Student Involvement Opportunities

The College of Health and Human Services hosts a variety of organizations for students who want to extend their education beyond the walls of the classroom. These organizations provide students opportunities to learn about their intended professional field; to connect with fellow students, faculty and alumni; and to take on leadership roles.

Student Organizations

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  • AcademyHealth Student Chapter

    Faculty Advisors: Tony Yang and Tim Henderson
    Web Site: GetConnected
    Provides learning and professional development experiences for undergraduate and graduate students interested in health services research and health policy. Membership benefits include free online seminars and discounted conference registration; networking, mentoring, and professional development events; scholarships and fellowships; employment services; and resources for developing research skills.

  • Doctoral Student Association (Nursing)

    Faculty Advisor: Kevin Mallinson
    Web Site: GetConnected
    Represents both the PhD and DNP nursing students, giving them an opportunity to enhance their professional growth. Goals include giving students an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas; increasing awareness of funding opportunities; maintaining communication with administration and faculty in the School of Nursing; and providing support and mentoring for new students.

  • Graduate Student Advisory Committee

    Faculty Advisor: Lisa Lindley
    Web Site: TBA

  • MedX Global

    Faculty Advisor: Ali Weinstein
    Web Site: GetConnected
    MedX is designed to engage undergraduate students in global health development with an emphasis on health care as a human right. The purpose of MedX Global is to involve the clinically oriented in the intersection of medicine and globalization, and to engage others by mapping diverse experiences to the future of global health development. We act as a powerful extension of traditional health science routes, involving students in multidisciplinary applications of academic work and the realization of service-oriented culture.

  • MHA Leaders of Tomorrow (MHALT)

    Faculty Advisor: Martin Perlin
    Web Site: GetConnected
    Supports the educational, professional and social development of its members along with the mission and goals of the MHA in Health Systems Management graduate program in the Department of Health Administration and Policy.

  • Rehabilitation Science Club

    Faculty Advisor: Clint Wutzke
    Web Site: GetConnected
    Open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in understanding the disability process and optimizing human performance and function, this group’s goals include providing members with opportunities to network with scientists and clinicians; promoting educational opportunities; assisting members with identifying and applying to post-graduate and professional programs; and organizing community outreach and service projects.

  • Social Work Student Association (SWSA)

    Faculty Advisors: Sharolyn Dugger, JoAnn Lee, and Katherine Prudden
    Web Site: GetConnected
    Provides undergraduate students who are interested in the field of social work with an opportunity to connect with one another and participate in activities such as service projects, study groups, fundraisers, and movie nights.

  • Student Nurses Association (SNA)

    Faculty Advisor: Rosemarie Westberg
    Web Site: GetConnected
    Organizes, represents and mentors students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those nurses enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs.

Honor Societies

Visit Mason's Office of Student Involvement for additional student organization information.