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College of pharmacy and health sciences
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Pharmacy Student Organizations

Students 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. 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 our faculty.

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.

  • PP1 Class Representative
  • PP2 Class Representative
  • PPA2 Class Representative

Butler University Community Outreach Pharmacy (BUCOP)

The Butler University Community Outreach Pharmacy (BUCOP) became a part of the Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic (IU-SOC) in 2009 to provide pharmaceutical services to the underserved eastside communities of Indianapolis.

Check out the About Us section to learn how BUCOP works to bring medical care to those in need. BUCOP.

Christian Healthcare Provider Organization (CHPO)

Started as Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI), CHPO is a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. Our mission is to serve Christ and the world through pharmacy. The Butler Chapter allows all students in COPHS to join. CPFI.

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.


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.


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 fairs, 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.



The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) student pharmacy chapter advocates the purposes of the AMCP through educational and community service, provides opportunities for professional growth, and promotes managed care pharmacy within their schools. 

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.


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.


Student Officers

P4 Class (2018)



PA 2019 Class Officers

President - Chad Robertson

Vice President - Doug Day

Secretary/Historian - Jordan Trimarco

Treasurer - Bethany Schultz


BSHS Class

Pediatric Pharmacy Education Done by Students (PPEDS)

The group will advocate for the health of local children and further advance current knowledge regarding pediatric disease states. Through pharmacy education regarding the treatment and prevention of disease in the pediatric population, we will attempt to reduce the hesitancy associated with selecting appropriate treatment which exists in current pediatric pharmacy practice. Our presence in the community will facilitate us in maximizing medication safety as it relates to the pediatric population. The organization will provide leadership opportunities and information for students concerning career opportunities in pediatric pharmacy. Furthermore, we will foster relationships between Butler and Purdue collegiate members and professionals in the community while adding a student voice to PPAG at the local and national level. PPEDS.