National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)


NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association) is a student-run organization that focuses on communication sciences and disorders. This organization is available for all students who are interested in learning more about communication sciences. It also provides Communicative Disorder Majors and Minors to get the chance to meet one another and learn about being a Speech/Language Pathologist and Audiologist. NSSLHA is the only official student association that is recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Membership is available at the local, state, and national levels. For more information about the state and national levels visit or


Jackson State University Chapters

There are two NSSLHA Chapters on the campus of Jackson State University. 

·         NSSLHA JSU Undergraduate Chapter

o   Caters to the needs of those students enrolled in the B.S. and Post-Bac programs

·         NSSLHA JSU Graduate Chapter

o   Caters to the needs of those students enrolled in the M.S. Program

Each chapter is active on campus, and does community service, fundraising, and outreach.


Why join one of JSU’s NSSLHA Chapters?

To be a part of a local, state, and national organization.

To have a chance to meet other students and faculty in the Communicative Disorders department.

To get involved with campus activities 

For opportunities for leadership as committee chairs or officers

To learn more about our field and department through tours, guest speakers at seminars and meetings, and a state convention.

To enjoy social picnics, pizza parties, games, and volunteer opportunities.

To help build your resume.

To have FUN and win prizes!



2015-2016 Undergraduate Officers


2014-2015 Graduate Officers


Brandi Jones – President

Jarvis Bright – President

Khylah Goree – Vice-President

Megan Johnson – Vice-President

Victoria Dyson – Secretary

Shelby Western – Secretary

Aliah Green – Treasurer

Paulisha Farrish – Treasurer

Deshonda Fortune – Historian

April Swiley – Historian


Committee Chairperson

Committee Chairperson

 Vacant – Service Chair

Vacant – Service Chair

Vacant – Scholarship Chair

  Vacant – Scholarship Chair

Vacant – Fundraiser Chair

 Vacant – Fundraiser Chair

 Vacant – Public Relations Chair

Vacant – Public Relations Chair


Undergraduate and Graduate Chapter Advisor

 Dr. Celeste Parker




Upcoming Events


Undergraduate Chapter

  •  –> First Meeting  


Graduate Chapter