The PC School of Pharmacy plays host to several student run organizations that promote service to the community through various philanthropic works.  Students are encouraged to join organizations and seek out leadership roles to further develop themselves as a well rounded pharmacist.

Purpose of All Student Organizations:

  • Advocate for the profession of pharmacy as a unified group
  • Serve and educate the community
  • Develop students as professionals and leaders
  • Represent Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
  • Provide networking and collaborative opportunities for students while exposing them to a variety of practice and career opportunities
  • Engage external constituents with the School of Pharmacy

 

 Organization  Name  Purpose/Mission/Philanthropies
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Pharmacy Student Governance Association

  • Create opportunity, convey leadership, and promote spirit amongst the student body.
  • Coordinate and facilitate student leadership of student organizations of the School of Pharmacy.
  • Develop and promote leadership qualities and practices in Pharmacy School student leaders.
  • Evoke expression and involvement amongst students.
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American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists

  • Encourage all student pharmacists to become more knowledgeable about APhA and the profession of pharmacy by:
  • Providing opportunities for student participation in the decision-making process of the profession on the Chapter, State, Regional and National levels.
  • Encouraging student attendance at Chapter, Regional and National APhA meetings.
  • Increasing student awareness of current issues facing the pharmacy profession by means of programs, meetings, speakers, etc.
  • Making information in all fields of pharmacy practice readily available to all student pharmacists and to support their pursuits in these areas.
  • Encourage development of all student pharmacists into knowledgeable and competent health care professionals by providing opportunities to develop leadership capabilities by holding APhA elected offices or being appointed to one of the APhA-ASP Standing Committees.
  • Philanthropy: Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina
CPFI CPFI

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International

  • Motivate and equip pharmacy students to practice faith in Jesus Christ in their personal and professional lives.
  • Encourage and develop an active Christian witness and evangelism through prayer, Bible study, outreach and fellowship.
  • The chapter should be evangelical in outlook and purpose; and activities consistent with this biblical view are encouraged and promoted.
  • Student chapters are an opportunity for Christian students to have a common affiliation with like-minded students of their school of pharmacy and also with those of other schools of pharmacy throughout the United States and abroad.
  • Philanthropies: Operation Christmas Child, Habitat for Humanity
CPNP

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College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists

  • Encourage all collegiate pharmacists to become more knowledgeable about the national organization CPNP and the profession of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy by:
    • Providing opportunities for collegiate participation in the decision-making process affecting the profession at the Chapter, State, Regional and National levels.
    • Encouraging collegiate attendance at CPNP Collegiate Chapter meetings, regional CPNP meetings and meetings of CPNP national organization.
    • Increasing collegiate awareness of current issues facing the psychiatric/neurologic pharmacy profession by means of programs, meetings, speakers, etc.
    • Making information about psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy practice readily available to all collegiate pharmacists and to support their pursuits in these areas.
  • Encourage development of all collegiate pharmacists into knowledgeable and competent health care professionals by providing opportunities to develop leadership capabilities through holding CPNP Collegiate Chapter elected offices or being appointed to one of the CPNP Collegiate Chapter Standing Committees.
  • Improve or advance the education, practice and science and/or the interests of those who practice or desire to practice in the area of psychiatric or neurologic pharmacy by:
    • Facilitating the dissemination of information regarding psychotherapeutic agents, patient care, and community support.
    • Facilitating programs in the areas of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy within the community.
    • Improving patient care.
    • Promoting research in patient care.
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Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity

  • Empower its members to achieve personal and professional fulfillment by developing their confidence, self-esteem, interpersonal skills, and leadership vision while representing the interests of the membership to healthcare professionals and the community-at-large.
  • Philanthropy:  Breast Cancer Awareness
NCPA

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National Community Pharmacist Association

  • Provide a forum for pharmacy students to learn about the many career opportunities available in independent pharmacy practice.
  • Promote pharmacy profession and the role of independent pharmacy in the healthcare system.
  • Maintain and expand educational programs, strengthen students members’ professional, business and leadership abilities, encourage schools of pharmacy to place emphasis on the practical realities of modern community pharmacy practice.
  • Provide effective support and sponsorship of programs which encourage careers in independent pharmacy practice.
  • Promote communication and mutual understanding among health professionals in areas affecting the practice and education of these disciplines.
  • Educate the public on the proper use of prescription and non-prescription medication and on the pharmacist’s role in providing patient care.
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Phi Lambda Sigma

  • To encourage, recognize and promote leadership in pharmacy with special attention given to the development of leadership qualities.
  • To foster and recognize leaders and support leadership commitment.
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Rho Chi Society Delta Omega Chapter

  • To encourage and recognize excellence in intellectual achievement and advocate critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy.
  • To encourage high standards of conduct and character and foster fellowship among its members.
  • To seek universal recognition of its members as lifelong, intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, instill the desire to purse intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.
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Student National Pharmaceutical Association

  • To promote the interests of SNPhA student members.
  • To define the future role of minority health professionals in the community.
  • To develop a positive image of minority of health professionals.
  • To coordinate programs that will improve the health care awareness of minority communities.
  • To encourage student SNPhA members upon graduation to become SNPhA active members.
  • To offer student members the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skill.
  • To educate students about and promote active participation in national health care issues.
  • To develop the role of the minority health professional as a vital member of the health care team.
  • To develop within communities a positive image of minority health professionals.
  • To educate communities on better health practices and to increase their awareness and understanding of diseases.
  • Philanthropy:  HIV and AIDS Awareness
SSHP

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Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists

  • To make students aware of pharmacy practice in health systems; provide information to students about career directions in and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in health systems; and encourage membership and participation in the state society and ASHP as students and alumni.
  • Philanthropy:  Ronald McDonald House