Current Students

Student Engagement Opportunities

School of Public Health students have many opportunities to enhance their education through community building, networking, and impacting the public health field. Student groups exist at many levels, check them out below and get involved!

These groups are officially registered with Student Unions and Activities. If you are interested in starting your own group contact to learn more!

Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Group (ASIG)

The Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Group (ASIG) is a collaborative organization for graduate, professional, and undergraduate students studying aging in programs across the University. ASIG is student led and promotes the development of critical engagement across disciplines and explores diverse approaches to knowledge and inquiry related to aging education and research.

Maternal Child Health Student Interest Group (MCHSIG)

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Student Interest Group at the University of Minnesota-TC (UMN-TC) was created for students to have a space to discuss MCH-related topics and issues and build community. Any (UMN-TC) undergrad or graduate student with an interest in MCH is welcome to join.

MHA Class Governance Board

The MHA Governance Board represents the student body of the full-time/residential Master of Healthcare Administration Program at the University of Minnesota. Elected officers from the MHA program work to develop activities and informational sessions for students in the MHA program, bring volunteer activities to the MHA Program, and bridge the gap between the Administration of the MHA Program and current students.

Public Health Review
The Public Health Review is a graduate student-led, online, peer-reviewed, open-access public health journal published by the University of Minnesota Libraries. Submissions from students, alumni, and professionals regardless of  discipline or affiliation are welcomed. Work between schools and departments, fostering a cross-disciplinary approach to public health research and scholarship is encouraged.

SPH Student Senate (SPHSS)
The Student Senate is the official student governing body for the School of Public Health made up of students across the SPH. It offers you the opportunity to get involved by planning social events, advocating for public health students, and collaborating  with faculty and staff members.

Undergraduate Public Health Association (UPHA)

The Undergraduate Public Health Association (UPHA) is a resource for students interested in pursuing public health in higher education and as a career, aiming to create awareness of topics, careers, and issues in public health. We organize social events, guest speakers, and amplify volunteer/job opportunities to promote student success.

You don’t need to join a student group to be involved. These opportunities exist for students enrolled in a SPH degree program.

Student Ambassadors
The Student Ambassadors are a diverse group of leaders from across the School of Public Health who share their experiences, time, and talents with prospective, admitted, and current students to show all that the School of Public Health has to offer.

Health Equity Work Group (HEWG)

The Health Equity Work Group works to give greater visibility to health inequalities research, develop collaborations with faculty and community partners, and ensure SPH students are well trained to work in a diverse society.  Becoming involved will give students connections engaged in health disparities related work and create spaces for dialogue regarding health disparities and diversity.

Additional opportunities exist to connect with peers from across the health sciences and other degree programs.

Center for Interprofessional Programs (CHIP)
CHIP offers health professional students exciting opportunities to connect, learn, service, and lead with their peers across professions. CHIP is an internationally recognized center that provides structure, support, and inspiration for co-curricular programmatic initiatives that enhance the aims of interprofessional education. As a health professional student, you are already a member of CHIP!

CHIP works with and supports a wide variety of interprofessional student groups. Each group focuses on a topic of interest across healthcare professions.

Global Health Student Advocacy Board (GHSAB) 

GHSAB is an interprofessional global health student group. This Health science graduate and professional student committee works to educate and mobilize the next generation of socially responsible global health professionals. Becoming involved will give students the opportunity to gain cross disciplinary knowledge and collaborate with others to bring awareness to important global health topics that impact multiple disciplines.

Undergraduate Student Government (USG)

USG works as the voice of the undergraduate student body by shaping University policy, working with university administrators and the Board of Regents, and engaging with legislators at every level of government.

Professional Student Government
The Professional Student Government represents professional students at schools across campus, including the School of Public Health professional programs (MPH and MHA). This group creates and influences policies for professional students.

Council of Graduate Students
The Council of Graduate Students is the student organization that represents, advocates for, informs and supports graduate students, including the School of Public Health graduate programs (MS and PhD).

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