Sargent Student Organizations
Founded in the Boston Medical Center Pediatrics Department in 1996, Health Leads works to break the link between poverty and poor health by mobilizing student volunteers to connect low-income patients with the resources they need to be healthy. Learn more about how to get involved with Health Leads here.
The Student Government includes elected representatives from all classes with the goal of promoting activities and a strong sense of College unity. This group hosts social events, lectures, and community service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
Student Council Office: Room 108 | Telephone: 617-353-3311
The members of each Sargent College class select four officers and a representative from each major to provide leadership for that class. Fundraisers are held to support class activities. Class officers and representatives work in collaboration with the Student Council. Elections are held annually.
Dean’s Hosts are students selected to volunteer their time as ambassadors for Sargent College. They give tours to prospective students and their families and participate in recruiting and open houses. Dean’s Hosts are chosen through an application process—students must have sophomore standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply. To apply, please download the application.
Peer Counselors serve as role models for incoming students and advise them on making the most of the BU Sargent College experience. They offer study groups, focus groups, registration parties in conjunction with faculty advising, and mentoring within the Freshman Experience Seminar. The Peer Counselors also serve as Big Siblings to the freshmen and incoming transfer students. Students must have sophomore standing with a minimum 2.7 GPA to apply.
To recommend a student, please fill out the Recommendation Form.
To apply, please Download the Application.
Student Representatives to the Sargent Alumni Association Board
Two students are selected to serve on the Board as liaisons from the student body. These representatives assist alumni with planning activities and initiatives that bring together alumni and current students.
Sargent College Honor Society
This organization provides programming and opportunities to all Sargent College students, faculty, and staff, including professional development lectures and other events featuring alumni guest speakers. Sargent juniors and seniors who have a GPA in the top 10% of their graduating class are invited to join the Honor Society and attend the fall induction ceremony.
Pi Theta Epsilon
Pi Theta Epsilon is the Occupational Therapy Honor Society at BU Sargent College. For more information, contact Clinical Professor Karen Jacobs (firstname.lastname@example.org or 353-7516).
Alumni Association Events
The Alumni Association sponsors events that cover a variety of health care opportunities and issues and hosts receptions to welcome or congratulate students on their achievements. The Association also co-sponsors or participates in student events such as the Rose Banquet and Spirit Week and hosts a barbecue for graduating seniors. Alumni will also often offer services that are helpful to students—financial planning for graduating students and alternative health care practice seminars, to name a few.
There are numerous professional clubs and associations at Sargent College including the Occupational Therapy Club and the National Student Speech Language & Hearing Association. Contact your program for more information.
Unique Sargent College Events
Held in the fall, the Rose Banquet is a dinner sponsored by the sophomore class to welcome the freshman class to Sargent and its unique traditions. After the banquet, sophomores circulate a rose to the freshmen at each table. Each student removes a petal from the rose and places it in a box, which is saved until the class graduates and the petals are scattered. This symbolizes their growth during their time together at Sargent.
The Junior Pledge is a spring event which recognizes the junior class’s achievements and affirms their commitment to the health professions. The featured guest speaker is typically a faculty member or a BU Sargent College alum, and the students put together a slideshow to highlight the class achievements. Parents and faculty are invited to attend.