Student Leadership

Top 6 Ways to Become a Student Leader

1. Become your school’s Assembly of Representative (AOR) Rep
2. Be part of your program's student society
3. Apply for a national task force or work group through SAAAPA
4. Be a member of the AAPA (Knowledge breeds leadership!)
5. Be active in the community and get your classmates involved (PA Week, community service projects, visits/letters to political leaders)
6. Run for a spot on the SAAAPA Board or one of the appointed positions at the national conference

This is not an exhaustive list – just five suggestions to get your started. I truly enjoyed my time as an AOR rep last year and am currently enjoying my position as the Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee Rep. I've had the opportunity to meet with many leaders in our profession as well as work with other student leaders from all over the country. 

Above are links for all of the different positions. In addition, if you have any specific questions about any of the positions - feel free to contact me directly or the student who currently holds that position. We'd be happy to answer your questions!

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