National Student Speech Language Hearing Association


Founded in 1972, NSSLHA is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

NSSLHA has approximately 13,000 members with chapters at more than 300 colleges & universities. NSSLHA membership is available to any part- or full-time, graduate or undergraduate student interested in the study of communication disorders. Students pursuing academic study as speech-language pathology assistants, students pursuing a doctorate of philosophy or doctorate of audiology, as well as students enrolled in a CSD program outside of the United States can be members of national NSSLHA. Having a NSSLHA chapter on your campus ensures that a student will have access to resources and information to succeed in the field of audiology, speech-pathology, and speech-hearing research. The chapter provides a fundraising event, and awareness event, and a volunteer event every quarter. We donate money to the ASHA scholarship fund as well. We provide information about current issues in the speech and hearing science world to our classmates, as well as other information about the field.

Contact Information

Co-President: Caroline Dreifuss
Co-President: Ariel Hartman
Advisor: Joanne Pederson, Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathology