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Student Experience

Student Organizations

The time you spend outside the classroom can be invested in many ways. Pharmacy students at UofSC join a variety of student organizations for professional growth, leadership experience and fun with friends.

The College of Pharmacy's student organizations provide opportunities to cultivate professional learning, build leadership skills, make friends with your peers. Get a head start on building your professional network and participate in community service with fellow pharmacy students.

Student organizations are open for membership as early as your first pre-pharmacy year. Explore what sets each of these organizations apart and find the group that’s your perfect fit.

Our ambassadors are Pharm.D. students who share their enthusiasm for the profession and for the College of Pharmacy. Ambassadors volunteer for the college by helping with events such as recruiting trips and tours of the college for prospective students.

The American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists is the collective voice of student pharmacists. The group provides opportunities for professional growth and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International is a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. The group works to foster fellowship among like-minded professionals and to challenge and promote spiritual growth.

IHI is an interdisciplinary group for students in health care professional programs who have a shared interest in learning about quality improvement and improving care for patients. Our chapter represents a variety of disciplines including health care administration, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health and social work.

Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world. Many prominent individuals in the profession pharmacy are members of Kappa Psi. Known as an international professional fraternity, Kappa Psi strives to promote the field of pharmacy through the benefits of fraternal affiliation and innovation.

Kappa Epsilon has had an important impact on the pharmacy profession for more than 80 years. The group work to support personal and professional development, provide networking opportunities, promote pharmacy as a career and participate in various breast cancer awareness efforts.

The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898, represents America’s community pharmacists. The nation’s community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises and regional chains dispense nearly one-half of the nation’s retail prescription medications.

The Phi Delta Chi Fraternity develops leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy. Membership is a lifelong experience and brothers are known for promoting scholastic, professional and social growth.

The national pharmacy leadership society, Phi Lambda Sigma promotes the development of leadership qualities among pharmacy students. Phi Lambda Sigma honors leadership, and members are selected by peer recognition. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to a more active role and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy.

The Rho Chi Society 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 Student Government Association members are the leadership from all student organizations, as well as class officers and university delegates. The Student Government Association provides organization to the many events, both social and professional, for our student body.

This educational service association is comprised of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and health care related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. The group plans, organizes, coordinates and executes programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational and social environment of the community.

The Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy makes students aware of pharmacy practice in health systems and provides information to students about career directions in and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in various health systems. Many members later participate in the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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