Student Organizations

Involvement in student organizations creates opportunities for students to create professional relationships and participate in professional service outside the classroom. The College of Pharmacy also values student input in our governance process, so students also have elected representation on College and University committees.

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Health Outreach Activities

If you are planning a health outreach activity*, you must request approval at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Visit the CoP Community Outreach canvas course site for additional requirements and information.

  • View this link for a full definition and examples.
  • Any time a student engages in unpaid health outreach, the approval form must be submitted in advance.
  • Anytime a student is getting paid (eg. internship) for health outreach, they must not present themselves as a U of M student (eg. no UMN branded white coat, no UMN ID badge).

*Health outreach activity: any activities that involve providing health-related information or care.

Branding & Logos

University of Minnesota Name, Marks, and Logo use standards

  • Registered Student Organizations may use 'College of Pharmacy', the block “M” and Champ Bulldog / Goldy Gopher images in accordance with University graphic standards and policies. These images may not be used in a way that expresses or implies University endorsement or approval of the student group or its programs and activities. Contact University Relations at z.umn.edu/URbrand with questions about using these logos. 

Student Governance

Student Governance

There are several levels of governance where professional pharmacy students have representation:

COLLEGE LEVEL

ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES LEVEL

Health Sciences Student Consultative Committee 
The Health Sciences Student Consultative Committee (HS SCC) represents the graduate, professional, and undergraduate students and not the individual institutes, colleges, schools, or departments within the Health Sciences.

CHIP Executive Council 
The CHIP Executive Council is CHIP's governing student body and is comprised of students from each health professional program. Through this organization you'll strengthen your organizational and team-building skills, enhance what you learn in class, and have fun in the process!  

UNIVERSITY LEVEL

Professional Student Government (PSG) 
The PSG Congress represents students from professional programs in the Academic Health Center along with law, public affairs, and business administration and facilitates inter-council cooperation, promotes general professional student welfare, shares knowledge, and provides for joint representation. Professional students use PSG as a forum to communicate and cooperate in promoting academic, social, professional, and economic aims.

Free Teaching Clinics

Free Teaching Clinics

HOPE (Health of People Everywhere) and PNC (Phillips Neighborhood Clinic) are free teaching clinics operated by health professions students. They aim to provide access to medical care and enhanced quality of life for underserved and uninsured populations in the Duluth and Twin Cities areas.

Agape

Agape

As a group, Agape has weekly Bible studies, offers local volunteer outreach and offers support throughout faith, school, and life journeys. AGAPE has no affiliation with any church, however, members are part of the Christian community. AGAPE is open to anyone who seeks to investigate, question or develop their faith in Christ.

Balance

Balance

The Balance Initiative provides resources and information to pharmacy students with a goal of improving wellness, reducing and managing stress, and promoting work-life-school balance.

Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP)

Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP)

Also known as CHIP, the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs offers health professions students unique and innovative opportunities that help them connect, collaborate, network, and develop. CHIP is an internationally recognized center that provides structure, support, and inspiration, for co-curricular programmatic initiatives that enhance the aims of interprofessional education. There are several College of Pharmacy organizations housed within CHIP:

Interprofessional Duluth Student Organization
The Interprofessional Duluth Student Organization (IDSO) creates more opportunities for students to learn about other health professional students. IDSO's vision is to prepare students to be an active member of the healthcare team in the future. IDSO is based on the UMN Duluth campus. 

Public Health Advocacy Student Alliance 
PhASA empowers students to improve health disparities through policy and advocacy measures.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association
SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about the profession of pharmacy, healthcare issues, and the poor minority representation in these areas. The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate, and execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational, and social environment of minority communities. 

Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA)

Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA)

MPSA promotes opportunities for professional growth, advancement of pharmacy practice, strengthening of clinical and patient care skills, and addressing the healthcare needs of the community. The Alliance represents eleven different pharmacy professional organizations at the local, national, and global level, and thirteen patient care projects. MPSA provides opportunities to engage with various career pathways and is actively and directly involved in matters affecting the profession at the state, national and international level.

Multicultural Pharmacy Student Organization (MPSO)

Multicultural Pharmacy Student Organization (MPSO)

This student group aims to celebrate diversity, educate students and professionals about underserved populations, help enhance cultural competency, and advocates for the elimination of health care disparities in Duluth and the Twin Cities.

Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS)

Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS)

Phi Lambda Sigma, the national pharmacy leadership society, promotes the development of leadership qualities in pharmacy students. Election to the society begins after the first professional year and is based on dedication, service, and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy.

Professional Fraternities

Professional Fraternities

There are three active professional pharmacy fraternities within the College that sponsor activities involving students, alumni, and the community to foster the profession of pharmacy:

Kappa Psi Delta Psi - Duluth 
Kappa Psi Epsilon - Twin Cities

Phi Delta Chi Beta Psi - Duluth
Phi Delta Chi Theta - Twin Cities

Rho Chi

Rho Chi

Rho Chi, the national honor society of pharmacy, invites students during their second professional year. Election to the society is based on scholastic achievement, character, and conduct.

UMD PharmD Organization

UMD PharmD Organization

The organization performs community projects that will help Duluth pharmacy students grow as professionals; educates people about the pharmacy profession; and organizes student activities to help pharmacy students grow as colleagues.