Pharmacy Organizations & Leadership Opportunities
Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy
Pharm.D. Class Officers
Each of the P1 to P4 class years will elect officers annually. The class officers serve several purposes including, but not limited to 1) communicating class-wide concerns to the College of Pharmacy administration, faculty and/or instructors and 2) organizing class-sponsored events such as community volunteer efforts and/or fundraising activities. The class President and Vice-President serve as the official representatives for the class in the College of Pharmacy student council.
Class elections are held in the late spring of each year and are coordinated by the Office of Student Affairs. The P1 class officer elections will be held in early fall semester. Offices include, but are not limited to: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Students must be in good academic standing to serve as a class officer.
- President: The President is responsible for the oversight of the planning and deployment of class events such as volunteer activities, social events, and class-specific alumni events. The president also serves as the liaison between the class members and the student council and when needed to the college administration, faculty, and instructors. The President also serves on the College of Pharmacy Student Council.
- Vice-President:The Vice-President assists the president and in their absence serves as the person responsible for the oversight of the planning and deployment of class events. The Vice-President also serves on the College of Pharmacy Student Council.
- Treasurer:The treasurer is responsible for collecting and tracking any funds received and expended. The treasurer and at least one additional officer usually has signature authority on an external class-specific checking account.
- Secretary: The secretary is responsible for meeting minutes and communicating meetings/events to class members.
Student Council - College of Pharmacy
The Student Council for the College of Pharmacy is responsible for hearing and communicating global student concerns to the administration and faculty of the College. The student council may also serve as a communication hub between the different class years within the college, including mentorship of the newer class officers and/or coordination of class-led student activities and fundraisers. The initial Student Council will be composed of the inaugural class officers, who will be responsible for drafting the council's bylaws. The council bylaws will be reviewed and voted on by the Pharm.D. student population.
The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as a recognized forum for student opinion at The University of Texas at Tyler. Comprised of all students enrolled at UT Tyler, SGA assists the university in identifying -- and communicating to the university community -- the interests, programs and goals of the majority of students. The association also assists in providing students with programs to meet their needs. The College of Pharmacy has 3 Senators positions within the SGA. College of Pharmacy students may also be eligible to run for other seats such as the Student Body at Large and residential life positions. Senators representing the College of Pharmacy must follow all the rules and regulations of the Student Government Association.
Pharmacy and Pharmacy Student Organizations
Pharmacy organizations are a great way for pharmacists and pharmacy students to explore and network with other professionals with common interests. Pharmacy organizations may be based on a common interest in a practice setting (e.g. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy), a health condition (e.g. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists), fostering or recognizing an important attribute (e.g. Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society).
The first pharmacy student organization planned within the College of Pharmacy is the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). As the pharmacy student population continues to grow, additional organizations will be added based on student interest and organizations that offer a variety of goals/mission statements. College of Pharmacy Students may also be eligible to participate in UT Tyler Student Organizations. All UT Tyler recognized student organizations, including those based out of the College of Pharmacy, must adhere to the UT Tyler Student Organization Guidelines.
Pharmacy and/or Pharmacy Student Organizations include, but are not limited to:
Regional Pharmacy Associations
- CETPA -- Central East Texas Pharmacy Association
- ETSHP -- East Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists
State Pharmacy Associations
- AIP of Texas -- Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas
- TPA -- Texas Pharmacy Association (Information on Student Membership)
- TPC -- Texas Pharmacy Congress
- TSHP -- Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists
National Pharmacy Organizations
- AMCP -- Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
- AAPS -- American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
- AACP -- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
- ACCP -- American College of Clinical Pharmacy
- APhA -- American Pharmacists Association (Student Organization = APhA-ASP)
- ASCP -- American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
- ASHP -- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (Student Organization = SSHP)
- CPNP -- College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
- HOPA -- Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association
- NACDS -- National Association of Chain Drug Stores
- NCPA -- National Community Pharmacists Association
- PPAG -- Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group
- SIDP -- Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
- SNPhA -- Student National Pharmaceutical Association
National Leadership, Academic Honor Societies, and Professional Pharmacy Fraternities
- KE -- Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
- KY -- Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
- PDX -- Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity
- PLS -- Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society
- Rho Chi -- Rho Chi Academic Honor Society
Student Organizations at UT Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler is home to more than 80 student organizations, representing the diverse interests of students across campus. In addition to the pharmacy student organizations, College of Pharmacy students may also eligible to participate these UT Tyler student organizations.