Organizations & Associations

In addition to formal course work, clerkships, and special projects, students participate in a variety of other activities:

Professional Organizations

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
ACCP’s UNMC student chapter provides students with a local connection to the national organization. The goals of the organization are to familiarize students with the field of clinical pharmacy via information about careers and opportunities, promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, education, and professional development, and to advocate for the role of clinical pharmacists in providing direct patient care.

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is the national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all.

Academy of Students of Pharmacy (ASP)
The Academy of Students of Pharmacy is the student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association. This national association was organized in 1852 and traditionally represents the broad interests of professionals in pharmacy. Membership in the student chapter serves to identify students with their chosen profession and allows them to participate in a number of academic, professional and social activities.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)
The Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International is an interdenominational ministry made up of pharmacists, in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice, throughout the world. This international organization promotes Christian fellowship among pharmacists while promoting spiritual growth.

Community Student Pharmacists Association (CSPA)
CSPA is an organization that represents student pharmacists that want to explore the retail setting. We wish to make students aware of pharmacy practice in the community setting, including both independent and chain opportunities, provide information to students about career directions in and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in the community, and encourage membership and participation in the Nebraska Pharmacists Association (NPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) as a student and upon graduation.

Kappa Epsilon Pharmacy Fraternity - Beta Chapter
Kappa Epsilon is a professional fraternity for students in pharmacy. The purpose of this organization is to promote an active interest in the advancement of women in the pharmacy profession and to provide an avenue for communication among those interested in the profession. Kappa Epsilon stresses high scholastic standards and offers a means of establishing lasting and loyal professional friendships.

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity - Gamma Epsilon Chapter
Kappa Psi is a professional fraternity for students in pharmacy. The purpose of the organization is to mutually benefit its members for the advancement of the profession of pharmacy, educationally, fraternally and socially; and to instill industry, sobriety, fellowship and high ideals in its members and to foster scholarship and pharmaceutical research.

Phi Lambda Sigma Society - Beta Xi Chapter
The Phi Lambda Sigma Society is the leadership society for pharmacy. The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma is the encouragement, recognition, and promotion of leadership in pharmacy, with special attention given to the development of leadership qualities. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least one year of pharmacy school and have demonstrated leadership roles within the profession of pharmacy.

Rho Chi Honor Society
The Rho Chi Society is the national pharmacy honor society. Rho Chi recognizes superior academic achievement and promotes scholarly fellowship in pharmacy. Students qualify for election and invitation to membership in Rho Chi based primarily on their cumulative grade point average and academic standing in the upper 20% of their class. An annual initiation banquet and participation in professional programs to raise funds for an annual scholarship award comprise the major activities of Rho Chi.

Rural Pharmacy Student Association (RPSA)
The Rural Pharmacy Student Association is an organization for students admitted through the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), the Rural Pharmacy Practice Educational Initiative (RPPEI), and all other pharmacy students interested in rural pharmacy practice. This association promotes the preparation and training of students for the practice of pharmacy in rural Nebraska. Membership in the association serves to identify students with an interest in rural practice, and allows them to participate in a number of professional development and social activities.

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP)
SSHP is a national professional association that represents student pharmacists who aspire to practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems.  The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the parent organization, has a long history of medication-error prevention efforts and is the national accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training programs.

Professional Development

 Social Activities