Are you in charge of your SSHP membership drive? Look no further — here are the tips you need to recruit student members! Note that additional resources can be found at ASHP's Membership Resources for Student Societies page.
Sell the Benefits of Membership
Remember, to qualify for annual ASHP-SSHP Recognition, you must hold at least one membership drive to recruit for your SSHP, ASHP and your state affiliate health-system pharmacy organization.
In order to better help your members understand ASHP's benefits, familiarize yourself with all the benefits available to students.
- Learn about the list of student benefits in the ASHP Become a Member page
- Access online resources to help with your campaign effort at ASHP's Membership Resources for Student Societies
- Tools include online brochures, infographics, templated presentations and more
- Utilize ASHP's print materials mailed to your student society every year.
- For questions on your materials or to change your SSHP's mailing address contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Recruitment Tips
- Become Familiar with All the Benefits of ASHP Student Membership
ASHP Student membership offers career resources, networking opportunities, residency information, and access to specialized learning and idea exchanges not available anywhere else. You can also direct them to the ASHP Student Forum to find out more about benefits and leadership opportunities.
- Share Your ASHP Experience
One of the best ways to recruit a friend/colleague is by telling them a story about one of the ways ASHP membership has helped enhance your career. Whether it was an article you read recently in AJHP, an idea you picked up from a Section Discussion post, or a new job you found through CareerPharm’s Personnel Placement Service (PPS)…share your ASHP experience.
- Promote the Experience of ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting
If you have friends you think might be interested in joining you to attend ASHP’s Midyear Meeting, then you have the perfect opportunity to point out the valuable benefits only ASHP membership can provide. The Midyear Clinical Meeting is a great opportunity to introduce a new member to the ASHP community.
- Follow Up to Make Sure the Application Has Been Sent
There are many great ASHP events happening this year so make sure your friends/colleagues get their applications in. Don't let them miss out on these opportunities!
- Send a Thank You and Let Them Know You Appreciate Their Support
A quick note or an e-mail is always a great way to say “Thanks.”
Remember that ASHP student membership is separate from the SSHP or state affiliate membership. Invite a representative from your state organization or an ASHP staff or volunteer member to join you for your membership drive and speak about the benefits of membership! Find the contact information for your state affiliate. To request a campus visit in-person or online with an ASHP staff member contact email@example.com.
Explain Membership Application Options
ASHP offers several easy ways for students to join—individually by phone, online, via mail, or through your SSHP drive. Membership options include monthly payments, annual, or multi-year membership.
Group Membership for SSHPs
SSHPs who wish to hold one combined membership drive for their SSHP, the state affiliate organization and ASHP are encouraged to create their own custom membership application to collect student information. This will allow you to collect all the data you need on one form and simplify dues for your members. Just follow these guidelines to ensure that all of the required information is collected and submitted to ASHP: ASHP Student Membership Custom Application Guidelines.
Also remember, no matter how you collect membership registrations, student membership information must be submitted to ASHP using the pre-formatted SSHP Roster Template at the online submission link. Please note: exceptions to this application system may be made for student societies collecting information for an entire state or multiple schools, for special circumstances please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Join
Phone: Call Customer Relations at 1-866-279-0681, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. EST. International: 1-301-664-8700.
Mail: Fill out our Student Membership Application [PDF], and it mail to:
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
PO Box 38069
Baltimore, MD 21297-8069
Please make your check or money order payable to ASHP to the address “American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)”. Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds.