Manchester Student Organizations

An essential part of the college experience happens outside of the classroom, and MCPHS-Manchester has no shortage of ways for you to get involved.

American Pharmacists Association/Academy of Students of Pharmacy (APhA-ASP)

The APhA-ASP provides professional growth opportunities to student pharmacists. The organization represents over 19,000 student members in chapters at every school and college of pharmacy throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The CAB plans the calendar of social events. Funded by the Manchester Student Government Association, the group implements an interest survey periodically to make desired events available.

Health Care Advocates for Sustainability

The Health Care Sustainability Advocates Club inspires change and promotes sustainability within the healthcare community.

Manchester Student Society of Health System Pharmacy (ASHP)

The ASHP works to make students aware of pharmacy practice in health systems. The club also provides students with career directions and the credentials needed for pharmacy practice in health systems – as well as encouraging membership and participation in the state society.

Manchester Student Government Association (SGA)

The Manchester Student Government Association provides a voice for students and their interests. SGA serves as the umbrella organization for all student organizations. They are responsible for allocating funds and sponsoring various educational and social community activities. The executive officers of the SGA are the president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, and liaisons from Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Physician Assistant Studies. SGA holds bi-weekly meetings, town meetings, and an annual Leadership Recognition Dinner.

National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA)

The mission of the National Community Pharmacist Association is to promote the pharmacy profession. The club provides support and sponsorship of programs that encourage careers in independent practice. The club also educates the public on proper prescription and non-prescription medication use and the pharmacist’s role in providing pharmacists’ services to their patients.

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

The National Student Nurses Association chapter’s purpose is to promote the development of skills to help students grow as responsible and accountable nursing professionals.

Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB)

The Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) allows students to serve underserved communities through health education. It helps create networks to access health care resources and distribute material donations nationally and internationally.

Phi Lambda Sigma

The 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. Through peer recognition, Phi Lambda Sigma encourages participation in all pharmacy activities.

Rho Chi Honor Society

The Rho Chi Honor Society is the academic National Honor Society in Pharmacy. The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy.

Outing Club

The Outing Club promotes getting outside and staying active! Membership is open to anyone, and activities include day hikes, white water rafting, day skiing, and a day at the driving range.

Student Chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)

The Student Chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants hosts events and activities related to educational mentoring, community outreach, and professional development. The chapter hosts a series of seminars on practice-related issues and mentoring experiences involving practicing physician assistants in Manchester and the surrounding area.

Student Pharmacists Against Prescription Drug Abuse (SPARxDA)

The mission of SPARxDA is to increase the awareness of prescription drug abuse in the community. This organization focuses on prescription drug overdose in New Hampshire, one of the leading causes of death. It strives to bring awareness to the community and educate them about the potential effects of misusing and abusing prescription medications.

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

The purpose of the Student Occupational Therapy Association is to enhance the knowledge of the profession of occupational therapy through professional, educational, community, and social activities. The organization facilitates opportunities for camaraderie among students and productive interaction with faculty.

Students Who Are Parents (SWAP)

Join a group of other student parents to share hacks to balance student and parent life monthly during lunch.

The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Students Advocating for Diversity (COTAD)

The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Students Advocating for Diversity student chapter is designed to support occupational therapy students to work together to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within occupational therapy education programs and in the profession.