AAPA (Arab American Pharmacists Association)
The AAPA is a community-oriented, non-profit organization. The AAPA will hold various events throughout the school year, consisting of fundraisers, community service opportunities, and educational events. Any funds raised are donated directly to a charity or underserved/free clinic in the Big Rapids and Grand Rapids area.
ASHP (American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists)
The mission of ASHP is to advance and support the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals and health systems and serve as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health. The student chapter at Ferris State offers experiential opportunities for people interested in health-system pharmacy, advocates for the profession, gets involved within the community including Habit for Humanity builds, and promotes a relaxing environment within the College of Pharmacy by our "Paint Like Bob Ross" events and annual euchre tournament.
APhA-ASP (American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists)
The mission of the APhA-ASP is to be a collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and envision and advance the future of pharmacy. APhA-ASP involves students by developing resolutions to improve the profession of pharmacy via advocacy. Members regularly serve the community through patient care projects that bring focus on educating patients about medication safety, operating blood pressure and glucose clinics, and providing vaccinations and immunization education.
CPF (Christian Pharmacy Fellowship)
CPF is a group committed to encouraging spiritual growth and promoting fellowship among pharmacy students, pharmacists, faculty, the community, as well as their friends and families. Weekly meetings usually include a Bible study, discussion, prayer, and time to socialize with one another. Fun events are hosted monthly by the CPF and include the entire College of Pharmacy. Some popular events held in the past include the Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, Free Donut Day, Ice Cream Social, and Praise Fest. This group is a great place to grow in your faith with other pharmacy students, and everyone is welcome regardless of their experience with Christianity.
DAB (Dean's Advisory Board)
DAB is comprised of student leaders throughout the College of Pharmacy: the Dean, and selected College administrators and faculty. Student members of DAB include the Class Officers and the President of each Pharmacy-related RSO. There are three elected positions within DAB: the Chair, Secretary, and Communications Officer. DAB meets monthly with the mission to encourage and enhance communication between administration and the student body. DAB also acts as a liaison between each Pharmacy RSO and helps to plan College-wide events to advocate student participation.
DIP (Diversity in Pharmacy)
DIP strives to encourage diversity within the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University.
Kappa Psi is the oldest, largest pharmacy fraternity in the world. One of our objectives is to inspire its members, to urge deep and everlasting pride in their Fraternity and in the profession of pharmacy. Our local chapter is involved in many volunteer and philanthropic opportunities including: The Pharmacy Spelling Bee, Blood Drives, Canned Food Drives, and much more. Kappa Psi also supports social lives of our members through weekly member only brother nights. We have an incredible networking opportunities through our regional and national conventions. To become a full member, you must participate in our associate member education process, instructing them on the ideals and history of Kappa Psi.
LKS (Lambda Kappa Sigma)
Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS) aims to promote the profession of Pharmacy among women and advance them within the profession by developing its members as leaders while encouraging a high standard of professional ethics and scholarships. Our core values are Leadership, Integrity, Scholarship, Sisterhood, and Service.
NCPA (National Community Pharmacists Association)
Our mission is to encourage, foster, and recognize an interest in community pharmacy ownership and entrepreneurship among the future leaders of the profession. Active membership requires meeting once a month, but members extend their experience through much more! A wide array of guest speakers, special events, and community service are offered each year to broaden and enrich educational experience, and gain valuable real-world skills.
PLS (Phi Lambda Sigma)
PLS is a Pharmacy Leadership Society that recognizes, honors, and develops leadership qualities. Society members are selected by active members of the organization. The Tau Chapter of PLS is one of over 110 chapters nationwide. Our organization proudly represents a diverse and collaborative group of the College's foremost student leaders, with the mission to empower the next generation of pharmacy leaders. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month and hose some great events throughout the school year. We host an annual etiquette dinner and started up a leadership recognition ceremony. We also co-sponsor four blood drives with Kappa Psi throughout the school year.
The Rho Chi Society is a pharmacy honor society that brings recognition to the top academic students. This group encourages its members to pursue leadership, intellectual excellence, fellowship, and volunteerism to advance in the profession. We plan volunteer activities and work to keep our members up to date with the latest guidelines surrounding our profession.
SMPA (Student Michigan Pharmacists Association)
SMPA is an affiliated chapter of the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) that promotes engagement, advocacy, mentorship, and networking for the profession. Members have opportunities to meet with leaders in the pharmacy and interact in legislative affairs at the state and national level. Students participate in Pharmacy Day at the Capitol in Lansing, MI, and attend MPA's Annual Convention and Exposition in Detroit, MI. The goal of this organization is to build the profession and ensure pharmacists can provide the best possible care for their patients through legislation and advocacy.