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NSSLHA has 319 independently operated chapters located on college campuses and universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Greece, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. NSSLHA chapters and other students throughout their regions participate in events and activities that raise awareness about communication sciences and disorders. Submit your activity or event today by e-mailing a picture and a short paragraph to

Region 1: Marywood University

2014 Fall CSD Awareness DayThe Marywood University Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association hosted a Career Awareness Event on November 12, 2014 on Marywood's campus. At the event, members of the community had the opportunity to meet and speak with students and professors in the communication sciences and disorders (CSD) department regarding a variety of communication disorders as well as the profession as a whole. The goal of the event was to inform the community of professions in speech-language pathology and audiology as well as to build connections between students and faculty within the CSD Department and other departments across campus. Chapter Advisor, Andrea Novak, commended members of the group for their time and efforts in coordinating the well-received event on campus. 

Region 1 Regional Councilor Profile

Learn more about Region 1! Meet Kelly Gorman and read about her vision for NSSLHA. 


Region 7: Midwestern University

Regional Spotlight - MWU BoothNSSHLA students from Midwestern University (MWU) (Downers Grove, Ilinois) had a very successful first Community Outreach Event for their new organization. Over 30 MWU NSSHLA students, along with many family members and friends, participated in the Chicago-area Apraxia Walk on Saturday October 18, held in Westmont, Illinois. The walk raised over $57,000 with well over 700 walkers. The MWU team raise almost $3,000 for this charity event and was ranked the fourth highest team for donations. In addition, the MWU students filled more than 25 volunteers spots for the walk! Photograph by Amanda Alfaro.

Region 7 Regional Councilor Profile

Learn more about Region 7! Meet Marie Turner and read about her vision for NSSLHA. 


Region 1: Duquesne University

Regional Spotlight - DuquesneI am the National NSSLHA Communications Chairperson for the NSSLHA chapter at Duquesne University. I wanted to let you know about our participation in The 2014 Pittsburgh Walk for Children with Apraxia on Sunday, September 21. Returning members as well as new members of our NSSLHA chapter will be volunteering as well as participating in the walk tomorrow and are looking forward to a great day! As of today's date, over 70 of our members will be attending and we have raised over $800 to benefit CASANA's apraxia programs and research. 

Region 1 Regional Councilor Profile

Learn more about Region 1! Meet Kelly Gorman and read about her vision for NSSLHA.


Region 1: Pennsylvania State University

We explained "Small Steps in Speech" to our Penn State NSSLHA Chapter, and many of our members were interested in learning more about the organization. We are extremely pleased that our donation of $500 is going to a great cause, and we hope to do other service events where we can contribute in other ways to this cause.

Region 1 Regional Councilor Profile

Learn more about Region 1! Meet Kelly Gorman and read about her vision for NSSLHA.


Region 9: University of Houston

100 MediaOur CSD awareness event was an open house hosted in the speech-language and hearing clinic and the COMD department of the University of Houston. This event was a great opportunity for students who are either in the major or interested in the field to acquire more information. Members of faculty, officers of NSSLHA, and students within the major were there to help promote our field and answer questions that the students may have had. We passed out brochures from ASHA and gave members useful information not just about the program at the University of Houston, but also the field of speech-language and hearing. There was a board game portion in the end to help students get to know their peers and their professors as well.

Region 9 Regional Councilor Profile

Learn more about Region 9! Meet Danielle Utianski and read about her vision for NSSLHA.


Region 6: Minnesota State University, Mankato

2013 Executive BoardAfter months of diligent planning, Minnesota State University–Mankato officially hosted a Communication Sciences and Disorders Career Awareness Day on October 22, 2012. Working professionals from the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology presented on a variety of topics. The room was filled with energy as students learned about the roles of speech-language pathologists and audiologists, job outlook statistics, benefits of state and national organizational membership, and future professional issues. Special thanks to the speakers that made this event possible: Renee Shellum, John Coverstone, Marilyn Fairchild, Sarah Angerman, and Sandy Ewel. Students had the opportunity to ask questions, tour the campus clinic and take a packet filled with beneficial information about both fields of study. The NSSLHA chapter at MSU–Mankato cannot be more thrilled with the outcome of the event and would like to thank the professors for their continued support throughout this endeavor.

Region 6 Regional Councilor Profile

Learn more about Region 6! Meet Chelsea Franzluebbers and read about her vision for NSSLHA.