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Student Engagement

Going beyond learning what it takes to be an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, KU students are involved in advocacy and creating awareness about the importance of services to be made available to our residents. Find out more about how our students engage in these activities to further their learning outside the classroom and make an impact in the field.

Advocacy, Awareness and Action

Legislative Day

Students from our programs attend Legislative Day at the state capitol in Topeka, Kansas.

students seated inside the KS Capitol chamber

photo of students under the capitol's glass dome

photo of two people standing in front of the U.S. CapitolNational Advocacy

In 2019, two graduates of KU's doctorate program in audiology visited Capitol Hill March 4 as part of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Audiology Advisory Council.

Department of Hearing and Speech faculty member Cole Campbell, Au.D., CCC-A, was joined by Goldie Pappan-Hall, Au.D., CCC-A, clinical audiologist from Alaska, in advocating for association priorities such as funding for early hearing detection intervention and enhancing Medicare access to audiology services.

As vice chair of the council, Campbell also met with elected representatives from Kansas while in Washington, D.C.

Student Organizations

A large number of opportunities exist for students to become involved in school and campus-wide student groups. These are great ways to meet new people, learn about other health care careers and obtain leadership experience for your resume.

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