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Student Organization Spotlight: Students for Public Health

The SDSU Students for Public Health organization promotes the health of the SDSU campus community.
By SDSU News Team
 

The San Diego State University Students for Public Health student organization promotes healthy behaviors, works to prevent illnesses and protects the members of the community through volunteering and community service outreach.

Through the organization, students have the opportunity to learn more about public health issues, participate in fundraisers such as the Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure, and participate in outreach events.

Students for Public Health president Mikayla Borchin said joining the organization has re-affirmed her career goal of becoming a healthcare professional and allowed her to directly promote the health of the SDSU campus community.

Is the Students for Public Health organization open to all SDSU majors or is it major specific?

This student organization is open to all majors, but specifically targets students in the College of Health and Human Services.

When it comes to finding new members for your organization, what type of students are you looking for?


We are looking for any students interested in public health.

When are your meetings and is there a membership fee?


Our meetings are at 2 p.m. every other Wednesdays in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Tehaunco Suite on the second floor. Dues are $10 each semester.

What kind of activities does your organization plan and attend?

We are organizing several fundraisers this semester and are planning to participate in the Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure breast cancer walk in Balboa Park on Nov. 5, as well as the AIDS Walk later this month.

How can students find more information about your organization?

We invite interested students to come to one of our meetings or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Students can also visit our website or email us for more information.

Which SDSU faculty member has had an impact on your organization?

Kristen Emory, the Public Health undergraduate advisor and the advisor of our student organization, has made tremendous impacts in our major and has helped spread awareness about topics related to public health.