Pharmacy Student Professional Fraternities
Kappa Psi Fraternity - Gamma Omicron Chapter
Mission Statement: Kappa Psi was founded in 1879 in New Haven, Conn. on the principles of industry, sobriety, fellowship, and high ideals. It is the oldest and largest pharmaceutical fraternity in the world. The Gamma Omicron chapter was founded in 1923 and has continued these goals.
Purpose: There are several statements of purpose for this chapter:
- To conduct a professional fraternal organization for the mutual benefit of its members;
- To develop industry, sobriety, and fellowship;
- To foster high ideals, scholarship, and pharmaceutical research;
- To support all projects which will advance the profession of pharmacy and to actively participate in them; and
- To inspire in its members a deep and lasting pride in their fraternity and in the profession of pharmacy.
Events: In 2016, our chapter hosted Brothers from our region at the semi-annual Southwest Province Conclave. We are looking forward to our annual Dr. & Dr. of Pharmacy Pageant, hosted with Phi Delta Chi, benefiting the American Heart Association in the spring semester.
Contract the president: McKenzie S'Renco (McKenszie-SRenco@ouhsc.edu)
National Website: Kappa Psi Fraternity
Phi Delta Chi - Rho Chapter
Mission Statement: Phi Delta Chi is a professional pharmacy fraternity whose objective is to advance the science of pharmacy and its allied interests; and to aim to foster and promote fraternal spirit among its members.
Purpose: Our organization strives to help each brother excel in pharmacy through brotherhood, scholarship, professionalism, community service, and social activities. Phi Delta Chi is a national organization, with many brothers regionally and across the nation. We bring together brothers within our own chapter as well as allow many opportunities to meet brothers from other chapters. We are intentional in creating a large resource network that will be available not only during pharmacy school, but throughout our careers.
Events: We host multiple fundraisers for St. Jude's and have social events every month for our brothers. We partner with Kappa Psi to organize the Dr. & Dr. of Pharmacy Pageant in the Spring semester (the proceeds of which go to the American Heart Association).
Dues: $145 (pledges)
Contact the president: Christopher Vu (Christopher-Vu@ouhsc.edu)
National Website: Phi Delta Chi
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society - Alpha Epsilon Chapter
Mission Statement: Phi Lambda Sigma is a pharmacy leadership society for 2nd-4th year students. PLS aims to acknowledge leadership achievement, ensure the continuing availability of student and practitioner leaders, and enhance the talent, skill, and effectiveness of leaders in the pharmacy profession.
Purpose: The purpose of this chapter is to (P2 and P3 students are invited to apply each fall. Admission to PLS is based on leadership involvement):
- Ensure the continuing availability of student and practitioner leaders for the profession of pharmacy;
- Acknowledge leadership achievement and award membership to leaders recommended by the Society; and
- Enhance the talent, skill, and effectiveness of leaders for the profession of pharmacy.
Events: Each year, we participate in philanthropy events such as City Rescue Mission and look forward to our college's Big Event community service project in the spring semester.
Dues: New members ($110); Current members ($30).
Contact the president: Jeff Henderson (Jeffrey-L-Henderson@ouhsc.edu)
National Website: Phi Lambda Sigma
Pharmacy Student Executive Council
Mission Statement: Pharmacy Student Council coordinates student participation in college activities, acts as a liaison between the health campus and the College of Pharmacy, provides pharmacy student representation in university activities, and keeps students up-to-date on upcoming events.
Purpose: PSC is the governing student body of the College of Pharmacy and is composed of representatives elected from each recognized student organization, as well as the president of each campus pharmacy class.
Events: PSC is made up of subcommittees that provide various outlets for our college. RX-A-Wish, a silent auction for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, is one of our biggest annual events. We also have an intramurals coordinator, a social chair, and a Pharmacy Month chair who facilitates different meetings throughout the month of October to promote the pharmacy profession.
Contact the president: Daniel Nguyen (Daniel-b-Nguyen@ouhsc.edu)
OUHSC Student Government Association
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the governing body for OUHSC students and includes the SGA Executive Board, SGA Executive Council, and SGA Senate.
Purpose: SGA Senate is comprised of elected senators from all seven colleges on the HSC campus. It is then divided up into four committees: Campus Development, Interdisciplinary, Community Outreach, and Student Services. Each committee works throughout the year on projects developed based on feedback from the students and the rest of the student government members.
Upcoming Events: In recent years, we have organized the All College Party benefiting OU Children's Hospital Foundation and the MEET@THEWALK social event; worked with campus leaders on campus safety and beautification projects; and developed a guide of the OKC area for students from out-of-state or from another country.
Website: OUHSC Student Government
Rho Chi Academic Honor Society - Gamma Chapter
Mission Statement: The Rho Chi Society is a pharmacy academic honor society. Membership is based on academic performance, personal qualities, election by current members, and approval by the Dean.
Purpose: The purpose of the organization is to give recognition to intellectual leaders in the profession of pharmacy, as well as encourage its members to promote the highest ideals in pharmacy.
Events: Service events include volunteering at City Rescue Mission in the Fall semester and Millwood Elementary in the Spring semester.
Contact the president: Abby Tiedeman (Abby-Tiedeman@ouhsc.edu)
National Website: Rho Chi Honor Society