The purposes of the Student Senate are to:
- Ensure the rights of students by functioning as the officially elected student council, effectively representing the student body by advising the College Administrative Team on the initiation, development establishment, and reform of policies and programs at Jefferson College of Health Sciences;
- Promote the social and general welfare by serving as the representative, advocate of, and liaison to the student body to the Jefferson College of Health Sciences communities, including its administration, faculty, staff and student organizations;
- Gather and express student opinion while fostering communication regarding College-wide issues to the student body;
- Encourage student organizations to develop and implement activities that serve Jefferson College of Health Sciences students and the larger College community; and
- Develop a cohesive community by nurturing a sense of friendship and respect within the College.
Chair: Cornelius Powell
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Zachary Widner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefferson Activities Group (JAG)
JAG is a joint student and faculty/staff organization designed to creatively plan, promote, and execute a wide range of student life activities. JAG also serves to advise the Student Affairs Staff on current trends and interests from the student perspective, and assist with activities planned by the Student Senate and Student Affairs.
Club President: Heather Jones
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Scott Hill, email@example.com
Student Ambassadors Organization
JCHS Student Ambassadors is a group of volunteer students who represent the College in a variety of ways: giving campus tours, speaking with group tours, serving as hosts, participating in recruitment events, corresponding with visitors, and assisting with open hours. We are a wonderful resource for prospective students and their parents!
Club President: Nneka Okoye
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Nikki Byrd, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Nurses Association
A College chapter of the Student Nurses Association of Virginia was established in 1991. Membership is open to all nursing students, as well as to Associate in Science (AS) degree students who are planning to enter the nursing program. Nursing students may join as active members. Associate of Science students may join as associate members.
Club President: Janie Watkins, email@example.com
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Lisa Foote, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students of Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
Membership in the Students of Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is open to all Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant students, as well as to students enrolled in the pre-OT track. The association provides a forum for student issues and a means whereby students may have effective input into the affairs of Occupational Therapy through the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the Association of Student Delegates (ASD). SOTA members participate in a variety of projects to raise funds for student representation at state and national conferences. Other projects focus on increasing community awareness of the OT profession and its services.
Club President: Darrell “Travis” Nichols
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Karen Layman, email@example.com
Students Physical Therapist Assistant Assembly
The Student Physical Therapist Assistant Assembly was established in 1993 as an organization to promote: awareness of the issues of the physical therapy community; fund raising for additional professional activities; a model of the Affiliate Assembly of the American Physical Therapy Association. All PTA and Associate in Science degree students interested in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are invited to become members of the organization. Anyone interested in joining the Student Physical Therapist Assistant Assembly should contact Becky Duff, club advisor.
Club President: Heather Scott
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Becky Duff, firstname.lastname@example.org
CPT Sean Grimes PA (Physician Assistant) Student Society
The purpose of this society is to serve as the official organization for the students in order to promote academic achievement, clinical excellence, community involvement, and the physician assistant as a member of the health care delivery team.
Club President: Sarah Darbonne
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Wilton Kennedy, email@example.com
Students of Respiratory Therapy Association (SRTA)
SRTA Promotes responsible participation of Respiratory Therapy students in college and community activities related to the respiratory care. SRTA also helps prepare respiratory therapy students for their future profession, encouraging high educational and professional standards and social unity among students.
Club President: Angelia Anderson
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Sharon Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
The purpose of the RHA is to promote our campus, community and affiliation: community involvement and promoting our name and image; emphasizing involvement with on-campus population and working with on-campus organizations; use of conference experiences, knowledge, and ideas; show pride in the RHA; impacting, developing, and supporting student leaders; lead by example; foster leadership development of student leaders through leadership training.
Club President: Janet Anderson
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Liz Costa, email@example.com
Hands of Healing
This interdisciplinary organization’s mission is to provide healthcare assistance and education to people locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Hands of Healing raises funds for travel, medicine, healthcare and educational supplies.
Club President: Amanda Thompson
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Linda Rickabaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
The purpose of this organization is to: provide an environment that supports the creative ideas of physicians in training; maintain high ethical and moral standards; promote and maintain cohesive student, faculty, and staff relationships; develop leadership; promote and maintain programs that enhance the quality of healthcare in the community; serve as forum for health issues discussion; and promote change in the medical education process and make it more responsive to student and society needs.
Club President: Laura Osbourne
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Kurt Neidigh, email@example.com
TRI (Triathlon) Club
The purpose of this organization is to promote health and exercise through multi-sport (run, swim, bike) training and competition. Members of the JCHS TRI Club join together and compete as a team, and individually in any of the three events.
Club President: Mike Mitchell
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Ally Bowersock, firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this organization is to promote fishing for recreational competitive purposes. Members of the Fishing Club join together and compete in local and regional tournaments.
Club President: Vacant
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Vacant
For Information on starting a new student club or organization, please check the JCHS Student Handbook or contact Scott Hill, Director of Student Life, email@example.com.