The American Society of Safety Professionals was founded in 1911. The oldest professional safety organization in the United States, ASSP has approximately 150 chapters nationwide and 70 student sections within nine regions. Chapters offer localized membership services and networking and professional development opportunities through seminars, conferences, meetings, and newsletters.

ASSP offers professional development opportunities and technical assistance in various career paths. Some of these Practice Specialty areas include Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Healthcare, Industrial Hygiene, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management/Insurance, Transportation, and International. Visit the ASSP website for more information.

The Safety Sciences Department has had a student section of the ASSP for more than 30 years and has won the Outstanding ASSP Student Section seven times during that time period. All students are encouraged to participate, and approximately 100 students are currently involved.

The student section sponsors monthly meetings where safety and health professionals speak to the group about a variety of safety and health issues. In addition, this chapter also completes a variety of campus and community service activities as well as professional development events.