Student National Pharmaceutical Association

Advisor: Ms. Joan Hankins, Room 141


The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are con- cerned about pharmacy and healthcare related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related profes- sions.  SNPhA’s purpose is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educa- tional, and social environment of the community.

Locally, Temple's SNPhA chapter members are responsible for organizing and implementing events that broaden their input into the pharmacy profession.

The Temple SNPhA chapter is one of seventy six SNPhA chapters in the United States. We are designated Region One.  At the regional level, the members meet to discuss and coordi- nate ideas to improve the local chapters. The school hosting the "Regional Meeting" is responsible for providing a one-to-two day seminar based on a theme to stimulate interest in pharmacy.

Nationally, Temple is one of 47 accredited pharmacy schools with SNPhA chapters. Each chapter provides a representative (delegate) to the House of Delegates at the National Convention, where policies are voted upon. During the National Convention, networks can be formed between members of SNPhA and with members of the national parent chapter, National Pharmaceutical Association NPhA). At this convention, many companies, institutions and organizations provide endless possibilities for professional careers in pharmacy.

All are welcome to become SNPhA members. Bring your leadership qualities and organizational ideas to SNPhA and become a contributor to professionalism in the minority community.