Student Organizations and College Committees

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

PROFESSIONAL PHARMACY FRATERNITIES

HONORARY PHARMACY SOCIETIES

COLLEGE COMMITTEES

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES

 

 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Deans Student Advisory Council functions as the College's student government.  Elected representatives meet with the dean and associate dean on a regular basis during the academic year to enhance communication between the College's students, faculty, and administration; provide feedback regarding College initiatives, share student needs with the college administration; promote student's professional development; and discuss other matters of general concern to the college's student body.

  • DSAC Membership:  Each spring semester students from each class shall select two class representative to serve on the council for the next academic year. Pre-pharmacy and P1 student representatives are nominated and selected at the beginning of the fall semester.  In addition, the College-elected representative to the University Student Senate shall serve as a member of the council.  The Dean and Associate Dean for Student Services serve on this committee as ex-officio members. Click here to view DSAC Members

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Drake Pharmacy (Rx) Unified Group of Students (DRxUGS) is the umbrella organization for all the national organizations.  This organization, open to all students in the pharmacy program, is a unified organization of all Drake pharmacy student organizations and was established in 2000.  Student members are also members of the Iowa Pharmacy Association as well as select membership in one of five national organizations:

  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
  • American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) (Recognized Student Society)
  • American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)
  • National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
  • Student National Community Pharmacists Association (SNAPhA)

Additional Information:  DRxUGS EC Interest Indicator, DRxUGS Position DescriptionsDRxUGS Constitution

Health Sciences Student Organization is the umbrella organization for the health sciences students. 

 

PROFESSIONAL PHARMACY FRATERNITIES

Phi Delta Chi is a national professional pharmaceutical fraternity founded at the University of Michigan in 1883.  The local (Psi) chapter was authorized at Des Moines University in 1921, transferred to Des Moines College of Pharmacy in 1928 and to Drake in 1939.

Kappa Psi is a national professional pharmaceutical fraternity founded at the New Haven Collegiate and Commercial Institute in 1879.  The local (Beta Chi) chapter was installed at the Des Moines College of Pharmacy in 1930 and transferred to Drake in 1939.

Lambda Kappa Sigma is an international professional pharmacy fraternity founded at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1913. The local (Nu) chapter at Drake University was installed on April 24, 1925.

 

HONORARY PHARMACY SOCIETIES

Phi Lambda Sigma is a national pharmacy leadership society for pharmacy students who have displayed leadership qualities and have been recognized for these qualities by their peers.  The Drake University chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma was established in 1992.

Rho Chi is a national honor society organized to promote the advancement of pharmaceutical sciences.  The society was founded at the University of Michigan in 1922.  Alpha Sigma chapter was established at Drake in 1951.  Eligible for membership are students who have completed 60% or the equivalent of no fewer than 75 credit hours require for graduation and are in the top 20% of their class academically.

 

COLLEGE COMMITTEES:

Honor Code Committee is a committee of students and faculty who determine whether academic integrity and/or professionalism violations have occurred and impose penalties for violations.  Members are selected according to the policy.

Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day is an annual one-day event planned by pharmacy & health science students.  Guest speakers present lectures on various contemporary pharmacy and health science issues.  Students have the opportunity each fall to join the committee and serve as a committee chair or member.

College Committees exist for students desiring leadership opportunities and involvement in the daily affairs of the College.
Annually during the Spring semester, the Dean requests applications/nominations for students to serve on the College Committees for the following year:

  • Assessment Committee:  responsible for reviewing all of the data that we collect that helps us prove that our programs are achieving their goals.
  • Academic Affairs Committee:  reviews new courses for approval, changes in courses, reviews suggestions for changes in the PharmD and Health Sciences curricula and forwards those to faculty for approval.
  • Student Affairs Committee:  deals with issues that impact students. Discussion topics include advising, career counseling student policies (e.g. Honor Code, Electronic Communications, etc.)
  • Experiential Review Council:  deals with issues that impact early and senior experiences
  • Admissions Committee:  determines admission criteria and makes admission decisions for the P1 class.
  • Diversity Committee:  Will work on implementing the new diversity plan for the College.  This committee deals with issues related to maintaining an environment for students and faculty that support differences and educating students on cultural competency.

Committee appointments and charges are established at the beginning of the academic year by the dean.  Students will be included as members on all committees except for Faculty Affairs Committee. Adjunct or alumni representatives will be included on all standing committees.

 

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:

Health Sciences Student Organization The purpose of the Health Sciences Student Organization lies in the professional advancement of the students pursuing any of the three tracks within the Health Sciences major and/or students interested in a career in healthcare.  Students do not need to be a Health Sciences major in order to be an active member of the organization.  Opportunities of the organization include leadership positions, volunteer opportunities, networking, and a possibility of internships. 

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES
 
The Student Leadership Development Series is designed for student leaders within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and is based on the FISH philosophy.
CPHS Upcoming Events
Doctor of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony
Saturday, May 17 @ 4 p.m.
[Knapp Center]
Undergraduate Commencement [B.S., Health Sciences]
Sunday, May 18 @ 10 a.m.
[Knapp Center]
Graduate and Doctoral Commencement [PharmD]
Sunday, May 18 @ 2:00 p.m.
[Knapp Center]
CPHS News
April 21, 2014
John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.
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