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Student Organizations

Interested in getting involved? Join one of CPH's many student organizations listed below (by area of study).

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Language and Linguistics Club

This club meets twice monthly to discuss a variety of topics related to linguistics and future opportunities for students of linguistics. Guest speakers from Temple and the greater Philadelphia area are regularly invited to present their research or to discuss their experiences. Activities include:

  • movie screenings
  • talks by invited speakers
  • trips to area conferences
  • panels on topics related to career opportunities and graduate school

Co-presidents: Thomas Gertz - tug46344@temple.edu; Hannah Braid - tug41056@temple.edu

Faculty Advisor: Jodi Reich

NSSLHA (National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
The student branch of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), NSSLHA has both a national chapter and local chapters. Members of Temple’s chapter are graduate and undergraduate students who are looking to pursue a career in speech-language pathology, linguistics, or audiology. Activities include:

  • Information sessions on applying to graduate school, job opportunities, ASHA, etc.
  • Social activities including guest speakers and group dinners
  • Community Service such as 5k runs and walks, sending letters to veterans, preparing meals for the homebound and more!


Faculty advisor: Beth Levine - beth.levine@temple.edu

Bilingual and Multicultural Speech-Language Club

President: Victoria Rodriguez - victoria.rodriguez@temple.edu

Faculty advisors:


OATS – Owls Athletic Training Society
The purpose of this organization is to promote the profession of athletic training through means such as team building, community service and programs.

Leader: Maria Market - tuf85277@temple.edu
Advisor: Jamie Mansell - jamie.mansell@temple.edu

OWL ExSPRCS – Owl Exercise and Sport Psychology Research & Consultation Society (Graduate)
Owl Exercise and Sport Psychology Research & Consultation Society is a student organization run by graduate students in the psychology of human movement program. Our mission is to provide graduate students with the social support, encouragement, structured discussion and collaboration to make the most of their research, coursework and professional experiences while at Temple University. Some activities we plan and engage in are opportunities for discussing field research (Research Journal Club), applied sport psychology events, speaker events, holding a yearly conference known as the Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference as well as other networking and mentoring programs between professionals and students.

Leader: Ksenia Berestetska - tug82764@temple.edu
Advisor: Michael Sachs - michael.sachs@temple.edu

Exercise and Sports Science Association

Student representatives:

Faculty advisors:


Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania

The Temple chapter of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) is the university’s chapter of the official professional organization for nursing students. All students are encouraged to join, and have the opportunity to engage in community service activities throughout the year, as well as to participate in local, state and national meetings to gain information about careers and professional growth.

Student president: Galya Kolodner - galya.kolodner@temple.edu

Faculty advisor: Tish Gill - tud19219@temple.edu

Website: https://cph.temple.edu/nursing/student-resources-student-organizations/t...

Occupational Therapy

SOTA – Student Occupational Therapy Association
President: Sarah Forsyth - tud78603@temple.edu
Advisor: Kimberly Gargin - kimberly.gargin@temple.edu
Facebook: http://sites.temple.edu/sota/

Pi Theta Epsilon (OT Honor Society)
President: Justine Diclemente – Justine.diclemente@temple.edu
Faculty Advisor: Beth Pfeiffer - bpfeiffer@temple.edu
Website/Social Media: http://www.aotf.org/pithetaepsilon

Physical Therapy

DPTSA – Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Association
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Association (DPTSA) is a student group consisting of all three years of the graduate students in Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The organization consists of student leadership along with various committees that engage in local and national initiatives to support the mission of the department and the profession.

Leaders, Class of 2019:

Leaders, Class of 2020:

Advisor: Jane Fagan - jane.fagan@temple.edu

North Broad Physical Therapy Center

DPT 2019:

DPT 2020:

Faculty contact: Mary Sinnott - mary.sinnott@temple.edu

Website: cph.temple.edu/north-broad-physical-therapy-center

Public Health

Eta Sigma Gamma
The mission of Eta Sigma Gamma is promotion of Public Health by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education. The Temple University chapter does this by working as a team to provide our members with better opportunities. Our goals are to support public health initiatives, engage in research, promote professional ethics and networking, and provide health education about health risk to groups of people.


Secretary: Sarah McHugh - tug86545@temple.edu
Treasurer: Jasmine Saunders - tug09437@temple.edu
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Scarpulla - michelle.scarpulla@temple.edu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/templeESG/
Instagram: @tu_esg

Graduate Student Council for Public Health-related Programs
This organization represents and advocates for the interests of graduate students at Temple University who are enrolled in public health-related programs, provides a forum for open discussion of matters affecting this community and provides financial and organizational support for social and service learning events within the community.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TUPHGSC/

Social Work

Alpha Delta Mu:  Social Work Honors Society
Leader: Sarah E. Kim – tuf38148@temple.edu

Student Collective
Leader: Melissa Fritz - tuh41275@temple.edu
Advisor: Laurie Friedman - lauriefr@temple.edu

Recreational Therapy

Rec 4 Life Recreational Therapy Association of Temple University strives to broaden the experiential knowledge base of members by providing professional development opportunities and drawing connections with academic foundations while highlighting current events in recreational therapy. Members who join Rec 4 Life Association will have the opportunity to do this by attending conferences with other members, students, and faculty at Temple, listening to guest speakers at meetings, by taking advantage of volunteer opportunities set up for Rec 4 Life members, or by attending social events for members.

Board Members: