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National Organizations


American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
The Academy of Student Pharmacists is the student section of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), representing more than 18,000 student pharmacists at all colleges of pharmacy in the United States and Puerto Rico. The mission of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.


Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
AMCP strives to expose pharmacy students to the field of pharmacy that exist beyond the typical notion of pharmacists in retail or hospital setting. The AMCP chapter at UH is the first chapter in Texas with the goal of increasing awareness of the role of managed care in the healthcare profession. To its members, AMCP offers P&T Committee Competition, Annual Round Table Event, Mentor Mentee Progrem, on-site tours, and many more networking opportunities. Learn more at


National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. Not only focused on those who are interested in creating their own pharmacy, but also focused on the business aspect of retail pharmacy. Exceptionally benefiting those who would love to become a pharmacy manager.


Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP)
SCCP is the student chapter of ACCP, the national organization. Our local chapter is dedicated to serving those interested in clinical pharmacy through promoting patient care, education, research and interprofessionalism. Our aim is to transform students into clinicians by introducing a variety of clinical specialties, exposing students to research and by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth through events such as: networking workshops, seminar development, and experiential and educational opportunities.


Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO)

 IPhO is the first and only nationally recognized industry focused professional pharmacy organization. The UH chapter is dedicated to utilizing various national resources to inform students of all that industry pharmacy can consist of, and how they can pursue a career in this path. IPhO aims to empower students for future roles as pharmacists in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.

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Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
SNPhA was founded in 1972 as an affiliate of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA). SNPhA is an educational and service association of students who are concerned about pharmacy issues, professional development, and the lack of minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. For more information, please visit


Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP)

SSHP encompasses interests of hospital, clinical, and other health-system pharmacy professions. It is affiliated with GCSHP (Gulf Coast), TSHP (Texas), and ASHP (American) chapters. SSHP provides excellent opportunities to network and learn about post-graduate residency training from current residents, program directors, and clinical pharmacists through the Residency Preparation Series, which includes events such as the Residency Workshop and Residency Mentoring Social. SSHP is also dedicated to providing Antibiotic Awareness and Medication Safety outreach programs and improving students' clinical skills through various competitions. For more information, please visit


Vietnamese-American Pharmacy Student Society (VAPSS)
The mission of VAPSS is to encourage all Vietnamese-American pharmacy students to participate and become well-informed in all aspects of the pharmacy profession.


Local Organizations


Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)
CPFI is a worldwide, interdenominational ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice.


Indian Pharmacy Students Association (IPSA)
The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness of the Indian culture within the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, provide our members with opportunities to further their knowledge of the pharmacy profession, and to educate and serve the South Asian population of Houston.


Mexican-American Pharmacy Students Association (MAPSA) 
The purpose of MAPSA is to encourage and promote unity among pharmacy students with common interests, values, and backgrounds. Members participate in a variety of activities which include community outreach, fundraising projects, Spanish peer tutoring and counseling within an entertaining atmosphere outside the classroom. MAPSA serves to promote cultural awareness by educating, assisting and supporting Hispanic communities through healthcare and community development.


Professional Fraternities 

Kappa Epsilon (KE)

Kappa Epsilon is a co-ed professional pharmacy fraternity, whose mission is to empower its members to achieve personal and professional fulfillment. The fraternity was founded in 1921 and the UH chapter, Upsilon, was formed in 1953. KE is philanthropically focused with breast and ovarian cancer and brings awareness through various events such as Awareness Week, and the Susan G. Komen Fun Run


Kappa Psi (KY) 

Kappa Psi is a co-ed pharmaceutical fraternity. It is the world’s oldest and largest pharmaceutical fraternity, founded in 1879. The Delta Delta chapter at UH was chartered in 1963. The goals of the fraternity are to develop fellowship, industry, sobriety and foster high ideals while promoting scholarship and pharmaceutical research.


Phi Delta Chi

Phi Delta Chi (PDC): Phi Delta Chi was chartered in 1883 and the Alpha Tau Chapter was chartered at UH in 1953. We are a co-ed fraternity of professional men and women striving for success as future pharmacists by becoming involved in national, state, and local activities. PDC offers its members a strong brotherhood of friendship, instills values of leadership and community involvement in the Houston community and in cooperation with St. Judes, and organizes social events to help relieve the pressures of pharmacy school.

Honor Societies


Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS)

Phi Lambda Sigma is the National Pharmacy Leadership Honor society. Chartered in 1988, the Upsilon Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma at the UH strives to improve the quality of our

pharmacy school leaders so that they may acquire the skills needed to be an effective pharmacist and an active future leader in the profession of pharmacy. Membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines allowing the Society to recognize and promote leadership without competing with other pharmacy organizations. Membership is determined by dedication, service, and leadership in the pharmacy profession. Learn more at


Rho Chi

The Rho Chi Society is the honorary organization for the profession of pharmacy. The Beta Omicron chapter of UH was established in 1956. Membership is by invitation and is based on high academic achievement in the professional curriculum.