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Student Organizations

Active Minds: This is a national student organization that champions mental health issues. A campus chapter was in part established by Memphis STEPS grant. The local chapter recently won a National Award for efforts in outreach that eradicates myths about mental health issues. Contact Brandy Hunter.

Chi Sigma Iota: Dr Nancy Nishimura (CEPR) is the faculty advisor for the Kappa Zeta Chapter (at the University of Memphis) of the international counseling honor society, Chi Sigma Iota (CSI). CSI provides students opportunities to be involved in mentoring , professional development, as well as networking with counseling professionals who are in the field both locally and nationally. This year CSI has chosen Professional Identity as its theme and will be making presentations at state and national counseling associations on this topic.

Student Rehabilitation Association: Dr. Steve Zanskas (CEPR) is the faculty advisor for the Student Rehabilitation Association at the University of Memphis. The SRA is a service organization that provides support for all students in the rehabilitation counseling program. The charter recognizes membership in a variety of professional rehabilitation counseling associations. The organization serves as a student liaison among faculty, students, and professionals, and persons with disabilities in the community. The SRA has actively advocated for inclusion of person first language within the university and engaged in service projects with the Memphis Center for Independent Living and the Lowenstein House.

Instructional Design & Technology Graduate Student Association (IDT GSA):  The IDT GSA seeks to develop a dynamic community of instructional designers with the following objectives.

  • Share research and ideas via workshops, seminars, conference attendance and guest speakers.
  • Promote professional development and academic guidance via workshops, meetings, speakers, etc.

IDT GSA membership is open to any University of Memphis student interested in
Instructional Design and Technology. Associate members can consist of faculty, staff, and alumni of the program. Associate members are allowed to come to
meetings. Membership to the group will be free. Faculty advisers are Dr. Deborah Lowther, Dr. Carmen Weaver, and Dr. Michael M. Grant.

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