Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)
The national Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is for students enrolled in Au.D. programs, undergraduate, and post-baccalaureate students. Membership dues are paid to the national organization annually. The dues are $60 for graduate students and $40 for undergraduates. A national chapter membership is not required in order to attend meetings. Tangible benefits students receive upon becoming a member include membership in the local Western Washington University’s SAA chapter, subscriptions to journals, weekly newsletters, research/scholarship opportunities, and much more! If you are interested in joining SAA, please visit saa.audiology.org. If you would like more information about WWU’s SAA chapter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WWU SAA chapter holds general meetings for all national SAA members once per month. These general SAA meetings consist of informational sessions, graduate student panels, and guest speakers who share their experiences within the field of audiology, or their personal experience with hearing loss. We also hold yearly meetings for undergraduate students interested learning more about SAA and Audiology as a profession. As WWU’s SAA chapter grows, it is our hope to create mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in audiology. In addition to the community and professional outreach, SAA also works hand in hand with National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSHLA) and the WWU Hearing Aid Bank for fundraising ventures and social engagement.
Typically, the SAA board consists of a WWU faculty advisor and graduate students who hold the following titles: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and public relations personnel. Additionally, one undergraduate student who demonstrates an interest in audiology is appointed as the undergraduate student liaison. This individual serves as the primary communication line between the graduate student officers and undergraduate involvement. The board meets every other week.