Council of Clubs & Organizations (CCO) 

The CCO is committed to creating unique and engaging opportunities for all students. And it begins with you - whether you start a new club or attend a student event, your involvement helps you connect to others. 

 

Active Clubs 

Club Information 

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (ACMA)  

  

 

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association's mission statement: ACMA provides intellectual, philosophical, and cultural exchange among students and alumni on acupuncture and Chinese medicine, including its purpose to enhance health, mind, and body. Students participate in professional activities and events incorporating the above ideas. 

Activator Club  

  

 

Activator club is a small campus community focused on the education and practical application of the Activator Method. It allows students and DC’s of all levels to be introduced while fine-tuning their skills while learning basic and advanced protocols of the Activator Method. Attending Activator club will help prepare you to pass the Activator Method examinations that can be taken at Activator Seminars. 

 

The Ayurveda Club is dedicated to propagating the knowledge of Ayurveda by keeping our members engaged and inspired by the Ayurvedic lifestyle, diet, herbs, yoga, and various bodywork therapies for health promotion, wellness, and care. We are committed to promoting the healthy balance of mind, body, and spirit.  

CalChiro  

  

Our goals are to keep students informed about legislation at the state level, assist in making changes that benefit the chiropractic profession, and encourage student involvement. We aim to provide students with ample opportunities to learn from established professionals at both on and off-campus events. 

The Chiro Games Club helps coordinate, secure, and improve the annual involvement of SCU/LACC at Chiro Games. At the same time enhance the student campus life and culture experience through fun, engaging, challenging, and athletic fundraisers/events.  

Delta Tau Alpha (DTA) 

  

The DTA club is a holistic honors society on campus that connects students to other health professionals with great networking opportunities called “dinner with docs”. We also pride ourselves with performing community service regularly creating competent, caring, and successful integrative practitioners. You must maintain a 3.0 gpa, have 10 hours of service per term and come to 1 meeting per term. We also initiate members with a club certificate and pin to wear at clinic. You also get recognized at graduation with a red DTA sash illustrating your honored achievements in society.  
  

Gonstead Club  

  

For more information email: CCO@scuhs.edu 

We are excited to bring scientific-based knowledge and the basics of Gonstead Chiropractic to SCU! Join us every week as we break down palpations, X-Ray interpretation, and instrumentation. 

Healing Hands for Humanity (H3) 

  

For more information email: CCO@scuhs.edu 

Healing Hands for Humanity is a humanitarian organization involving students, Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturists from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California. The organization provides free, consistent healthcare to under-served populations, specializing in chiropractic care and acupuncture. Under the supervision of a licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist, Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Acupuncture clinical students provide physical exams, nutritional advice, injury rehabilitation, massage therapy, pain management, chiropractic manipulation, and acupuncture treatments to those in need. Pre-Clinical students observe, assist clinical students, take histories, vitals or perform other tasks as needed.  

International Chiropractic Pediatrics (ICPA) 

  

@icpa_scuhs   
 

The newly revived Pediatric Club on campus provides Chiropractic students the opportunity to learn how our profession can affect children. We learn from current practicing Pediatric Chiropractors as they come to speak and demonstrate their techniques with us. We gather and keep updated on world events involving Pediatrics and Chiropractic as well as current research, Perinatal, techniques and so much more!  

Rainbow Health Alliance Club 

  

RHA creates and maintains a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for LGBTQIA+ persons and allies by sustaining visibility and inclusion throughout the campus community and patient care centers. We are committed to building equity in the health care industry, promoting student and staff leadership, and providing high-quality, culturally sensitive care to our patients through training, education, and outreach.  

Pre-Health Club 

  

For more information email: CCO@scuhs.edu 

The Pre-Health Club aspires to bring together students in the SCUHS community who aspire to one of the various fields of healthcare and share information, create mentorships, introduce connections, and discuss what it means to be a competent health professional in the medical profession. The goal of the Pre-Health Club is to create a strong community amongst the pre-health students that seek to lift one another up and give each other needed support in the competitive environment of applying to a health professional school. 

Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) 

  

The Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) is a student-run organization at SCUHS that is associated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA). Our aim is to provide an avenue for the PA students on campus to get involved with their peers, the PA profession, and within the community. We participate both on campus in other clubs’ events as well as in the community participating in many community service projects and conducting a strong presence as mentors within the pre-PA community. PASS acts to connect and be a liaison between the PA faculty and PA students as well as to integrate with other healthcare professions on campus.  

Rehab to Performace (R2P)  

  

@r2pscu  

R2P is a national non-profit organization that has clubs in place at Chiropractic and Physical therapy schools across the nation. We are a group of students who are striving to bridge the gap between rehab and performance by integrating principles that span different disciplines in the way we learn, practice, and share information to allow for more patient- and client-centered interventions. Meetings are a mixture of both students led hands-on practice and guest speakers. 

Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA) 

We believe that representation matters! Our mission is to increase the presence of quality African American chiropractors in an industry consisting of less than 2% of African Americans. By being a positive representative in and for our communities, more African Americans and minorities will seek chiropractic assistance to incorporate into their health regimen and encourage others to pursue a career in chiropractic. We want to erase any fear that exists within the urban communities concerning chiropractic care. We want to create a safe space for any student that values diversity in chiropractic medicine.  

Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA)  

  

@scu_saca  

 
 
 

Our vision is to encourage and empower individuals to create community and provide a hub of leadership and professionalism throughout their entire chiropractic journey. Our mission is to be a resource for national professional networking and to promote evidence-based, accountable, and consistent patient-centered care. 

Sports Injury Council (SIC) 

Our focus is to further education through the shared knowledge of skilled clinicians within the realm of evidence-based sports. 

Spanish Medical Terminology Club (SMT) 

Our mission is to provide a place for people from all kinds of different backgrounds and ethnicities to unite to try and help provide care to Spanish-speaking patients. The goal for SMTC is to not let language be a barrier to providing healthcare to a person. 

World Congress of Chiropractic Students  

  

  

  

  

The purpose of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students is to advance and unite the global chiropractic profession. 

Melanated Medics Club 

  

For more information email: CCO@scuhs.edu  

The mission of the Melanated Medics club is to create opportunities that will increase the chances of African and African American descent students applying to, and getting accepted into, health care and medical-related programs by overcoming challenges and barriers minorities unjustly face. Club goals lude creating awareness, enhancing test-taking skills and school applications, mock interviews, and much more! Our club strives to grow diversity within the health care field resulting in increased health care access to underserved communities.  

Veterans Club*  

  

For more information email: CCO@scuhs.edu 

We are dedicated to supporting veterans of the Armed Forces and their families by providing resources, mentorship, and camaraderie. We connect the veteran and civilian communities to streamline the transition process for veterans and enhance the academic experience. Additionally, we provide resources for students who are interested in VA Residency OR. 

Integrative Medicine Club (SAIM & AIHM)* 

  

For more information email: CCO@scuhs.edu 

The Integrative Medicine Club incorporates both the Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine (SAIM) and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), two organizations that promote patient-centered medicine in an integrated/collaborative setting. We hold grand rounds for clinical cases weekly and invite practitioners on campus who work alongside other professions in the best interest of their patients. The goal is to become a physical embodiment of what our campus represents: Patient-Centered Integrative Medicine.  

Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance (FTCA)* 

  

For more information email: CCO@scuhs.edu  

Our mission is to help enhance the learning experience at SCU. We aim to emphasize an evidence-based approach to patient-centered care and develop leadership skills of innovation, critical thinking, and effective communication. This will be achieved through networking events, mentorships, and a supportive community nationwide. As a club, we inspire to facilitate an environment of growth for each student to develop not only personally, but also professionally into competent future clinicians. If we can first move forward as students, we can then move forward as chiropractors! 

Motion Palpation Institute (MPI)* 
 

We seek to improve our abilities to detect true joint motion deficits and learn how to use a movement assessment, through regular practice and discussion of evidence-guided techniques.  
 

*Inactive Clubs* 

How do I join a club? 

Review the Active Student Clubs and Organization list above and contact via email. You will receive information from the club's organizer on their unique application processes. 

  

How do I start a club?  

1. Review and fill out this application. 

2. Email the application to CCO@scuhs.edu and wait for a response. 

3. Questions? Email CCO@scuhs.edu 

4. It is that easy! 

How do I create an event? 

Hosting an event is a great way to create unique opportunities that will promote engagement and increase knowledge leading to a more well-rounded and professional student. All events must be approved by Student Services. Anyone can request to create an event. 

Examples of events are: asking someone to speak about a specific topic (i.e., speaker); fundraising; workshops; seminars; volunteer; etc.  

Speakers invited to discuss a specific topic or host a seminar or workshop must be pre-approved before creating your event. Speakers fall into one of two categories: 

1. SCU speaker: these individuals are members of the SCU community. Ex: alumni, students, faculty, clinicians, etc. SCU speakers are pre-approved. However, if there are concerns with your SCU speaker, you will be informed of a possible event denial. 

2. non-SCU speaker: these individuals are not members of the SCU community. Ex: work colleagues, influencers, individuals you met through networking or website researching, etc. non-SCU speakers must be approved by your club advisor before creating your event. If you do not have a club advisor or if you are not part of a club, please email StudentServices@scuhs.edu to provide you with speaker approval. 

Steps: 

1. If you have a speaker, make sure they are approved. 

2. Reflect upon your dates - plan at least one month ahead of time. 

3. Fill out this form: https://forms.office.com/r/PU8vnUZQLR  

4. A response can take up to 3 weeks. 

Email CCO@scuhs.edu or ASB@scuhs.edu with any questions. 

  

How do I create a flyer for my event? 

A flyer is a great way to promote your event. SCU's Marketing Team is happy to help share your event on their social media pages. To get your flyer posted quickly, you must follow these steps:  

1. Use this link to create a pre-approved flyer templates (these are the only templates acceptable): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CgkJyxbwgI4GduRbrJWbETZQ-MU5zZldvzkDW3RiRY8/edit 

2. Once completed, download your flyer and email it to Amy Donofrio AmyDonofrio@scuhs.edu and CCO@scuhs.edu 

3. It can take up to 3-4 weeks to post your flyer - plan ahead! 

Questions? Email CCO@scuhs.edu or ASB@scuhs.edu