NSU's College of Optometry Entering Class of 2023

14 | Optometry STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS OPTOMETRY STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (OSGA) Highlights • official voice for all optometry students • open to all students • welcomes proposals and participation from the entire student body • has four voting representatives selected from each class (OSGA president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer are nominated from this pool of representatives.) Responsibilities • collecting and expressing student opinion • dispensing funds for student activities • acting as liaison for entire student body • promoting optometry • supporting club and class activities • working to improve the quality of life for all NSU optometry students AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION (AOSA) Highlights • is the international, professional student organization for optometric students • consists of more than 5,000 optometry students from 23 schools and colleges of optometry in the United States and Puerto Rico • sponsors annual conferences that enable students to meet and gain knowledge through lectures, presentations, and exhibits BETA SIGMA KAPPA (BSK) Highlights • international optometric honor fraternity • chapters at the 23 accredited schools and colleges of optometry in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada • members work jointly to promote academic and scientific excellence and high moral standards in optometry • members promote The BSK Creed to “stand for an active, sympathetic interest in public welfare, particularly for the conservation of vision, the prevention of blindness, and for using their influence to further the best standards of professional education and practice” • activities include tutoring, guest lecturers, vision screenings, fundraising events, and banquets