NSSLHA: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

What is NSSLHA?

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by our field’s national organization, ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association).

What are NSSLHA Activities?

The University of Georgia NSSLHA Chapter participates in several fundraisers each year in order to contribute money to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic. Additionally, we plan to continue Junior/Senior Buddies and Reading Buddies at Timothy Road Elementary School, which have been annual community-service projects. There are many ways to get involved with the different NSSLHA activities, and we welcome your participation!

For information on our current  activities, please see our NSSLHA Newsletter:


The Scoop, Volume 10 Issue1

Back row: Sarah Alden (Philanthropy), David Daniel (VP), Sarah Paul (Senior Rep) Middle row: Chloe Robbins (Treasurer), Victoria Smith (Secretary), Lorrie Anne White (Senior Rep) Front row: Meghana Ramanathan (Historian), Hannah Cornett (President), Becky Bailey (Philanthropy)

Back row: Sarah Alden (Philanthropy), David Daniel (VP), Sarah Paul (Senior Rep)
Middle row: Chloe Robbins (Treasurer), Victoria Smith (Secretary), Lorrie Anne White (Senior Rep)
Front row: Meghana Ramanathan (Historian), Hannah Cornett (President), Becky Bailey (Philanthropy)


Please click here for previous NSSLHA newsletters and activities.

NSSLHA presented a check for $3,677 from their annual fundraising efforts to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic at their banquet on April 26, 2012.

The UGA chapter of the NSSLHA traditionally holds several philanthropy events and fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the clinic. This year, the group set their fundraising goal at $1,000. However, with the help of the officers, members, percentage nights, and the spring 2012 Walk/Run READY, SET, SPEAK! 5K race, they raised nearly three times that amount!

These funds, all donated to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, go to help children who need therapy services but are not able to afford them.

Adapted from coeNews, May 10, 2012

Why Should I Join NSSLHA?

Benefits of membership in the UGA chapter include:

  • Collaboration with other students who have an interest in communications sciences and disorders
  • Development of leadership skills and opportunity to be involved in various committees
  • Enhancement of educational experiences, resources, and knowledge of the professions
  • Exposure to other professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology
  • Participation in service activities to benefit the community, department, and university
  • Recognition and awards for outstanding student contributions

Membership in the national organization includes these benefits:

  • Professional Subscriptions: Access to NSSLHA and ASHA websites, journals, and newsletters, providing information on communication sciences and disorders and resources for course assignments
  • Discounts: Continuing education registrations; products; liability, medical, and dental insurance; rental cars; and Subaru purchase or lease
  • NSSLHA-to-ASHA Membership Conversion Discounts: Significant savings on dues and fees for your first year of ASHA membership and certification. See FAQs about the NSSLHA-to-ASHA Conversion Discount.
  • Technical Assistance and Resources and Online Research Help

How Do I Join NSSLHA?

It is quite simple! All you need to do to join the UGA Chapter is fill out an application found in the NSSLHA swing file (595 Aderhold Hall) or click here to download the form. Membership dues are $8. Meetings will be held once a month on Wednesday nights.

National NSSLHA membership is available to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students enrolled full- or part-time in a communication sciences program or related major. See the NSSLHA website for more information on joining.

Students may join either or both the local and national NSSLHA.

Any Questions? Contact:

Hannah Cornett
UGA NSSLHA President

UGA Advisors

Nancy Dellaria: ndellari@uga.edu

Alice Sanderson: alices@uga.edu

Last Revised 10-06-11