Student Organizations

Health Service Administration

  • The Health Services Administration Student Advisory Council has several objectives, including: to provide input into the standards of HSA education and policies and to foster community involvement and community service activities representative of the HSA Program. Learn more in the link above.


  • Student Nurse Association: Student Nurses Association logoThe National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students. With 60,000 members nationwide, these students are the nursing profession's voice of the future. As a chapter of the NSNA, Detroit Mercy's Student Nurses Association (SNA) is a great, casual way to be more involved in the nursing program.
  • Chi Eta Phi sororityChi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated is a professional organization for registered professional nurses and student nurses (male and female) representing many cultures and diverse ethnic backgrounds. Aliene C. Ewell, RN organized the Sorority on October 16, 1932 with the assistance of 11 other courageous registered nurses.
  • Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Zeta ChapterThe Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, today known as Sigma, has the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Detroit Mercy's Lambda Zeta chapter inducts students each spring and offers educational programs, research grants and scholarships. This organization has students in all the McAuley School of Nursing programs.

Physician Assistant

  • PAEA logoDetroit Mercy holds membership in the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). PAEA offers a variety of information, resources and tools to support future PAs, including study tools for certification, fellowships and the Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants.

  • AAPA logoDetroit Mercy PA hosts a student chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), called William Beaumont Society. The society's goal is to foster academic and clinical excellence in the physician assistant student, while AAPA’s constituent chapters provide their members locally-based CME, networking opportunities, social gatherings, timely information, advocacy and job resources.

  • pre pa club logoAs an undergraduate student, consider joining the Pre-PA Club. Among other things, you'll meet with current PA students to discuss experiences, have the opportunity to be patient models for the PA school examinations, be invited to hear health professional speakers and participate in community-engaged learning activities.