The purpose of the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is:
Any student attending IUP, graduate or undergraduate, who is not yet eligible for membership in the American Speech Language Hearing Association and who is interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior is eligible for membership in this organization. Any regularly enrolled student who, because of deep professional interest in and an outstanding contribution to the local chapter of NSSLHA, shall be eligible to be enrolled an Honorary Member. Any person, except a regularly enrolled student, who, because of deep professional interest in and an outstanding contribution to the local chapter of NSSLHA, shall be eligible to be elected an Honorary Member.
Our Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter of NSSLHA is typically run and organized by the graduate student officers. Undergraduate students as well as graduate students are encouraged to join the organization. As a group, NSSLHA organizes fundraisers, service projects, seminars, social events, etc.
It is beneficial for students in the major to join NSSLHA for several reasons:
Members are expected pay their dues and to keep up with their “points” throughout each semester. For every event or meeting, members receive an attendance point for that specific event. The list of point requirements include:
If a member cannot attend half of the meetings over the semester, the point system is adjusted as follows:
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