Life at MUSC

Life at MUSC

MUSC offers an array of special organizations and affinity and special interest groups that provide students opportunities to grow their interests in a variety of interprofessional environments. With a total student body of nearly 4,000, MUSC is home to more than 80 student organizations university-wide. In addition to those organizations, the College of Health Professions (CHP) offers three groups specifically for our 800 students. Apredniendo Juntos, CHP Student Government Association, and the Student Diversity Leadership council are great ways to get involved or take on leadership positions on campus.

CHP Student Organizations

Aprendiendo Juntos

Aprendiendo Juntos translates from Spanish to “learning together,” and that’s what this interprofessional organization aims to accomplish. Members of Aprendiendo Juntos typically meeting monthly during the academic year to practice speaking Spanish with fellow students within CHP. Students from all programs are welcome.

The purpose of the organization is to:

  • Cultivate diversity and cultural knowledge among students and faculty of the College of Health Professions.
  • Prepare students to be culturally competent health care professionals.
  • Provide a student-led learning environment in which participants can learn, improve, and maintain the language skills necessary to communicate with a diverse community.
  • Encourage involvement of the College of Health Professions in the promotion of the health and well-being of the local Spanish-speaking community.
  • Educate members on the health disparities and needs of the Hispanic community.

CHP Student Government Association

The CHP Student Government Association(CHP SGA) provides a collective voice to students from all programs within the college. While all students are members of CHP SGA and able to attend meetings, student leaders from each program and class year are typically elected to represent their programs in monthly meetings. Additionally, on-campus programs elect student leaders to represent CHP as part of the MUSC Student Government Association (MUSC SGA). CHP SGA meetings are typically held once a month during the academic year and all students are welcome.

The purpose of the organization is to:

  • Serve as a liaison between the MUSC CHP Students and the college administration in order to represent and facilitate student opinions, needs, and interests; and to disseminate and promote the exchange of information from the administration to students.
  • Take action and increase the quality of student services and academic programs to further enhance the education of MUSC students.
  • Plan and execute a variety of social, cultural and recreational events to promote fellowship, personal growth, and enjoyment for CHP students.
  • Maintain a budget, within the allocated funds, to most effectively serve the CHP student body.
  • Enhance the relationship between students and MUSC & CHP Alumni Association.

Student Diversity Leadership Council

The Student Diversity Leadership Council (SDLC) is a student-led organization within CHP promoting the awareness of diversity-related issues and providing service to underserved communities in the Charleston area. Through interdisciplinary awareness, this organization encourages future health care professionals to engage in the diverse culture of health care today.

If you would like more information or have any questions on these organizations, please contact the Office of Student Life at 843-792-3326 or

MUSC Student Programs & Student Diversity

The Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity (SPSD) is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and supportive campus environment. SPSD pursues this goal by offering various opportunities for students to meaningfully engage with each other and the community around them. Through our programs, services, and partnerships across the University, we enhance the quality of campus life and assist students in their personal, cultural, and professional development. Visit the SPSD website.