of OSLHA's priorities is providing students with many opportunities to
become involved as an active member within the Association. I
invite all student members to get involved by contacting me to discuss
Key Reasons for Students to Join OSLHA:
Involvement should serve to enrich the student's educational experience, as well as, capture many of our future leaders early.
Ensure a Secure Employment Future:
membership dues help to support employment of a lobbyist to ensure that
Ohio legislators understand our position on the issues that affect our
future, such as:
* Workload issues (caseload sizes)
* Insurance reimbursement in health care
* Hiring laws (licensure laws)
have an opportunity to volunteer at the registration table at the
annual Legislative Event at the State House in Columbus. This
breakfast allows students to observe how OSLHA professionals educate
Ohio legislators on issues so they can promote change in laws that
regulate our profession. Students have the opportunity to receive free
registration for the annual Legislative Event at the State House in
Build Your Resumé:
offers students the opportunity to co-write, with the OSLHA Past
President, a brief message in Communication Matters, the Association's
newsletter. Also, don't miss the opportunity to present at
Convention-student posters and presentations are encouraged.
Finally, you can develop your leadership skills by joining an OSLHA
a Legislative Council meeting in Columbus to observe the governance of
the state association and to listen to the timely professional topics
that are being addressed. You will sit along side the Legislative
Councilors and interact with many of Ohio's leaders. Click Here for LC meeting dates and information
Participate in a Nationally Recognized Convention:
OSLHA's Annual Convention in Columbus in March and attend the student
related and professional seminars at a reduced member rate. Take
advantage of seeing nationally-recognized speakers present in all
specialty areas. The Convention also offers student-related
seminars, as well as, programs for student leaders.
have representation within OSLHA. Your Professional Practice
Representative is elected to represent you. The University and
Student Affairs Representative acts as a liaison between students and
the OSLHA Legislative Council.
Search for Job Openings:
Once you are nearing graduation and searching for a job, look no further than our Communication Matters newsletter (4 issues published per fiscal year) or review our current Job Postings.
Obtain Professional / Student Liability Insurance:
OSLHA offers reasonably-priced professional liability insurance to members, including students.
Conduct a Survey:
Members have free access to Survey Monkey, an easy to use, survey
program that will allow you to obtain information electronically from
your chosen audience.
Contact your University & Student Affairs Professional Practice Representative:
is my hope that you will be interested in taking advantage of the
several opportunities that OSLHA offers to you. Make the time to
become a member and get involved; you will not be sorry that you did!
me to find out more of what your professional organization can
offer. Experiences will be guided and you will benefit from the
interaction with professionals. Students who have participated
during the past have expressed that the experience was invaluable!
If you are a student who is interested in your profession, contact me to explore the many possibilities.