Office of Student Affairs

Student Organizations


Students in CHS have excellent opportunities for involvement and leadership in our student organizations. The connections you'll make to fellow students, faculty, and professionals are invaluable to your experience. Leadership, learning, networking, and service to the community... it's all here! 

Biomedical Sciences Student Association (BMS-SA)

Provides educational, vocational and social support for UWM Biomedical Sciences students at all levels. Promotes general public awareness of the roles and contributions of the clinical laboratory scientist. The assimilation of scientific knowledge and its subsequent application toward solving today’s health problems is a primary function of the biomedical scientist and consequently the collective goal of club members.

Contact:
Cindy Brown, Educational Coordinator & Association Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor
414-229-5299
cbrown@uwm.edu


Diagnostic Imaging Student Association

An active organization for students in the diagnostic medical sonography and radiologic technology programs. Members volunteer in the community and receive support to pursue educational and professional development, such as attending professional workshops and conferences.

Contact:
Carol Mitchell, Faculty Advisor
Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Imaging Program Director
414-229-2230
mitchelc@uwm.edu


Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Association

This organization promotes student involvement, physical therapy research, teamwork, and cooperation among UWM students and faculty, and it educates and serves the community through its knowledge of physical therapy.

Contact:
Carlynn Alt, Faculty Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor
414-229-1742
altc@uwm.edu


Future Healthcare Executives (FHE)

Future Healthcare Executives (FHE) is the student organization for Health Care Administration (HCA) students. FHE offers students an opportunity to meet the leaders in the field, attend symposiums sponsored by the ACHE - Wisconsin chapter, and attend national conventions. Students also develop leadership and management skills by networking with executives from the Milwaukee area and beyond.

Membership in FHE is open to all UWM students, both undergraduate and graduate, who have an interest in health care administration, regardless of major.

The HCA program is an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Full membership in AUPHA represents programmatic accreditation for undergraduate health administration programs.

Contact:
Mary K. Madsen, Faculty Advisor
Professor Emeritus
414-229-3862
madsen@uwm.edu


Kinesiology Graduate Student Association

Enriches the experience of its students by supporting opportunities for academic advancement and encouraging the application of knowledge and skills to improve the awareness of sport and exercise principles throughout UWM and its surrounding communities.

Contact:
Nora Miller, Faculty Advisor
Associate Researcher
414-229-4114
nem2@uwm.edu


Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Organization (KUSO)

KUSO is a student organization for those either intending to be or already in any of the Kinesiology undergraduate programs.  Our goal is to provide an opportunity for Kinesiology students to connect with each other; get exposure to and learn from professionals in the field; participate in community and university service; and enrich the undergraduate experience.

Contact:
Tracy Oles-Fairchild, Faculty Advisor
Clinical Assistant Professor
414-229-6694
teo@uwm.edu


National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the organization for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior. Students may join the UWM campus chapter and/or the national organization which is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Members of the national organization receive several journals and a reduction in dues the year they initially join ASHA. The campus chapter provides opportunities to network with other students, socialize, provide service through fundraising events and learn more about the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Contact:
Patricia Willis, Faculty Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor
414-229-2644
pwillis@uwm.edu


Society of Athletic Training Students (SATS)

The Society of Athletic Training Students' (SATS) purpose is to promote and encourage higher scholastic achievement and personal and professional development in the area of sports medicine. SATS is open to anyone interested in kinesiology, exercise and fitness, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy or sports medicine.

Contact:
Jennifer Earl-Boehm, Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor
414-229-3227
jearl@uwm.edu


Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

SOTA offers opportunities to all levels of Occupational Therapy students to become actively involved in a college-level association that is linked with both the state and national level OT associations.

SOTA offers a vehicle for students to express their ideas and opinions, be an advocate for occupational therapy, become acquainted with the workings of an organization, volunteer in the community, raise funds for charity organizations, and become involved in campus activities. The organization is dedicated to ensuring a successful organization for future OT students and creating cohesion, good communication and unity between students and faculty.

Contact:
Heidi Plach, Faculty Advisor
Clinical Assistant Professor
414-229-2687
bertrahl@uwm.edu 


Looking for more student organizations?

UWM has over 200 student organizations, giving you the chance to make connections across the University community. Whether your interests are recreational, social, cultural, athletic or beyond, there's a place for you at UWM!  Explore the Center for Student Involvement for a full listing.


Honor Societies

  • Phi Kappa Phi: An honor society that recognizes academic excellence and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines.
  • Pi Theta Epsilon: A specialized honor society for Occupational Therapy students and alumni recognizing and encouraging superior scholarship among students enrolled in professional entry-level programs at accredited schools across the United States.
  • Upsilon Phi Delta: An honor society that recognizes, rewards and encourages academic excellence in the study of health administration.