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Outside Organizations




Expectations of Members


​​ Benefits


American College of Clinical Pharmacy

$35 annual membership

Advance human health by extending the frontiers of clinical pharmacy

A professional and scientific society that provides leaders​hip, education, advocac​y, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research.

Attendance of monthly meetings and events is highly encouraged- but not requ​ired.​

Annual national meeting, Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy preparatory review course.

Access to online Pharmacotherapy journal, Membership in one Practice-based Research Network (PRN) for free annually, opportunities to volunteer to participate in national committee work as well as PRN committee work, ACCP Academy Programming, ACCP Research Institute


Academy of managed Care Pharmacy

$45 national dues
$15 local chapter dues

Serve society by using sound medication principles and strategies to achieve positive patient outcomes.

Managed care pharmacy is a field of pharmacy that assists with design and implementation of drug benefits for those Americans covered by health insurance. Managed care pharmacy helps to ensure that those drug benefits are delivered in a safe and cost-effective manner and that patients receive the most appropriate medications.   

Attendance of monthly meetings and events is highly encouraged- but not required. To participate in winter break P&T competition for academic elective credit, student must be an organization member.

P&T Competition,
Medicare Part D Planfinder community outreach, professional workshop series, Managed care Roundtable Dinner Series, summer​ internships, national conferences

Graduation cords available to highly dedicated members- inquire with chapter president for more information. 2 elective credits for participation in P&T competition over winter break.


American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists

$65 annual membership
Also includes membership into Colorado Pharmacists Society

Be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy.

Pre-pharmacy students, pharmacy students, and post-BS PharmD students enrolled at an ACPE accredited pharmacy school or college are eligible for membership in APhA-ASP.

Specialized subcommittees include:

  • Operation Diabetes
  • Operation Heart
  • GenRx
  • Operation Self-care
  • Women’s health

Graduation cords available for highly involved members- contact chapter president for more details

There are no mandatory activities. APhA is an organization that provides many opportunities for students to get involved throughout the school year. We encourage you to get involved in order to get the most benefits out of this organization.

Annual Patient Counseling Competition, Operation Immunization, Operation Diabetes, Heartburn Awareness Challenge, Mid-Year Regional Meeting, Annual Meeting, , National American Pharmacists Month, social outings, and MORE!

Discounted books! It is a national organization that can provide leadership opportunities, networking, and career development. Receive Pharmacy Today and Pharmacy Student. Member only online access to the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association and , which provides useful information about residencies, internships and other student resources.



American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

$0 annual national dues
$15 annual membership

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists empowers pharmacists to enhance quality of care for all older persons through the appropriate use of medication and the promotion of healthy aging.

This organization has a geriatric focus and brings students into contact with the geriatric population while creating opportunities for networking with these specialized pharmacists

Open to all students. Attendance of monthly meetings and events are highly encouraged but not required.

Brown bag events at senior centers, chart reviews, shadowing at the Colorado State veterans Home, geriatric pharmacist panel discussion, Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk

Networking opportunities and real world experience working with geriatric populations.


Colorado Pharmacists Society

$10/year or included with $60/year APhA membership

Colorado Pharmacists Society is committed to improving public health by advancing and supporting the professional practice of pharmacy while serving as the voice of pharmacy in Colorado.

CPS is not a pharmacy student organization but is the only organization that represents all pharmacists in Colorado.  The organization is very interested in student involvement.
Affiliated nationally with ASHP and APhA. Membership in student organization, ASP (APhA) will automatically confer membership in CPS.

Open to all students. Attendance of monthly meetings and events are highly encouraged but not required.

Dinner series, legislation lunch club, social events, stethoscope fundraiser, annual meetings, immunization clinics, welcome picnic for incoming P1 students

Represent all pharmacy students in CO, have input on legislative practice, leadership opportunities, networking with peers and pharmacists


Colorado Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

$47 national dues
$18 local dues

To advance and support the professional practice of pharmacists in hospital and health systems and serve as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health

There are no required activities. However, you will get the most of your membership through participation in our community service events and attendance at meetings. These activities are fun and promote the profession of pharmacy.

Open to all students. Attendance of monthly meetings and events are highly encouraged but not required.

Clinical Skills Competition, Children’s Hospital visits, Faculty-Staff Bake-Off, Poison Prevention Week, Shadowing Program, ASHP Mid-Year Meeting, and more!

Networking, community outreach, health fair participation, advocacy opportunities, access to ASHP connect and the AJHP


Industry Pharmacist Organization

$100 national dues
$25 local chapter dues

Dedicated to enhancing student pharmacists’ understanding of the pharmaceutical industry

Provides opportunities and resources for students to better understand the pharmaceutical industry.

Open to all students. Attendance of monthly meetings and events are highly encouraged but not required.

Networking events, fellowship/CV workshops, interview prep, shadowing experience.

Networking opportunities, mentorship, access to IPhO national website information, access to internship postings.


International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research

$Free membership

To educate, increase awareness and promote growth within the 'Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research' field in general and to increase the CU Denver presence among the international society ISPOR. To collaborate across different sciences on campus and different departments worldwide.

Promote pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research education by holding regular seminars on current issues in the field and presenting research at least once a year at the annual meeting in the US-Canada region.

We expect members to be passionate about the kind of research that is involved related to public health, epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and policy. Also, attending our regular educational seminars/webinars is highly encouraged.

Details will be emailed to members soon!

