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Student Organizations

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*Note: The links below are not maintained by UHCOP.

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
AMCP is a national organization devoted to the development of the profession of managed care pharmacy. The mission of the organization is "to improve patient health by ensuring access to high-quality, cost-effective medications and other therapies." The AMCP student chapter is dedicated to exposing students to the many roles in this non-traditional field.

African Pharmacy Students Association (APSA)
APSA is a culturally based pharmaceutical organization that stands on offering community to African American students, and create cohesion among African-American students, faculty/staff, and the UHCOP community, as well as the opportunity to learn about diverse African and African diasporic cultures.

American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
The American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists is the student section of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), representing more than 18,000 student pharmacists at all colleges of pharmacy in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)
CPFI is a worldwide, interdenominational ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice.

Hispanic Pharmacy Students Association (HPSA)
The purpose of HPSA is to encourage and promote unity among pharmacy students with common interests, values, and back- grounds. Members participate in a variety of activities which include community outreach, fundraising projects, Spanish peer tutoring and counseling within an entertaining atmosphere outside the classroom. HPSA serves to promote cultural awareness by educating, assisting and supporting Hispanic communities through health care and community development.

H.O.M.E.S. Clinic
H.O.M.E.S. (Houston Outreach and Medicine, Education and Social Services) Clinic is a student-run, multi-displinary health clinic serving Houston's homeless population. The clinic is a collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center, and the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, with certain administrative functions overseen by the nonprofit Healthcare for the Homeless Houston (HHH).   

Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO)
The Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) is the first and only industry focused professional pharmacy organization; and UH is proud to be the 42nd established IPhO chapter in the U.S. Our chapter is dedicated to utilizing various national resources in order to inform students of all that industry pharmacy can consist of, and how they can pursue a career in this path. Our mission statement/ purpose is "Empowering students for future roles as pharmacists in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry."

Kappa Epsilon (KE)
Kappa Epsilon is a professional pharmacy fraternity, whose mission is to empower its members to achieve personal and professional fulfillment. The fraternity was founded in 1921 and the UH chapter, Upsilon, was formed in 1953. KE supports breast cancer awareness through various events, such as Awareness Week and the Susan G. Komen Fun Run.

Kappa Psi (KY)
Kappa Psi is a co-ed pharmaceutical fraternity. It is the world’s oldest and largest pharmaceutical fraternity, founded in 1879. The Delta Delta chapter at UH was chartered in 1963. The goals of the fraternity are to develop fellowship, industry and sobriety and foster high ideals, scholarship and pharmaceutical research.

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
NCPA is a national organization that represents the interests of independent and private practice pharmacists.

Never Generic Podcast
The mission of Never Generic is to help inform other pharmacy students about the field of pharmacy and promote the pharmacy profession. The podcast covers professional pharmacy topics, drug therapy discussions and life tips for pharmacy students.

Pharmaceutical Association of the Middle East and South Asia (PhMSA, formerly Indian Pharmacy Students Association)
PhMSA focuses on serving the community through various healthcare events and strives to educate and bring awareness to members and community about health and the diverse cultures surrounding them.

Pharmacy Council
Pharmacy Council is a student-led governing body for the students of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. This organization has been established to provide an official voice through which student opinion may be expressed in the College of Pharmacy, to provide support projects related to pharmacy and related fields, and to coordinate various UHCOP events.

Phi Delta Chi (PDC)
Phi Delta Chi was chartered in 1883 and the Alpha Tau Chapter was chartered at UH in 1953. We are a co-ed fraternity of professional men and women striving for success as future pharmacists by becoming involved in national, state, and local activities. PDC offers its members a strong brotherhood of friendship, instills values of leadership and community involvement in the Houston community and in cooperation with St. Jude's, and organizes social events to help relieve the pressures of pharmacy school.

Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) 
Phi Lambda Sigma is the National Pharmacy Leadership Honor society. The UH Upsilon chapter was founded in 1988. The Society recognizes and promotes quality leadership in pharmacy.

Rho Chi Society
The Rho Chi Society is the honorary organization for the profession of pharmacy. The Beta Omicron chapter of UH was established in 1956. Membership is by invitation and is based on high academic achievement in the professional curriculum.

Society for Sexual and Gender Disparities in Pharmacy
The Society for Sexual and Gender Disparities in Pharmacy (SSGDP) is an organization dedicated to advocating for, and educating pharmacists and future pharmacists on, the many disparities experienced by members of the LGBTQ community in the patient experience of health care delivery. SSGDP stands on four pillars of health advocacy and education, HIV prevalence in the LGBTQ population, mental health disparities in the LGBTQ community, substance abuse in the LGBTQ community, and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for transgender individuals wishing to transition or in the process of transitioning.

Student College of Clinical Pharmacy 
The Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) at UHCOP is a student-run chapter of the national organization, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). We strive to familiarize students with the field of clinical pharmacy by providing information about careers and opportunities within the field of clinical pharmacy; promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education; encouraging the professional development necessary to function within an interdisciplinary team; and advocate for the role of clinical pharmacists in providing direct patient care, including evaluation of the patient and his or her pharmacotherapeutic needs; initiation, modification, or discontinuation of patient-specific pharmacotherapy as well as ongoing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring and follow-up.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
SNPhA was founded in 1972 as an affiliate of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA). SNPhA is an educational and service association of students who are concerned about pharmacy issues, professional development, and the lack of minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions.

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP)
SSHP focuses on the interests of hospital and allied health professionals. It is affiliated with GCSHP (Gulf Coast), TSHP (Texas), and ASHP (National) organizations. The society hosts bimonthly meetings with guest speakers from many different areas of the profession, such as ambulatory care, consulting, hospital, and many more.

Vietnamese American Pharmacy Student Society (VAPSS)
The mission of VAPSS is to encourage all Vietnamese-American pharmacy students to participate and become well-informed in all aspects of the pharmacy profession.