Student Organizations

Professional Fraternities

Phi Lambda Sigma

The national pharmacy leadership society, promotes the development of leadership qualities in pharmacy students. After the first professional year, eligible students may be elected to membership by society members. Election to the society is based on dedication, service, and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy.

Kappa Epsilon

Kappa Epsilon is a professional pharmaceutical fraternity committed to development of empowered student pharmacists, dedicated to developing confidence, self esteem, interpersonal skills, and leadership vision. As a national organization, KE strives to promote the interests and skills of our members to healthcare professionals and the community at large. Originally founded to unite women in the profession of pharmacy when women were a minority, the fraternity has grown and adapted, now boasting over 40 national chapters and over 25,000 members.  President Kyle Walburg biography

Kappa Psi Delta Psi

Kappa Psi Delta Psi is the Duluth chapter of one of the oldest and largest professional pharmaceutical fraternities in North America. As a collegiate chapter, Kappa Psi pursues the development of industry, sobriety, and fellowship, while fostering and supporting the high ideals, scholarship, and research that will advance the profession of pharmacy.

The Delta Psi chapter is highly community service oriented, and chooses to focus efforts on the needs of the local community.  In their dedication to Duluth, brothers work to overcome healthcare disparities, promote philanthropy, and create a strong educational network with each other. The brothers within Kappa Psi actively participate in these multi-factorial services within the field of pharmacy, culminating in a deep and lasting pride within the fraternity and a life-long dedication of progressive efforts within the pharmacy profession.  Leading Regent Maria Shiue biography

Kappa Psi

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world. Founded on May 30, 1879 in New Haven, Connecticut, Kappa Psi currently has 155 chapters (90 Collegiate and 65 Graduate chapters), more than 60,000 collegiate members, and over 87,000 graduate members across the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas.

The objectives of Kappa Psi include; conducting a professional fraternal organization for the mutual benefit of its members; develop industry, sobriety, and fellowship; foster high ideals, scholarship, and pharmaceutical research; support all projects which will advance the profession of pharmacy and to actively participate in them; and inspire in its members a deep and lasting pride in their Fraternity and in the profession of pharmacy.  President Dustin Kakach biography

Phi Delta Chi

Phi Delta Chi is a national fraternity dedicated to creating and inspiring Leaders In Pharmacy.  We provide our members with opportunities to give back to the profession of pharmacy as well as their fellow members through numerous outreach opportunities within our community. 

Phi Delta Chi also strives to advance the profession of pharmacy by promoting scholastic, professional, and social growth in it's members.  We also provide our members with a lifelong opportunity to share their skills and experiences with Brothers at all levels of learning through alumni outreach in order to provide members with constant guidance and growth opportunities.  Current Worth Chief Counselor (President) Dane Mellgren biography

Phi Delta Chi, Beta Psi Chapter

Phi Delta Chi is a national pharmacy fraternity that values service, brotherhood, and leader development. The mission of this fraternity is to develop leaders that will advance the pharmacy profession, to promote scholastic, professional, and social growth in its' Brothers, as well as to provide quality services to our patients. The Beta Psi chapter is located on the Duluth campus and the chapter advisor is Dr. Karen Bastianelli. Each year, Beta Psi puts on a bi-annual health fair in the rural community of Grand Rapids, MN and gathers books on campus to donate to areas in need of reading materials. Also, we host several events to raise money for cancer research and our philanthropy, St. Jude. One of the main fundraising events is the annual Murder Mystery Dinner. Current endeavors include establishing an alumni chapter in the Duluth area.  Worthy Chief Counselor Shelby Storsveen biography


Rho Chi

Rho Chi is an academic honors society in pharmacy that encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members. The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.  President James Hwang biography

College Board

College Board is the governing body for pharmacy students in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. College Board represent the students of the College of Pharmacy in all appropriate venues, to protect and preserve their educational welfare and rights, to serve as a forum for the expression of their opinions, and to recommend or accomplish any action which College Board believes to be in the interest of the students and the College of Pharmacy. 

College Board performs many functions including acting as the students’ representative, acting as liaison between students and faculty, and also sponsors many all-college activities. Its purpose is to advance students’ interest in the College through active participation.

Minnesota Pharmacist Student Alliance (MPSA)

MPSA is a student organization for pharmacy students or pre-pharmacy students within the College of Pharmacy. We participate in patient care projects, attend professional meetings and educate our members about the profession of pharmacy.

Multicultural Pharmacy Student Organization (MPSO)

To promote health education awareness, we will have several events in which we go out into the community and educate about certain topics as it relates to health care. This may be in the form of either a window display or power point presentation. 

To provide information on multicultural perspectives to our members, we will host a major event per semester that will engage and involve them in learning about different cultures. We will also have biweekly meetings that incorporate speakers and/or student experiences that provide multicultural perspectives of health care.

The purpose of SCOA is to cultivate interest in USPHS careers among UMN students enrolled in health professions or pre-health professions programs, health-related services such as environmental health or healthcare administration, social work, computer science, or civil engineering, and to provide opportunities for these students to network and interact with USPHS Commissioned Officers.