Student Clubs and Organizations

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

The Murray State University AIHA Student Local Chapter is a professional organization that focuses on issues related to industrial hygiene. Its main function is to promote academic excellence and professionalism among its members. Some of the benefits associated with this organization are national recognition, AIHA privileges, first-hand knowledge of available jobs locally and nationally, and chapter's scholarship. All student members are encouraged to actively attend all meetings and contribute to the chapter's activities such as raising funds, promoting speakers and topics of interest, and becoming more involved in the department's functions.

The Murray State University AIHA Student Local Chapter was nationally recognized as the Student Local Section of the Year in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010.

Student Chapter Advisor:
Dr. Bassam Atieh

Election of Officers:
Annual

Meetings:
Once a Month


American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

The mission of the American Society of Safety Professionals is to serve as a means to enhance the status and promote the advancement of all safety disciplines, and to foster the technical, scientific, and managerial knowledge and skills of all safety and health professionals. The Murray State student section supports the philosophies of the Purchase Chapter with regard to professional development of its members. The organization also invites safety professionals to speak at meetings. In addition the student section assists various community service related projects.

The Murray State University ASSP Student Section was nationally recognized as the Outstanding Student Section of the Year in 1985, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2015.

Student Chapter Advisor:
Dr. David Wilbanks

Student Chapter Co-advisor:
Dr. Traci Byrd

Election of Officers:
Annual

Meetings:
Once a Month


Rho Sigma Kappa

Rho Sigma Kappa is an Honor Society in occupational safety and health.

The purpose of this society is to:
-Honor and recognize those students of safety sciences who distinguish themselves through academic achievement and exemplary character
-Foster scholarship and promote student leadership
-Contribute to the advancement of professionalism in safety

Student Chapter Advisor:
Ms. Julie Boyd

Dues:
$25.00 per semester

Membership Eligibility:
Undergraduate:
Junior or Senior Status
Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours including a minimum 15 hours of OSH courses
Cumulative overall GPA of no less than 3.0 and a 3.2 GPA on all OSH courses
Faculty Recommendation
Graduate:
Successful completion of 9 hours of graduate courses
GPA of no less than 3.5
Faculty Recommendation
Successful completion of undergraduate prerequisites