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The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by our field's national organization, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

What are NSSLHA Activities?

The University of Georgia NSSLHA Chapter participates in several fundraisers each year to contribute money to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, including hosting the annual Walk/Run READY, SET, SPEAK! 5K race. Additionally, they volunteer as Junior/Senior Buddies and Reading Buddies at Timothy Road Elementary School, which have been annual community-service projects. There are many ways to get involved with the different NSSLHA activities, and we welcome your participation!

Fundraising activities allow NSSLHA to provide a generous donation each year to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic. This money is used to assist with scholarships to clients who are unable to pay for needed clinic services and to purchase clinic materials or equipment.

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Why Should I Join NSSLHA?

Benefits of membership in the UGA chapter include:

  • Collaboration with other students who have an interest in communications sciences and disorders
  • Development of leadership skills and opportunity to be involved in various committees
  • Enhancement of educational experiences, resources, and knowledge of the professions
  • Exposure to other professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology
  • Participation in service activities to benefit the community, department, and university
  • Recognition and awards for outstanding student contributions

Membership in the national organization includes these benefits:

  • Professional Subscriptions: Access to NSSLHA and ASHA websites, journals, and newsletters, providing information on communication sciences and disorders and resources for course assignments
  • Discounts: Continuing education registrations; products; liability, medical, and dental insurance; rental cars; and Subaru purchase or lease
  • NSSLHA-to-ASHA Membership Conversion Discounts: Significant savings on dues and fees for your first year of ASHA membership and certification
  • Technical assistance and resources and online research help

How Do I Join NSSLHA?

It is quite simple! All you need to do to join the UGA Chapter is fill out an application found in the NSSLHA swing file (595 Aderhold Hall). Membership dues are $8. Meetings will be held once a month.

National NSSLHA membership is available to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students enrolled full- or part-time in a communication sciences program or related major. See the NSSLHA website for more information on joining. Students may join either or both the local and national NSSLHA.