Academic Affairs

Student Organizations

Student Serv VertStudents in the pharmacy program are very active outside of the classroom. Many student organizations promote career development and community involvement. Through participation in these co-curricular activities, students build good support systems with colleagues that grow into a professional network for alumni.

Each professional class elects its own officers. The activities of the classes have included trips to laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and health care institutions. Social events include ski trips, pizza parties during finals, bowling parties, basketball tournaments, study group sessions, and guest speakers. Class officers serve as student liaisons within the college and represent their class members in reviewing cluster exam schedules, curriculum changes, and college committees.

Student organizations schedule regular social activities and are advised by at least two of our faculty. (For more information on scheduled events, please see the event calendar.) The following are the recognized student organizations within the college:

Butler University Student Association of Pharmacy (BSAP)

BSAP represents the combination of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Students of Pharmacy (APhA-ASP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) student chapters to provide a forum for pharmacy students to learn about the opportunities to become involved in the many realms of pharmacy practice. Some of the objectives include encouraging pharmacy students to become more knowledgeable about and involved with the pharmacy profession; to maintain and expand educational programs related to pharmacy and health care; to educate the lay public on the proper use of both prescription and nonprescription medications and to promote the development of well rounded pharmacy students.

Physician Assistant Club (PAC)

The purpose of the Physician Assistant Club (PAC) is to serve as the official organization for physician assistant program students, to promote academic achievement and clinical excellence and to promote the physician assistant as a member of the health-care team.

Officers

  • President: Sarah Caudill
  • Vice President: to be elected in the fall 
  • Secretary: to be elected in the fall
  • Treasurer:Ame Turner
  • Social Committee:to be elected in the fall
  • Fundraising:to be elected in the fall
  • Philanthropy: to be elected in the fall

Health Sciences Student Assembly (HSSA)

This is considered to be the 'umbrella' organization over all of the other pharmacy/physician assistant organizations. HSSA is comprised of a representative from each COPHS student organization and a class officer. Any pharmacy or PA student is welcome to attend any of the monthly meetings. HSSA representatives also serve on college committees with faculty to offer ideas and feedback on programs, student services, and class needs. The Health Science Student Assembly representatives have made significant contributions to the revision of course evaluations, cluster exam schedules, the Student Handbook, pharmacy and PA professional orientations, classroom needs, and other policies which effect the student body of COPHS.

Kappa Psi

Kappa Psi is the oldest national professional fraternity for men and women enrolled in either the pre-pharmacy or the pharmacy program. Although Kappa Psi is a professional fraternity, it also offers a strong bond of fellowship. Kappa Psi works to promote professionalism and supports local philanthropies by giving both time and money. Kappa Psi also offers many social events, thus balancing education with fellowship.

Officers

  • Regent: Liz Eveleigh
  • Vice Regent: Molly Radford
  • Corresponding Secretary: Miranda Arthur
  • Recording Secretary: Erin Ellsworth
  • Treasurer: Katie Frowein
  • Historian: Lauren Hirons
  • Sargent at Arms: Austin Smith
  • Chaplain:Hannah Kuhn
  • Pledge Trainer: Kayla Chappel, Matt Moehl, Lindsey Sopetti
  • Web Master: Joey Zegar
  • Immediately Past Regent: Allison Buida

Lambda Kappa Sigma

Lambda Kappa Sigma is the only international fraternity of women in pharmacy, and it emphasizes the personal, professional, academic, and social growth of its members. Membership for a collegiate woman studying pharmacy, regardless of race, religion or national origin is based upon character, scholarship and a desire to cooperate with and assist fellow members as they pursue education as a pharmacist. The Butler Phi chapter contributes to the community with activities such as sponsoring families at the holidays. Regular chapter activities include participation in the "Great American Smokeout," and work with the elderly.

Officers

  • President: Taryn Kellams
  • President Elect: Radha Patel
  • Philanthropy Chair: Radha Patel
  • Vice President: Jess Giaquinto
  • Secretary: Ali Oen
  • Treasurer: Sarah DiDominik
  • Recruitment/Social Chair: Linnea Corey
  • Historian: Elizabeth McGough

Phi Delta Chi

This organization is the oldest professional pharmacy fraternity in the nation, as well as the most veteran on the Butler campus. Butler's chapter is open to both men and women. Phi Delta Chi performs many professional projects and services, among which are an annual community health fair, canned food  drives for the Damien Center, serving meals at a men's shelter, and service at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Phi Delta Chi also sponsors social activities involving its own members.

Officers

  • President: Maggie Thomas
  • Vice President: Alex Foster
  • Secretary: Allie Gritzman
  • Treasurer: Dalton Kuebel
  • Correspondent: Molly Steinkamp
  • Prelate:Mariah Post
  • Alumni Liason: Kevin Bozymski
  • Pledge Master: Ryan Junkins, Nick Neulieb
  • Committee Head/Supervisor: Tommy Fehn

Phi Lambda Sigma

Phi Lambda Sigma is a national honor society dedicated to the recognition of leaders in pharmacy. Its mission is to foster and recognize leaders and to support leadership commitment.

Officers

  • President:Kevin Bozymski
  • Vice President: Liz Eveleigh
  • Treasurer: Taryn Kellams
  • Secretary: Ian Ray
  • Historian: Sean Roberts
  • High School Explorer Chair: Emily Rennekamp

Pi Alpha

Phi Alpha is the national physician assistant honor society organized for the promotion and recognition of significant academic achievement, leadership, research, community/professional service, and related activities, and the encouragement of a high standard of character and conduct among both physician assistant students and graduates. The Butler University chapter of Pi Alpha was chartered in 2005.

Rho Chi

This is an honor society for both students and professors in pharmacy. Undergraduate students are chosen from the upper 20 percent of their classes and must have completed 75 credit hours. Rho Chi members conduct tutoring and study tables for pharmacy classes each week.

Officers

  • President: Matt Budi
  • Vice President: Alexis Villarreal
  • Secretary: Lisa LeCleir
  • Treasurer: Brian Skinner
  • Historian: Jill Morris