NSSLHA is the national pre-professional organization for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of speech pathology and audiology. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Benefits of being national members include significant savings on dues for your first year of ASHA membership and reduced fees for the annual ASHA convention.

The NSSLHA chapter at Kent State University meets every other week in the Speech Pathology and Audiology department located in the Music and Speech Building. The organization is committed to informing students in speech pathology and audiology about current topics in the professional world both during and after graduation. The goal is to unite students in the program by involving them in group activities such as fundraising for various organizations and attending conferences in speech pathology and audiology.

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Shelly Francis (sfrancis@kent.edu)


 Spooky Speech Spectacular


Every year around Halloween, Kent State's NSSLHA throws a Spooky Speech Spectacular for all of the girls and boys who receive our clinic's services. With everyone adorned in their spooookiest attire, the children get to enjoy Hallo-themed treats, spooky hallway tricks, and play fun and challenging games for wriggly and exciting prizes! With this much fun, it's truly the highlight of the year!