Student Organizations

A student chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is active at Western Illinois University.

The Western Illinois Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (WIUSSLHA) is an active pre-professional organization which series to education students in the practices and ethics of the profession.

WIUSSLHA is made up of undergraduates and graduate students who organize events throughout the year for our clients and their families. These events include a Halloween Party, Holiday Party, and a Spring Event. Students volunteered at the Alzheimer’s Walk and A Night To Shine, which is the Prom Night for Adults with Special Needs that is sponsored by the Tim TeBow Foundation.

Over the past academic year (2015-2016) our students participated in raising money to help with the purchase of FM-Systems for a local grade school. The organization also was able to sponsor two undergraduate students attending the Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago. WIUSSLHA members typically form a team for the College Bowl held at the ISHA conference.

Through bake sales, t-shirt sales, and other fundraising ventures, WIUSSLHA has been successful in purchasing AAC devices for clients, purchasing books, games and puzzles for a local day program and many other things.

This is a great way to network with other CSD majors, faculty, and the community!!!