We have very active chapters of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) at the University of Arizona. Our student groups provide opportunities for all undergraduate and graduate students to engage in educational, philanthropic and leadership activities that complement the academic and clinical programs in SLHS. You can learn even more about recent and upcoming events by going to the SAA website and the NSSLHA website.
The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association's mission is to create meaningful and engaging campus and community experiences for future professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. It works to promote advocacy within local and statewide systems to increase awareness of communication difficulties in our communities. NSSLHA meets these objectives through educational, philanthropic, and social activities. Recent collaborations include local chapters of the ALS Society, Autism Society Southern Arizona, and the Apraxia Walk. NSSLHA has recently donated over $1000 to the UA Speech and Language Clinic for pediatric therapy scholarships. Mentoring opportunities, as well as group learning activities, are available throughout the academic year.
The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that serves as a collective voice, 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 public we serve.
The SAA chapter at the UA was established in January 2012. Our focus is to promote the education and pre-professional development of AuD students, as well as to serve the Tucson community by engaging in philanthropic events that promote hearing health. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.
Our current community outreach activities involve the El Rio Health Fair, Special Olympics, and Turn Down the Volume.