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Student Organizations

The University of Kentucky College of Public Health, an institution that admitted the first MPH and Dr.P.H. students in the 2000-2001 academic year, actively solicits student input as academic and student policies and procedures are developed.  Students serve as full voting members on all standing and ad hoc committees and are encouraged to participate fully in school decision-making.  Prospective students who wish to play a significant role in influencing their academic programs and in experiencing a unique relationship with faculty and peers should consider the exceptional opportunities offered by the University of Kentucky, College of Public Health.  For more information contact: UKCPH, 111 Washington Avenue, Suite 120, Lexington, KY 40536. Phone: 859-218-2096. E-mail:

University of Kentucky Student Public Health Association (UKSPHA)

The University of Kentucky Student Public Health Association (UKSPHA) at the University of Kentucky, a student affiliate of the Kentucky Public Health Association, is a nonprofit organization for students in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and other individuals interested in public health. The Organization was founded on September 21, 2000. The student chapter consists of an executive board of elected officials including elected committee chairs for membership, public service, fund-raising, and communication.

Delta Omega-Beta Gamma Chapter

Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate students in public health. The Society was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health. There are currently 48 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The national office is located at Association of School of Public Health. The Delta Omega - Beta Gamma Chapter at the University of Kentucky, was formed at UK College of Public Health on February 10, 2006 to encourage and recognize excellence in practice, research, education and academic achievement in the field of public health.

University of Kentucky Academy Health Student Chapter

Academy Health is an organization for health services researchers, health economists, policy analysts, and practitioners. University of Kentucky Academy Health Student Chapter was formed at U.K. on September 6, 2007 to provide career services, networking, and mentoring opportunities for students interested in the field.

University of Kentucky MHA Student Association

The MHA Student Association essentially serves as the student association for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and for the MHA program. The MHA Student Association organizes educational, service and social activities and projects for all MHA students. The student association also advises the MHA Program Director on career and professional development opportunities and initiatives. Officers are elected in the spring semester and serve for the following academic year.

The University of Kentucky Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega

Sigma Phi Omega is the national academic and professional honor society that recognizes those who excel in gerontological and aging research, as well as professionals in aging services. Gamma Mu, the University of Kentucky chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.

University of Kentucky Health Occupation Professionals for Equality (UK HOPE)

UK Health Occupation Professionals for Equality (UK HOPE) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group for health professional students, faculty, and staff of the University of Kentucky medical campus. UK HOPE was founded in the fall of 2008 and attracts a diverse membership of LGBT students, faculty, staff, and their allies. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is not a prerequisite to join. In fact, many of our members are not LGBT. The only requirement is a desire to promote equality for LGBT people.

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