Clubs and Organizations
Undergraduate and graduate students can take part in clubs and organizations to make valuable connections, learn, and grow in their field. These opportunities can deepen your engagement with the speech, language, and hearing sciences (SLHS) community and provide a network that will support you after graduation.
National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication. NSSLHA has approximately 18,000 members with chapters in more than 285 colleges and universities.
For more information regarding UConn’s chapter, please contact the NSSLHA faculty advisors, Nancy McMahon and Lucinda Soares Gonzales.
Student Academy of Audiology
The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The UConn chapter aims to promote the field of audiology through various social events, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities around campus and in the community. For more information regarding UConn’s chapter, please contact the SAA faculty advisor, Thomas Hinchey.
American Sign Language Club
The aim of the American Sign Language (ASL) Club is to foster love of Deaf culture. Its members share first-hand experiences in a way that is accessible to all languages, all abilities, and all backgrounds, with a goal to create a safe and open community for those involved in the advocacy of ASL and Deaf culture.
Create and Communicate
Create and Communicate is a student organization that uses art to enhance patients’ speech and language development. Created by UConn SLHS students, members visit local hospitals and engage patients in conversation outside of their network of family members and doctors. This organization is open to all majors.
Hear for You
Hear for You provides mentoring and support for children and adults with hearing disabilities and speech impairments through hands-on activities. This organization strives to raise awareness of the population through special events and fundraisers at UConn. The members of Hear For You meet weekly and participate in various community events each month. This club is open to all majors, but it is especially beneficial for students considering a career in the speech-language pathology or audiology fields.
Language for All
Language For All promotes awareness of language development with an emphasis on underrepresented groups (e.g., low socio-economic status, developing nations, bilinguals) and language systems (e.g., sign language). The members actively advocate for language access through education and service.
UConn Autism Spectrum Alliance
The UConn Autism Spectrum Alliance (ASA) provides UConn students with a safe space that supports self-advocacy ASD organizations. It offers group discussions where members talk about struggles of neurodiverse students, and chill time meetings where members participate in fun activities such as game night, video game night, and more.
Connect on LinkedIn
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences LinkedIn Group provides a platform for current students and alumni of the department to network, discuss current topics within the field, post job opportunities, and share research articles.