Jun 13, 2024  
School of Allied Health Handbook 2023-2024 
    
School of Allied Health Handbook 2023-2024

Student Organizations & Opportunities


Students on Faculty Committees
Educational Technology Student Committee
Student Organizations
Student Honor Societies
Student Fundraising Policy
Student Union
Yearbook
LSU Football Tickets
Student Recreation

 

Students on Faculty Committees

Students have a participatory function on standing faculty committees within the School of Allied Health Professions. Student representatives are facilitated by the Student Government Association and the Faculty Delegate Assembly to serve on the following faculty committees:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Community Outreach/Engagement
  • Recruitment and Student Affairs

All students should read and understand CM-11 Statement of The Student Role and Participation in Institutional Decision Making. 

Educational Technology Student Committee

The Educational Technology Student Committee reviews technology requests and provides for the equitable expenditure of the Technology Fee funds. The committee is composed of a student representative from each of the academic programs. The selection process varies among programs. The committee is advised by a faculty in the School of Allied Health Professions. 

Student Organizations

Student Government Association: Established in 1985, the Student Government Association of the School of Allied Health Professions provides a forum for student debate and opinion; to meet the needs of the members through identification, coordinated activity, communication, and fellowship; and to provide an orderly method of colloquy between students and faculty. The SAHP SGA is composed of two student representatives from each of the seven academic programs. The selection process varies among programs.

JEDI Ambassador Program: Established in 2022, the JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Student Ambassador Program is a student-driven initiative dedicated to promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our school, university, community, and beyond. Through education, advocacy, and leadership, our JEDI Ambassadors create a supportive environment where every student feels heard, valued, and empowered to succeed. We strive to foster constructive conversations, raise awareness about social issues, and embrace the unique qualities that strengthen us as a community. Together, we aim to cultivate a culture of acceptance, respect, and celebration of diversity, shaping compassionate and culturally competent healthcare professionals capable of providing equitable care to all. The JEDI student ambassador program is composed of a student representative from each cohort in each academic program. The selection process varies among programs. The selected individual need not identify as a student from an underrepresented group but must have a strong interest in supporting and promoting the education of students on issues of JEDI. JEDI meetings and events welcome the participation of all students, extending beyond the group of established standing ambassadors. 

Student Honors Societies

Alpha Eta: The Alpha Eta Honor Society is a national scholastic honor society that serves to promote and recognize significant scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the allied health professions. Student initiates are nominated by their respective program faculty based on scholastic and leadership abilities reflected in their chosen professions.

Delta Omega: The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health is a national honor society to recognize outstanding achievements of public health students, faculty, and alumni. Members are inducted by chapters through a highly-selective process that assesses their outstanding performance and devotion to the field. Epsilon Delta proudly serves as the esteemed chapter name for the society for the public health program offered in collaboration between LSU Shreveport and LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport.

Student Fundraising Policy

In addition to CM-16, fundraisers must adhere to the following guidelines in order to be considered for approval.

  1. All fundraiser requests should be submitted using the Fundraiser Request Form: https://forms.office.com/r/36S6KVDAtP.
  2. Fundraiser Request Form should be submitted to the Student Life Office no later than one (1) week prior to fundraiser. If a raffle is involved, the form must be submitted no later than six (6) weeks prior to the start of raffle ticket sales in order to obtain proper temporary gaming license through the LSUHS Foundation and the State of Louisiana.
  3. Fundraiser ideas must be approved by the following, in this order:
    1. Program Director/Faculty Advisor
    2. Student Life Office (at least one week prior)
  4. Programs can individually set fundraiser guidelines in order to receive approval at the Program Director level.
  5. Fundraiser requests must be approved by Program Director/Faculty Advisor prior to being presented to the Student Life Office for approval. NO requests will be considered without Program Director/Faculty Advisor approval.
  6. Fundraiser must mutually benefit group AND SAHP in order to obtain use of LSUHS Foundation Tax ID information.
  7. All funds raised by approved fundraisers MUST be deposited into coordinating LSUHS Foundation account(s).
  8. If a class chooses to fundraise outside of LSUHS Foundation, the class should make no mention of LSU Health Shreveport, LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions, or LSUHS Foundation in fundraising efforts.
  9. Approved fundraisers can be marketed on electronic media boards, e-Newsletter(s), and through Student Life group email by emailing shvcommunications@lsuhs.eduStudents are not allowed to send mass emails through LSU Health email system without written permission from the Office of Student Life.
  10. In order to include LSUHS logos and wording, including program-specific logos, you must use an LSU licensed vendor. Local licensed vendors are listed below. If using another vendor, you must supply proof that they are an approved licensed vendor. 
  11. All graphics used for advertisement and apparel designs MUST be created and/or approved by Medical & Strategic Communication (MASC). You can submit a work request by visiting: https://fs7.formsite.com/uX419z/knejmunr0b/index.htmlAll graphic services are offered at no charge to the student and you are encouraged to utilize their services. 

​By submitting a fundraiser request form, you are attesting to having read the above fundraiser guidelines and agree to follow as stated above.

Student Union

The Student Union, located at 1417 Woodrow Street (directly behind the Medical Center) is available for Allied Health students.

This space can be used for studying, hosting student groups, etc. Every student has 24/7 badge access to this building. To reserve the Student Union for a private gathering, please contact Laura Grayson, at laura.grayson@lsuhs.edu.

Yearbook

The PULSE is the LSU Health Shreveport yearbook, an annual student publication. A student volunteer is selected by the Director of Student Life to assist and prepare the Allied Health sections of the yearbook. The PULSE is distributed during the fall semester to all students who are enrolled during the previous spring semester. 

LSU Football Tickets

LSU football tickets are available to students each home game of the season. There are a specified limited number of tickets per game. The amount of tickets allotted to SAHP is based on the number of full time enrolled students. The tickets are made available through email at least one week prior to each home game. The first students to email Student Life at the designated time will be assigned a ticket for purchase. The student then has a documented time to pick up and pay for their ticket before an alternate is offered the ticket. Student ID must accompany the ticket in order to gain entrance to the LSU Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Student Recreation

Students may participate in the following recreating activities at LSU Shreveport (located at One University Place, Shreveport, LA, 71115):

  • Weight room
  • Intramural sports, such as flag football, basketball, soccer, and softball
  • Group exercise classes

Information regarding upcoming opportunities can be obtained on the LSU Shreveport Recreational Sports website.