College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Physician Assistant Program

Student Groups 

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 that affect the student body of COPHS.

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.

Pi Alpha

Pi 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.