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.

Carol Miller

Department of CSD
Penn State University
308C Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-6213
cam47@psu.edu

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 Audiology Club

The Penn State Audiology Club is a student organization that brings people with a passion for helping the deaf and hard of hearing together. This organization has offered many opportunities for its members to get involved in the field of audiology. Guest speakers such as professors from graduate schools like Bloomsburg University, sales representatives from GNReSound, and successful alumni pursuing their doctorates in audiology have offered advice and networking opportunities to our members. Volunteer opportunities are also available through this organization. Members have taken time to conduct free hearing screenings for the elderly at nursing homes, worked with the Penn State School of Music, and have raised funds for the Starkey's Hear Now Foundation. For more information, please contact:

Judith Creuz

Department of CSD
Penn State University
404G Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-0797
jac54@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