National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CDS) undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to become student members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) via the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Membership in the National NSSLHA group enables students to have access to professional, educational, and clinical resources and participate in ASHA and NSSLHA sponsored events.

CDS students are also encouraged to join the SJSU NSSLHA chapter, which represents students’ interests, sponsors local speaker seminars, and participates in community service projects and fundraising activities. For more information about upcoming events and opportunities, visit the SJSU NSSHLA Instagram, Twitter, Facebook page, or email us at


SJSU Chapter of NSSLHA

It's easy to join SJSU NSSLHA! Any graduate or undergraduate SJSU student interested in our field can join. You do not have to be in the major. As members, you will have an opportunity to network with other students with similar interests, meet professionals working in the field, and participate in all of our activities. Our members regularly volunteer for community service, promote advocacy of the field and attend conferences at discounted rates.

The cost to join the SJSU NSSLHA chapter each academic year is $25.  Meetings are held monthly and are scheduled at the beginning of each semester. To become a member, please email or contact us on social media.

National NSSLHA

Joining the national NSSLHA will provide access to nation-wide resources, including ASHA journals and discounted ASHA conversion rates. Reduced fees for the annual convention are also a benefit. The National NSSLHA membership fee is approximately $60 per year.

Fall 2021 Meetings

Join us every other Thursday at 3pm on Zoom for our meetings! There will be in person socials and online educational meeting in alternation. Register soon and mark your calendars. Connect with us on Instagram @sjsunsslhachapter for more details.

  • Thursday, September 2
  • Thursday, September 16
  • Thursday, September 30
  • Thursday, October 14
  • Thursday, October 28
  • Thursday, November 11
  • Thursday, November 25
  • Thursday, December 9

2021-2022 NSSLHA Officers

  • President: Alex Romo
  • Vice President: Aminah Sheikh
  • Secretary: Jayme Jensen
  • Treasurer: Gianmaris Perez
  • Historian: Dani Umaña
  • Senior Liaison: Pending
  • Graduate Liaison: Pending
  • Event Coorindators: Jasmine Lee and Kim Serna
  • Fundraising Coordinator: Mia Rojas
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Pei-Tzu Tsai