The opportunity to present research, network and collaborate with faculty from different universities around the world, professionals from industry and research organizations at a global level.


National Community Pharmacists Association

$35 annual membership


To promote the pharmacy profession and the role of independent pharmacy; to maintain and expand educational programs, to strengthen student members’ professional. Business and leadership abilities.

Provide a forum for pharmacy students to learn about the many career options available in independent pharmacy practice. Encourage leadership and entrepreneurship by allowing students to learn about the business side of pharmacy.

Open to all students. Attendance of monthly meetings and events are highly encouraged but not required.

Bone marrow drive, brown bag events, business plan competition, compounding classes, dinner with independent owners, health screenings and health fairs, immunization fairs, McKesson warehouse tour, NPLEX Course review, national convention, RxPlus Golf Tournament

Community service activities, scholarships, networking with independent owners, business plan competition

Pediatric PediatRx

$65 annual membership

Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) is an international, nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to improving, and promoting safe medication use in children.

Afford students with an interest in pediatric pharmacy numerous opportunities to augment their professional education including, but not limited to: volunteering activities, participation in events, collaboration on research, and advocacy for the pediatric population.

Open to all students

Health Fairs/Health Screenings (e.g., Channel 9 Health Fair, National Western Stock Show, etc.)
Quality improvement and safety projects
Safe medication disposal events
Volunteering/educational events at elementary schools
Fundraising (e.g., 5K run/walk, bake sales, t-shirt sales, etc.)

Shadowing opportunities
Mentorship programs
Continuing education opportunities
Professional development activities (e.g., practice interviews, curriculum vitae assistance, residency guidance, etc.)

Pharmacists for Christ


To bring people who have a common belief together and to provide support and friendship for fellow Pharmacy students

The goal of Pharmacists for Christ is to provide students with an organization where they can find strength and support not only in Pharmacy school, but in all aspects of life.  As an organization we wish to examine how Christ lived here on earth and how to serve patients in a Christ-like manner.  We also want to learn how to utilize our God given talents to serve our community.

Open to all students.

Weekly prayer and bible study, bowling, hiking, miniature golf fellowship activities, Operation Christmas Child, volunteering

Provide support through pharmacy school and offer opportunities to serve your community and fellowship with other students.


Phi Delta Chi Professional Fraternity

Cost of dues vary depending on fundraising efforts of new pledges

To serve the field of pharmacy and promote a spirit of brotherhood. One of the few organizations that service as a professional community and social organization with the aspects of a traditional fraternity.

From advice on classes and school from other collegiate brothers to professional guidance throughout your pharmacy career from other Phi Delta Chi professionals across the country, your PDC brothers will always be there for you.


Each interested pharmacy student must attend at least one rush event prior to being considered a pledge.  Once pinning, the interested student becomes a pledge and must complete four requirements in the areas of leadership, brotherhood, philanthropy and fundraising with their fellow pledgemates.  Once requirements are met, pledges are initiated.

Regional meetings, national grand council meetings, leadership development seminars (LDS), Annual Chapter publication, Annual Founder’s Day Dinner, Alzheimers Memory Walk, Project Cure volunteering, BWW Wing eating contest

By joining Phi Delta Chi, you have the unique opportunity to get to know and network with brothers all over the country. 

Phi Lambda Sigma


$80 P2/P3 annual membership

$95/P4 students



The encouragement, recognition, and promotion of leadership in pharmacy.

By invitation for students who have completed at least 90 hours of scholastic work applicable toward a recognized pharmacy degree and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. Those students who have demonstrated dedicated service and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy and are of high moral and ethical character will be nominated to apply.  Nominations for membership comes from any voting member of the local chapter

P2 and P3 students must attend >50% meetings each semester, support 1+ PLS event per semester, organize 1+ SOP event/semester, vote in person or proxy.

P4s must attend 1 event of join 1 committee and acknowledgement of reading minute meetings

Leadership challenge, Chapter member of the year award, Leadership Development Series, convocation development, faculty mentor program, Ronald McDonald house volunteering, Happy Hour Series with faculty members, CV workshop, conflict management workshop

Formal recognition as a leader, honor, faculty mentoring, promotion and fostering of leadership skills,

Rho Chi Alpha Theta Chapter

$90 lifetime membership fee

The pharmacy academic honor society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and fosters fellowship among its members.

Promotes a universal recognition of members as lifelong pharmacy leaders. The fundamental objective of Rho Chi has always been to promote intellectual excellence and the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences through the encouragement and recognition of sound scholarship and critical inquiry.

Students must rank in the top 20% of their class by GPA to be eligible for membership. After the selection process, new members are then inducted in the Spring Semester of their P2 year, after completing the required professional didactic courses.

Light the Night Walk, annual clothing drive, initiation dinner for inductees, research night, guest speakers, tutoring program.

Be recognized as an academic leader, honor cords to wear at graduation ceremony

Student Council


The mission of Student Council is to foster and maintain a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship among components of the School of Pharmacy (including its student body, faculty and staff as well as the components of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

6 reps from  the P1, P2 and P3 classes (President, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and 2 senate reps) and 4 reps from the P4 class (President, vice-president, secretary/ treasurer and senate rep) will be voted on my peers.
One rep from each of the recognized student organizations.

Representatives must attend meetings and have no more than three unexcused absences per year. Members are required to participate in no less than 2 activities during their term of office.

Representatives convey the recommendations and/or suggestions of his/her class or student professional organization.

Networking, professional relationship development, leadership development