Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
The department supports student organizations for each of our programs. Information about each group is distributed in department orientation activities, in class at the beginning of the fall semester, and is always posted on bulletin boards located in the first floor hallways of Van Bokkelen Hall. Students are encouraged to join these groups and get connected with faculty and other students in the major. The department sponsors the following students organizations.
Sign-Up Club: This organization is for students in the Deaf Studies major, or other students who are interested in American Sign Language. The club sponsors Deaf Dinners, Deaf Outings, and service activities for the deaf community. Faculty Adviser: Dr. Cooper.
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA): This organization is for undergraduate majors in speech-language pathology and audiology. It is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the national professional group for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. NSSLHA sponsors events for student members and participates in service activities such as the Heart Walk, and National Memory Walk. Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Blackburn and Ms. Day.
Graduate NSSLHA: This is a parallel NSSLHA for graduate speech-language pathology majors. The group meets separately from the undergraduate organization to focus on the needs of graduate majors. The two groups combine together for service activities and student mentoring. Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Fallon.
Student Academy of Audiology (SAA): SAA is affiliated with the American Academy of Audiology. This group is primarily for doctoral students in the audiology graduate program; however, undergraduate students interested in the profession of audiology are also encouraged to attend the meetings and events. Students attend professional conferences and training events, as well as participate in service learning activities.