Student Events

RSPH Student Organizations

In support of our objective to offer high quality educational programs and to encourage open communication on all levels, students participate in a variety of activities that serve to information and guide RSPH’s growth and development.

RSPH Student Organization Handbook

RSPH Student Organizations

The Rollins Student Government Association is the governing student assembly of the Rollins School of Public Health. The purpose of the RSGA is to advocate for students and enrich the experience of their time at Rollins. The RSGA addresses students’ needs and concerns regarding school facilities, current administration, academia, extra-curricular activities, and more. The RSGA presides over the department representatives of RSPH and the student organizations. The annual budget of the RSGA and RSPH Student Organizations are allocated from the student activity fees paid by students. Annual elections for the executive board member and departmental representative positions are held each November. Learn more

ABPHS is designed to enhance the experience of minority students attending the Rollins School of Public Health, to encourage community engagement, and to raise consciousness of health issues concerning black communities in the U.S. and abroad. ABPHS strives to augment the graduate experience by providing opportunities for academic support, professional growth, community service, and social bonding within the Rollins community and greater Atlanta metro area. Learn more

The goal of EGHO is to facilitate engagement in global health outside the classroom. To accomplish this, EGHO works through several different committees, each of which focuses on an important aspect of student interests. Through these communities, EGHO works to engage in global health issues through service and advocacy; foster global health awareness and encourage the growth of a global perspective; increase resources and opportunities available to all students with an interest in global health; and build connections with each other and with professionals in the field. Learn more

The mission of EMHA is to foster a community of positive mental health, awareness of negativity, and stigma reduction. EMHA works to communicate this mission to Emory students and the greater Atlanta community with a shared goal of changing the conversation on mental health to one of acceptance and support. EMHA hosts several events throughout the year bringing mental health professionals and Emory students together to educate the community and advocate for current mental health topics. Learn more

ERHA promotes reproductive health and rights awareness through community outreach, research and fund-raising locally and globally. The purpose of ERHA is to increase awareness of current local and global reproductive health issues through educational outreach through guest speakers, films, and distribution of information; be actively involved in the Emory and Atlanta communities by volunteering with local organizations focused on disparities in reproductive health; and to fundraise for reproductive causes, more specifically the Global Elimination of Maternal Mortality Due to Abortion (GEMMA) fund established by Roger Rochat. Learn more

GPHA, a nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of promoting the public and personal health of Georgia’s citizens, is the largest public health organization in the Southeast. It provides many opportunities for networking with public health professionals, attending continuing education seminars, and advocating for public health issues concerning Georgians. Learn more

HOLA is dedicated to promoting, advocating for, and informing about the health of Latinos in the US and abroad. HOLA works toward its mission by sponsoring academic lectures on topics relevant to Latino health, coordinating volunteer opportunities that benefit Latino populations, and connecting students and organizations that have a shared interest in promoting the health of Latinos. Additionally, HOLA strives to create a sense of community among students with a common passion for Latin America, through periodically hosting social events throughout the year. Learn more

HERT aims to provide students with an opportunity to collaborate with public health professionals and contribute to research projects related to Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs). Members are selected through a competitive application process. Learn more

JSPH works to increase awareness about health issues affecting the Jewish community at Emory and elsewhere while establishing a Jewish community and culture at RSPH.  Our purpose is to increase awareness about genetic diseases and other health issues affecting the Jewish community of Emory and beyond through outreach. We provide a culture of Jewish learning and spiritual growth while also engaging the RSPH, Emory and Atlanta communities through service projects and social events. Learn more

QTC is a consortium of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other fluid identity) individuals connected to the Rollins School of Public Health. QTC is committed to increasing visibility, academic discourse, networking opportunities, future leaders, and solidarity among LGBTQ+ persons. Learn more

RACPAC is a professional graduate school organization aimed at connecting Rollins students with public health professionals and opportunities in the cancer field. Our mission is cancer prevention through advocacy, fundraising, community involvement and volunteering. Learn more

RASAH was established to promote and encourage engagement in issues of South Asian health amongst the Rollins and Emory University Community. RASAH seeks educational development and discussion within RSPH and among other Emory schools relating to South Asian health issues and to promote South Asian community engagement among students (e.g. health fairs). RASAH also acts as a resource for Rollins students pursuing research or fieldwork relating to or in South Asia. Learn more

REHAC believes that the environment influences our health and as health advocates we must also promote a safe and sustainable community. It seeks to improve and protect our living and working environment through locally focused and collaborative education, action and reaction. Learn more

RLA is a student-led organization that fosters a space for solidarity, mobilization, and the education advancement of Latinx students, undocumented students, and allies at Rollins School of Public Health. Learn more

The RmC provides student and faculty a forum to explore the global mobile health phenomenon while building practical skills in mobile tech systems design, implementation, scaling and evaluation. Their two priority areas include: Introducing students and faculty to the field of mHealth and educating students and faculty in mHealth systems design, implementation, scaling, and evaluation. Learn more

RPCC is an organization where Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other graduate students at Rollins network with their fellow colleagues. Learn more

S4SJ is a network of students committed to equity, change, and social justice within our personal, academic, and professional lives. S4SJ seeks to create a network of diverse friends and coworkers in order to form coalitions which bring a social justice framework to various topics; and to mobilize students for actions, advocacy and community engagement. Learn more

The Student Outbreak and Response Team (SORT) is a group of about 50 master's and PhD students chosen annually through a competitive application process. Through partnerships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Department of Public Health, DeKalb County, Fulton County, and others, we provide students with opportunities to apply public health theory in practical settings. SORT offers its members a variety of experiences to volunteer and train within the world of outbreak and emergency response. In addition to hands-on public health activities, we also host socials and an annual networking night. 

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