Student Organizations

Members of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association

The department of communication sciences and disorders has two student organizations any student may join to supplement their academic experience with extracurricular involvement. Student groups provide opportunities to put into action what you are learning in the classroom.

Student Academy of Audiology

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The SAA introduces students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the population served.

For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Barber at 417-836-5275.

Missouri State NSSLHA Chapter

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). NSSLHA membership is available to full or part-time undergraduate and graduate students. NSSLHA members are represented by Regional Councilors who sit on the NSSLHA Executive Council as well as on one or more ASHA professional boards or committees.

As a national chapter NSSLHA member, students are entitled to several benefits, including NSSLHA publications, the ASHA Leader, a choice of one ASHA journal, reduced registration fees for the annual ASHA Convention and significant savings on the first year of ASHA membership. Annual dues are only $45.

NSSHLA is a presence on campus and in the community. Student members participate in regular community service events, visit Jefferson City to speak with legislators and participate in the campus wide world health day.

For more information, contact Lindsey Hiebert at 417-836-6141.