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Student Organizations

Academy of Student Pharmacists
ASPThe Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), with over 30,000 members from each of the schools and colleges of pharmacy in the US, is the student branch of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of APhA-ASP is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy.  Our chapter here at the University of Tennessee is the college’s largest student organization and one of the most active chapters in the country. Our success with patient care projects and community outreach programs have earned us recognition as being either the Chapter of the Year or Divisional Chapter of the Year for many in a row—the only chapter ever to have done so! We owe all of our success to the enthusiasm and dedication of our members and the patients we graciously serve.
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists- Student Chapter

aaps studentsThe AAPS-Graduate Student Chapter at University of Tennessee, Memphis was initiated in July 2003 when it split from the umbrella Southern Regional Student Chapter. The chapter has over 40 members, divided into four active committees working toward various goals. The chapter aims to foster the professional development of its members, advance the community’s awareness of professions in the pharmaceutical sciences, and promote social growth and interaction among its members. The members meet monthly to review and plan chapter activities.








Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International

cpfi studentsThe student chapter of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) at the University of Tennessee exists to serve Christ and the world through pharmacy. As a direct reflection of the national core values of CPFI, our chapter seeks to provide fellowship among like-minded professionals, challenge and promote spiritual growth, encourage the advancement of knowledge and ethics in the practice of pharmacy, encourage evangelism and integration of faith into practice, and provide support and opportunity of service in both home and foreign missions. 




Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Incorporated

kappa psiKappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Incorporated is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world. Currently, there are 110 Collegiate and 81 Graduate Chapters across the United States and Canada, and that number continues to grow with each passing year. The Psi Chapter at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest chapters in the country with over 200 members.





Pharmacy Student Government Association
The purpose of thePharmacy Student Government Association is to represent the student body in various settings within the College of Pharmacy and the UTHSC campus. Composed of leaders from each pharmacy student organization on campus, the PSGA provides continuity of programs and activities between the different student groups within the College of Pharmacy.
Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity 

phi delta chiBased in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Omega Chapter of Phi Delta Chi is the premier branch of the nation’s largest pharmacy fraternity.  The mission of Phi Delta Chi is to develop leaders that will advance the profession of pharmacy. In this realm, the Omega Chapter has been a frequent recipient of many national awards, including the Thurston Cup, Leadership report, Brotherhood report, Scholarship report, Chapter publication, and Window Display. In addition to many awards, the Omega chapter has luxury of being located near the National philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This affords us the opportunity to closely work with them and better understand the patient population that they work with.



Phi Lambda Sigma

pls studentsThe purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. By peer recognition, the Society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. Since membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines, the Society does not compete with other pharmacy organizations.  Phi Lambda Sigma honors leadership. Members are selected by peer recognition and faculty recommendation. No greater honor can be bestowed upon an individual than to be recognized as a leader by one's peers. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to a more active role and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy.



Rho Chi Honor Society

rho chi studentsThe Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy.  The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.

Selection: Members are selected based on GPA (grade point average). The top 15% of each class is accepted after completion of 3 semesters, and an additional 5% after the 5th semester.

The high standards maintained for membership in Rho Chi have resulted in the widespread recognition of the Society not only by the profession of pharmacy, but also by the academic world in general.  Since 1947 the Society has been a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association

SNPHAThe University of Tennessee chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is the largest of the 90 chapters on pharmacy school campuses across the United States. As pharmacy students, we learn how to optimize medication therapy, and our SNPhA members take pride in using our knowledge to help the people in our communities get better results from their medications. Our efforts on our local campuses (in Memphis, Knoxville, and Nashville) have been recognized on the national level - no other chapter has won as many Chapter of the Year awards as our University of Tennessee SNPhA chapter. Thank you to all of our awesome members, and we look forward to our new members helping us to make a difference outside of the classroom!



Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists

TSSPTennessee Society of Student Pharmacist (TSSP) is the student branch of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) and serves as the collective and representative voice of student pharmacists in the state of Tennessee. Our society’s goals include advocating for the growth of the profession of pharmacy through policy initiatives in state legislature, promoting and improving the health and welfare of Tennesseans, providing opportunities for personal and professional development, advocating for the provision of excellence in pharmacy education, encouraging continued involvement and leadership in organizations after graduation. 


May 26, 2022