Student Organizations

The student organizations below are affiliated with, but not under the direction of, academic programs in public health sciences. For a full listing of student government registered organizations visit Niner Engage.


The Charlotte Healthcare Executive Student Organization (CHESO) is a chartered graduate student membership society for future healthcare executives from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. CHESO is designed to meet its member’s professional, educational, and leadership needs; to promote high ethical standards and conduct; while providing opportunities for members to learn from one another as well as those in the healthcare executive profession. Get Involved!

CHESO’s Niner Engage webpage

Students enrolled in the Master of Public Health degree program are encouraged to become active in the Graduate Public Health Association, a chartered student organization. The purpose of GPHA is to foster an environment that contributes to the enhancement of the academic and professional concerns, goals, and careers of graduate students and others interested in the professions of public health at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. To learn more about GPHA visit our website.

GPHA’s Niner Engage webpage


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program are encouraged to become active in the Undergraduate Public Health Association, a chartered student organization. The organization’s mission is to promote awareness of career and academic issues and to serve the student community by creating an educational, cultural, and social environment related to the field of public health. Get Involved!

PHA’s Niner Engage webpage

The Health Systems Management Association (HSMTA) is a pre-professional, academic organization. We intend to improve our members’ professional skills through workshops, guest speakers and study groups. Members are given the opportunity to work with those within the same major, who are in or have taken the same classes. There are also opportunities for members to have a mentor in the major or become a mentor. Health Systems Management Association promotes leadership as well through the various positions available on the Executive Council. Finally, upon graduation, members earn cords that recognize their work and service throughout their undergraduate career in the Health Systems Management Association.

HSMTA’s Niner Engage Webpage

UNC Charlotte AMWHO stems from the overarching national model-WHO organization called the American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO), aiming to educate students on the global health entity called the World Health Organization in all universities. The purpose of the creation of UNC Charlotte AMWHO is to enrich the education and discourse on public policy, global policy, global health, and diplomacy amongst the students at UNC Charlotte through simulations of the World Health Assembly. The organization’s objectives are to initiate student engagement in health advocacy, create an atmosphere allowing students to form life-long networking connections with similarly passionate individuals, enrich the university’s educational curriculum through exposure to global institutions such as the World Health Organization, and convene students interested in various departments like public health, global studies, healthcare policy, and public policy to discuss and exchange ideas. Get involved!

AMWHO’s Niner Engage webpage