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Student Occupational Therapy Association

Student Occupational Therapy Association Activities

SUNY Downstate's Student Occupational Therapy Association is dedicated to serving the OT student body by running a variety of events throughout the year that are educational, extracurricular, and benefit the community, such as:

  • New Student Orientation
  • Winter Holiday Party
  • Occupational Therapy Month in April
  • Backpack Awareness Day
  • Autism Fair
  • Disabilities in Medicine Week
  • Annual participation in the New York State Occupational Therapy Association's Lobby Day
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Capitol Hill Day
  • Triwall Project at Brooklyn UCP
  • Fundraising to support AOTA conference representative
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness annual NAMIWALK
  • Studying and reaching out to the community.

Pi Theta Epsilon, National Honor Society, Alpha KAPPA chapter


Each year, we induct students from our graduating class into the Alpha KAPPA chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, the national honor society for the occupational therapy profession. pithetaepsilon

These students, who represent a wide range of undergraduate and professional backgrounds, have achieved academic excellence and made significant contributions through volunteer activities. They receive certificates and will wear the Pi Theta Epsilon honor cords at graduation.