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Student Organizations

Professional Organizations

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

  • AMCP’s vision is managed care pharmacy improving health care for all by empowering its members to serve society using sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all.  Managed care pharmacy principles are based upon the use of scientific evidence to achieve healthy outcomes while making the best use of money spent on medications and their management.

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)

  • ASCP's mission of the student organization is to educate members in geriatric pharmacotherapy and the unique medication-related needs of seniors and long-term care residents.   We are the first ONU organization to include both pharmacy and business majors.  Outreach and community services is mostly focused on arthritis education. Student chapter membership is only $20 per year.  Internships, Residencies, and Rotations are available to ASCP members.  National web site or Local chapter site

APhA Academy of Students of Pharmacy (APhA-ASP)

  • The American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) is the national professional organization for all pharmacists. The pharmacy student is represented in APhA through the Academy of Students of Pharmacy (ASP), hence the more common designation at ONU is to refer to this membership as being in ASP. In addition, membership in APhA, while a student at ONU, will also include membership in the Ohio Pharmacists Association. Membership is open to all students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy. The organization has regular biweekly meetings and sponsors speakers and health professional programs such as blood pressure screening and poison prevention awareness. The APhA publishes a monthly journal under the title of American Pharmacy. National web site

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)

  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) is a worldwide, interdenominational ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. We welcome all Christian pharmacy majors – if you are someone who has a lot of interest in the world of pharmacy then CPFI is for you! CPFI hosts multiple speakers each semester, who share their pharmacy experiences in order to promote growth in members as Christians, pharmacists, and people. National web site

Medicinal Herb Club

  • The primary purpose of the club is to teach members and the community about the proper use of medicinal plants. The club meets twice monthly. One meeting is devoted to the discussion of a specific medicinal plant and its various activities, which includes information as to how much is known and how extensive the research has been to study that plant’s activity. The second monthly meeting is a project meeting in which members learn how to grow a plant and how to prepare that plant for a particular use (such as making a poultice for placing on a surface wound). The Medicinal Herb Club also helps maintain of the University’s four campus herb gardens. 

National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA)

  • The NCPA is the National Community Pharmacist Association representing independent pharmacy practice. NCPA offers its members valuable information on the business and practice of independent pharmacy, the latest developments in legislation and regulations affecting pharmacy practice, practical tools that can be used in everyday practice, and an opportunity to expand their network of pharmacy colleagues. Student membership is open to all students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy. The organization has monthly meetings, often including invited speakers. NCPA Student Chapters give back to their communities through community service. Members are encouraged to participate in NCPA on the national level in addition to the student chapter. National web site

Personalized Medicine Coalition

  • The purpose of this ONU student PMC chapter is to foster the development and awareness of personalized medicine both educationally and professionally. The organization consists of six sections based on the PMC document “The Case for Personalized Medicine”: technology, regulatory policy, payment, health information technology, genetic non-discrimination and medical education.  

Pharmacy Council

  • Pharmacy Student Council is a group of elected students who represent their various classes within the College of Pharmacy and also includes a pharmacy senator serving on the University Student Senate. The council serves as a liaison between the students and administrations, faculty, and staff concerning issues which affect the College of Pharmacy. It also serves as a unifying council of the various pharmacy organizations. It elects or appoints all student members serving on college committees, such as the Curriculum Committee. The council has sponsored the Pharmacy High School Day on campus for the past several years, a drug fair during Pharmacy Week, the graduating students composite picture, and the Annual Pharmacy Picnic.

Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)

  • The primary purpose of this group is to raise awareness about mental health and substance abuse not only on campus, but also in Ada and the surrounding communities. CPNP meets monthly to hear from speakers who are experienced pharmacists, psychologists, and trained educators from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). CPNP also has teamed with other pharmacy organizations on campus to plan an annual mental health week each April.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

  • SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and healthcare related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of the community The National Pharmaceutical Association is the parent organization for SNPhA. SNPhA has the following initiatives : HIV/AIDS Initiative - “Remember the Ribbon”, Power to End Stroke, Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative – “KEEP SAKE,” Clinical Skills Competition, Legislation/Voting/Immigration Initiative, Operation Immunization, Clinical Disease Initiative, and Diabetes Initiative. National web site or Local chapter site

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP)

  • SSHP provides students an opportunity to become knowledgeable about pharmacy practice in health care settings. To do this, SSHP provides information, through speakers and programs, to provide career direction for pharmacy practice in health care settings. Members are encouraged to participate in local, state and national organizations both as a student, and upon graduation.

Honoraries and Greek

Kappa Epsilon

  • Kappa Epsilon is a professional fraternity for women in pharmacy. At ONU, Kappa Epsilon strives to unite women in pharmacy and to stimulate a desire for high scholastic achievement. To be eligible, you need to have second year standing. Kappa Epsilon promotes the profession of pharmacy by having various professional projects, including poison prevention educational shows, blindness screening clinics, CPR training and an array of guest speakers. National web site

Kappa Psi

  • Kappa Psi conducts a fraternal organization mutually beneficial for members in the advancement of the profession of pharmacy – educationally, fraternally, and socially; striving to instill industry, sobriety, fellowship, and high ideals and to foster scholarship and pharmaceutical research. ONU chapter web site  National web site

Phi Lambda Sigma

  • Phi Lambda Sigma is an honor society for pharmacy students. Members must be chosen by their peers and must exhibit leadership. National web site

Rho Chi

  • Rho Chi is a national pharmacy honor society. It is open to all undergraduates in the upper 20% of their class, with at least a B average, and who have completed at least 70% of the scholastic work applicable toward a pharmacy degree. National web site


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