Organizations for CSD Students

Multicultural Interest Group

The Multicultural Interest Group provides students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders with opportunities to expand their knowledge about working with individuals from diverse/multicultural populations.

The goals of the group are to:

  1. Increase students' understanding of culture, and the relationships among culture, language, and communication
  2. Expand students' cultural experiences both on campus and in the community
  3. Attract students from diverse backgrounds to the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The ultimate goal of the group is to promote students' insight into other cultures so that students are better prepared to serve clients from backgrounds that differ from their own.

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

The Department strongly supports the Penn State chapter of NSSLHA. All CSD majors are encouraged to join and become active members in the Penn State NSSLHA chapter. The purpose of NSSLHA is to involve students in various activities related to the profession. These activities include attending professional meetings, lectures, and planning and participating in activities dealing with persons of all ages having a communication disorder. For more information, please contact:

Eileen Kowalski
Department of CSD
Penn State University
401K Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3118
EMK15@psu.edu
Kelly Webb
Department of CSD
Penn State University
308J Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3115
KDW5@psu.edu

Penn State Sign Language Organization (PSSLO)

The PSSLO is dedicated to spreading deaf awareness to the State College and University Park community. PSSLO provides its members with practice in the art of sign language and instruction on deaf culture during its informal meetings for anyone who is interested. Through informal lectures, movies, and group activities, members are given a better understanding of the hearing impaired, deaf, and deaf culture. For more information, please contact:

Sommar Chilton
Department of CSD
Penn State University
404E Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-6110
SAH152@psu.edu

College of Health and Human Development

The College of Health and Human Development sponsors several undergraduate student organizations. For more Information concerning these organizations, contact:

Student Services Center
Penn State University
005 Henderson Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2156