CHHS Student Involvement Opportunities

The College of Health and Human Services has 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.

  • 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. The organization act as an 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.

  • Masters of Social Work Student Association (MSWSA)

    Faculty Advisor: Steven Rose
    Web Site: GetConnected
    Serves as a link between MSW students and the faculty and staff of the department to advocate for and represent students’ needs and interests; encourages unity and cohesion among MSW students through social interaction and support activities; and promotes the ethics and value of the social work profession.

  • Nutrition and Food Studies (NFS) Graduate Student Association

    Faculty Advisor: TBA
    Web Site: GetConnected
    Assists with professional development, facilitates communication with the faculty, fosters community engagement, and supports the academic success of graduate students in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies.

  • Rehabilitation Science Club

    Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Herrick
    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.

  • Students for Seniors

    Faculty Advisor: Contact the Department of Health Administration and Policy,, 703-993-1929
    Web Site: GetConnected
    Dedicated to the service of the elderly within our community, this group strives to enrich the lives of seniors through volunteer work and by raising awareness of current issues facing the elderly population. It is open to students in any major.

  • Student Nurses Association (SNA)

    Faculty Advisors: Rosemarie Westberg and Florence Smocyznski
    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.