Activities, Clubs, and Honor Societies

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College of Public Health Clubs

Public Health Association

    The Public Health Association at UGA endeavors to encourage the exploration of public health issues through discussions, service activities, and meaningful interactions between students within the college. Our goals are: to make the graduate experience more meaningful for our members, foster a relationship between the CPH students, faculty, and administration, help students explore their career goal and interests, foster the relationship between the College of Public Health and the Athens community through service projects.
2015-2016 Executive Board Members

Pump Handle Society

    The Pump Handle Society at the University of Georgia (UGA) is an organization comprised of students working toward a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree in the College of Public Health. The mission of the Pump Handle Society at UGA is to provide DrPH students with valuable opportunities to enhance their academic and professional growth as they work to become leaders in the field of public health.  Email for more information:

Department of Environmental Health Science

Environmental Health Science Club

    The Environmental Health Science (EHS) Club is designed to foster mutual interest and enthusiasm amongst the students and faculty at the University of Georgia who are interested in Environmental Health Science. We provide an informal forum for networking with environmental professionals through monthly meetings and workshops. Our club is recognized as a student chapter of the Georgia Environmental Health Association.

Epsilon Nu Eta

    Epsilon Nu Eta (ENH) is the Environmental Health Science Honor Society. The top juniors and seniors, as determined by academic performance, are eligible for membership in ENH. Juniors are required to be in the top fourth of their class and have completed at least 15 hours of Environmental Health coursework with no grade below a B. Senior members are required to be in the top third of their class and have completed at least 21 hours of Environmental Health Science coursework with no grade below a B in each of those courses. ENH members are responsible for hosting the annual awards banquet for Environmental Health Science students.


    Adopt-A-Stream is an organization that comprises student and community groups from localities across the United States that are interested in preservation and improvement of water quality. Students in the Environmental Health Science Department have participated in Adopt-A-Stream since 1997 under the advisement of Dr. Marsha Black.

Student Chapter, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

    The association gives students with a strong interest in industrial hygiene valuable exposure to the field through invited speakers and participation at local and regional AIHA meetings.  National site:

Georgia Environmental Health Association and National Environmental Health Association

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is a national professional society for environmental health practitioners, which was established in 1937. Currently the association has 5,000 members and offers a variety of programs that reflect the association's mission: "to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all." GEHA is the regional affiliate of NEHA

Department of Health Promotion and Behavior

Future Health Promoters Club

    Do you want to get to know your professors, have an impact on campus and in the community, AND be a part of an organization that will look great on your resume? FHP is a great way to get involved on campus while promoting better health education and healthier lifestyle choices.  In this club you will be able to take part in numerous volunteer opportunities, hear from guest speakers about important health related occupations and internships while building relationships with the Health Promotion Faculty and Staff.  Health Promotion and Behavior majors and Public Health Minors welcome!  Email: for more information!

Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine

    The Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM) is the national association supporting health promotion and disease prevention educators and researchers. Since 1942, ATPM and our members have been in the forefront of advancing, promoting, and supporting health promotion and disease prevention in the education of physicians and other health professionals.  National site:

Institute of Gerontology

Student Membership with the Gerontological Society of America

    The Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization of the Gerontological Society was created in 1960 to provide students with an opportunity to be players in the field of gerontology. Over the years, the student leadership has had an active role in the development of programs and activities. They have helped stimulate the development of student awards and established a mentorship program to link students with more seasoned professionals.