting as a liaison to the Criminology and Criminal Justice programs.

Students interested in these organizations may obtain further information by contacting the CCJ faculty advisor, Professor Paul Hotfelder, at photfeld@slu.edu.

International Association of Emergency Managers

Pending information

Lions Club

SLU Lions Club is a chapter of Lions Club International, the LARGEST service organization in the world. The students who join this club seek to achieve a healthy community through public health based service and volunteerism.

This service often takes on many forms, such as education, intervention, and healthy living promotion. This club is an excellent way for students to get involved in public health work out in the community and make an impact on the lives of those around them.

For more information and to get involved, contact us at: slulions@slu.edu

Master of Social Work Student Association

MSWSA is open to all Master of Social Work students. The mission of MSWA is to raise awareness and to work against social injustices. Members are exposed to all levels of social work: micro, macro, and mezzo.

Students of the MSWA are united through service activities, social events, and leadership opportunities. MSWA is an excellent resource for students who have questions or concerns about the social work field.

MSW students who are interested in MSWSA should contact the MSW Program Director, Dr. Stephen Edward McMillin, at mcmillins@slu.edu.

Multicultural Public Health Student Association (MPHSA)

MPHSA is open to every member of the College for Public Health and Social Justice (CPHSJ) community. MPHSA celebrates the uniqueness of each member of the school community and celebrates CPHSJ's rich diversity.

There are no meetings except for those members who choose to participate in the planning of the organization's annual event, Multicultural Eve (MCE), hosted each year on the Friday or Saturday before Thanksgiving. Students, faculty and staff gather to share a meal and an evening of entertainment.

The meal is a potluck dinner; each person contributes a dish reflective of their cultural tradition. Entertainment is provided by attendees who seize the opportunity to showcase their talents. Past performances have included truly memorable cooking, poetry recitation, cultural history, Zumba, dancing, singing and musical performances.

To volunteer to be a part of the MCE planning team, contact Nancy Culbert at nculber2@slu.edu.

Phi Alpha 

Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society is an organization that inducts members twice a year based on academic achievement. The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

Phi Alpha is not just an honor society but a service organization. Students who become members of Phi Alpha are required to complete 5 service hours each semester (including the semester of induction) to maintain active status.

​Both undergraduate and graduate students in Social Work are eligible for induction.​

​Students interested in the organization may obtain further information by contacting ​the MSW Program Director, Dr. Stephen Edward McMillin, at mcmillins@slu.edu.

Public Health Club (PHC)

PHC serves as a representative organization for undergraduate students who are interested in any field within public health.

Students in PHC are committed to learning more about all of the disciplines in public health and to applying knowledge outside the classroom. PHC is a great way to get to know other students and to learn about exciting service and professional development opportunities.

PHC has also engaged the SLU community in public health issues, as they did this past year during National Public Health Week.

All undergraduate students at Saint Louis University are welcome to participate.

For more information, email PublicHealthClub@slu.edu

Public Health Doctoral Students Association (PHDSA)

PHDSA represents the public health doctoral students at Saint Louis University. Students in PHDSA organize social events, provide professional development activities and engage in service with community partners. All students in the public health doctoral program are eligible and encouraged to participate.

For more information, email phdsa@slu.edu.

Rotaract

An offshoot of Rotary International, the mission of ROTARACT is "Service Before Self". ROTARACT is open to all Saint Louis University undergraduate and graduate students, other St. Louis area college and university graduate and undergraduate students. ROTARACT serves as the service hub for CPHSJ service activities.

Social Work PhD Student Association 

The Social Work PhD Student Association represents students enrolled in the social work doctoral program at Saint Louis University. The organization seeks to connect students with resources and support services that are essential to gaining the most from their graduate experience while also fostering an academic environment for graduate students to express their ideas and opinions on current issues and academic concerns. All students in the social work doctoral program are eligible and encouraged to participate in organizational initiatives and attend regular meetings. Contact Kristen Peters at kpeter26@slu.edu for more information.​

Social Work Association (SWA)

SWA is open to undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program. The purpose of this organization shall be to articulate and promote the educational, political and social needs and goals of the organizational body. The mission of SWA is to raise awareness and to work against social injustices. Members are exposed to all levels of social work: micro, macro, and mezzo. Students of the SWA are united through service activities, social events, and leadership opportunities. SWA is an excellent resource for students who have questions or concerns about the social work field. Students interested in SWA should contact the BSSW Program Director, Prof. Sandra Naeger, at naegersr@slu.edu.

Student Association for Public Health (SAPH)

SAPH represents the Master of Public Health students at Saint Louis University. Students in SAPH engage in service with community partners, provide professional development activities and organize social events. All students in the public health masters programs are eligible and encouraged to participate in SAPH initiatives and attend the monthly meetings. 

Students for Health Management & Policy (SAHM)

SAHM represents the Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy students at SLU. All students in the health management and policy are eligible and encouraged to participate.

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Nancy Culbert
Director of Student Services
314-977-8141

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