Getting Involved at UIC SPH
GET INVOLVED AT UIC SPH
UIC houses over 200 student organizations, sports clubs, volunteer groups, and other associations so there really is something for everyone. Below you will find featured organizations of interest to public health students.
PUBLIC HEALTH STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is the student governing body at the UIC School of Public Health. Officers of PHSA act as liaisons between students and faculty to promote career development through networking events, encourage student involvement in the school community, promote public health initiatives, represent students’ needs and create a friendly environment that fosters social interactions between students, faculty and staff at the school. Every enrolled student at the School of Public Health is a member of PHSA.
MINORITY STUDENTS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Graduate school is a demanding endeavor for any student. For a minority student in the majority-dominated field of health care, the obstacles to success can be even more challenging. The Minority Students for the Advancement of Public Health (MSAPH) at the UIC School of Public Health complements the graduate experience of minority students and helps provide support toward achieving academic and professional success.
MSAPH, exists by the motto Lifting As We Climb, continually striving to expose students to important issues in the public health community that affect minorities and their professional development. The group meets monthly, hosts social activities and participates in community service in the Chicago area
ASSOCIATION OF FUTURE HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATORS
The Association of Future Healthcare Administrators (AFHA) is the student led organization and governing body for the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program at the UIC School of Public Health. AFHA’s roles are to act as a liaison between students and faculty, promote professional development through various events and networking opportunities, promote student involvement in the school community, and represent the needs of MHA students.
GLOBAL HEALTH STUDENT INTEREST GROUP
The Global Health Student Interest Group is composed of students from all divisions within the School of Public Health and is dedicated to learning, educating and promoting awareness about international health affairs. Through creating dialogue between students and faculty across the campus, the group aims to stimulate interest and share ideas about the ever increasing quantity of global health issues.
ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS-UIC CHAPTER
The international volunteer service group Engineers Without Borders began in 2002, and now attracts the help of some 12,000 student and professional engineers in more than 350 projects in developing countries around the world. The UIC chapter brings together engineering, urban planning and public health students to tackle projects in rural Guatemala. Over the past five years, UIC students helped locals build or renovate schools, water systems and other structures in the remote mountain village of Cerro Alto and neighboring Labor de Falla.