Student Sections, Clubs and Professional Organizations

Student Sections and Clubs

You are strongly encouraged to be active members in the student sections and clubs listed below. Benefits of being involved in student sections/clubs include the following.

  • Monthly Meetings with Industry and Life-skills Guest Speakers
  • Scholarships
  • Leadership Development
  • Fundraising and Community Service
  • Mentoring Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities/Resume Builders
Click the arrow for more information

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bassam Atieh and Dr. Rupkatha Bardhan

The Murray State AIHA student section focuses on issues related to industrial hygiene and promotes academic excellence and professionalism among its members. Some of the benefits associated with this student section is national recognition, AIHA privileges, first-hand knowledge of available jobs locally and nationally, and scholarship opportunities. All student members are encouraged to actively attend all meetings and contribute to the student section's activities such as fund raising, promoting speakers and topics of interest, and becoming more involved in the OSH department's functions.

2019-2020 Murray State AIHA Officers

Group photo of 2019 AIHA Officers

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie Boyd

The Murray State ASSP Student Section placed 2nd out of 16 schools in the 2020-2021 Outstanding Student Section of the Year Award (OSSA) competition. The Murray State ASSP Student Section received 1st place in the 2019-2020 OSSA competition. 

ASSP members are dedicated to making the world a safer and healthier place. The Murray State ASSP student section supports the philosophies of the ASSP Purchase Area Chapter with regard to professional  growth of its members. The student section invites safety professionals to speak at meetings; assists in community service related projects.; and provides scholarship opportunities.

Murray State ASSP student members visiting Chicago sites while attending the ASSP Future Safety Leaders Conference.

Group photo of ASSP student members sight seeing in Chicago

Rho Sigma Kappa (RSK)

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Rasha Khalil

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; an contribute to the advancement of professionalism in safety.

Murray State RSK members shopping for families at Christmas.

RSK student members shopping for families at Christmas

OSH Mentoring and Diversity Committee

Faculty  Advisor: Ms. Darlena Jones and Dr. Oluwabunmi Dada

 The OSH Mentoring and Diversity Committee is an avenue for OSH students to support and mentor other OSH students. Committee members hold established hours in the department to help any student who needs guidance, whether it involves tutoring or how to conduct a successful interview. The committee also hosts a Professional Development Conference and assists in recruiting events. 

2019-2020 OSH Mentors

Group photo of OSH 2019 Mentors

Professional Organizations

Upon graduation, alumni are encouraged to continue their participation in safety-related professional organizations such as those listed below.