Student clubs and organizations offer students the opportunity to gain experience in special areas of interest, including: community philanthropy, advocacy for the occupational therapy profession, mentorship of other students, social events with students in fellow health disciplines and clinical practice areas. Membership of these organizations may be merit-based, volunteer-based or elected positions.
Asociación Hispanohablante de Terapia Ocupacional (AHTO)
The mission of the Asociación Hispanohablante de Terapia Ocupacional (Spanish-speaking Occupational Therapy Association) is to improve the educational experience of Latinx and/or Hispanic-identifying occupational therapy students, serve as a resource for community members to support one another and to advance clinical care for Spanish-speaking/Latin American populations.
Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD)
The goal of USC’s Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) chapter is to build diversity and inclusion within the Chan Division by increasing the profession’s visibility and accessibility to underrepresented groups and increasing cultural humility by sharing and learning about different lived experiences.
The OT House’s community outreach program, Engage, fosters the relationship between USC graduate students and the surrounding community.
Occupational Therapy and Science Council (OTSC)
The Occupational Therapy and Science Council represents OS/OT student interests to the division and the university; provides students with opportunities to network and interact with students of other programs; and provides access to volunteer and fundraising opportunities around the world.
OTs for OuTreach
OTs for OuTreach aims to build and strengthen the sense of community for LGBTQ students and allies by providing opportunities for social engagement and professional development.
Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE)
Pi Theta Epsilon is the national honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni.
Pre-Occupational Therapy Club
The Pre-OT Club is open to all USC undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about occupational therapy; it provides students with the opportunity to attend club activities and events on campus at USC and throughout the Los Angeles area.
The mission of the USC Student-Run Clinic is to deliver quality patient care to the underserved people of Los Angeles, and enhance health professional education through an inter-professional, team-based approach to health care.