Organizations On Campus

Click on the organizations below to learn more about their mission, membership, officers, and more! You can view organizations by membership or type by using the links in the column on the right.

Student Organizations

Type: Service

Membership: By Profession - CLS

Mission Statement: The objects of this society are to develop a spirit of cooperation and unity among students entering any of the fields encompassed by medical laboratory science; to stimulate a higher ideal for scholastic effort, to encourage research, and to develop the professional character of the work itself; to interest other students in these fields; to determine and make known the requirements of hospitals and other institutions offering approved testing; and to become better acquainted with medical biology and the professionals in the field to achieve mutually beneficial discussions and associations.

Activities: Service in the Galveston community to the underserved, and teaching opportunities for our members to other professions within in UTMB providing skills from our profession.

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Organization Email: utmb.lambda.tau@gmail.com

Organization Website: Lambda Tau Facebook

Type: Social

Membership:  By Profession - MD/PhD Students

Mission Statement: To encourage social engagement between students and faculty in the MD/PhD Program. 

Activities: Socials

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Type: Professional

Membership: By Profession - PA

Mission Statement: The purpose of the student society shall be to serve as the official organization for the students of the UTMB Physician Assistant Program, to promote academic achievement and clinical excellence, and to promote the physician assistant as a member of the health care delivery team.

Activities: Promote the Physician Assistant profession, coordinate social events & fundraising events, support the local community through volunteerism, complete community service projects, and support students in the UTMB Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Elisabeth Shell, Physician Assistant Studies Program (ejshell@utmb.edu)

Type: Honorary

Membership: By Profession

Mission Statement: The mission of Pi Theta Epsilon is to support the practice of occupational sciences and the practice of authentic occupational therapy by promoting research, leadership, and scholarly activities by its members. In this way, the organization serves not only the profession, but helps to ensure quality healthcare services for the general public.

The purposes of Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE), as stated in the society's constitution, are to:
- Recognize and encourage scholastic excellence of occupational therapy students
- Contribute to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through scholarly activities, such as research development, continuing education, and information exchange between student and alumni members; and
- Provide a vehicle for students enrolled in accredited programs in occupational therapy to exchange information and to collaborate regarding scholarly activities.

Activities: Monthly meetings, annual induction ceremony, scholarly projects, educational events, community service, fundraising, journal club.

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Organization Website: Pi Theta Epsilon

Type: Service

Membership: By Profession - Occupational Therapy 

Mission Statement: St. Vincent's Occupational Therapy Clinic is designed to promote health, wellbeing, independence, and engagement in meaningful occupations in the underserved population of Galveston, TX.

Activities: Participating in fundraising efforts to support clinic operations; treat clients in a non-profit setting

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Type: Service, Social, Professional

Membership: By Profession - OT

Mission Statement: The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is an educational, professional, and social organization that promotes occupational therapy through education, service, and fundraising throughout the community. SOTA acts as a liaison with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) as well as other professional organizations on UTMB's campus.

Activities: 
-Various fundraising events in and around campus

-Social gatherings to promote camaraderie among our peers within and without our program

-Participation in community service events with UTMB and throughout the Galveston community

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Organization Email: utmbsota@gmail.com

Organization Website: SOTA Facebook

Type: Service, Social, Professional

Membership: By Profession - CLS

Mission Statement: To formulate academic achievement and clinical excellence in the student body of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program.

Activities: Fundraisers, general meetings, local volunteering events

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Type: Professional

Membership: By Profession - DPT

Mission Statement: SPTA is an educational organization that will work together to volunteer our time to the community, take part in continuing education opportunities outside the classroom, represent our physical therapy profession, and act with honor, integrity, and respect in all our endeavors.

Activities: Organize and hold activities for the physical therapy class, fundraiser for a charity of the classes choosing, organize and hold volunteer opportunities for the physical therapy class to give back to the community.

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Type: Sport, Social

Membership: By Profession - Physical Therapy

Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization is to allow DPT students the opportunity to learn about various forms of martial arts under the direct supervision of subject matter expert and PT professor, Dr. Mansoo Ko. The club allows us the opportunity to exercise, lear, and engage socially, creating an environment opportune for stress release and relaxation.

Activities: Meeting weekly at the UTMB field house for an hour to lear and practice types of martial arts

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Mansoo Ko, Physical Therapy (mako@utmb.edu)

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