Student Health Professionals United Recognizing Diversity (SHPURD)
Camp Happy Days check presentation
Mentoring students from Burke High School
Bowling night for SHPURD
SHPURD is a student-led organization within the College of Health Professions (CHP) promoting the awareness of diversity related issues and providing service to underserved communities in the Charleston area. Through interdisciplinary awareness, this organization encourages future healthcare professionals to engage in the diverse culture of healthcare today.
Originally founded as the Association for Black Health Professionals, SHPURD has extended its participation to ALL students in an effort to celebrate all aspects of Diversity.
SHPURD’s community involvement encompasses charitable work with its philanthropic organization Camp Happy Days (an annual camp for children with cancer), Charleston area high school mentoring, and the promotion of preventative health awareness projects. Other events and activities include:
- MUSC Sugar Free Fall Festival
- Camp Happy Days Cabooty Christmas Party
- Camp Happy Days Holiday Giving Program
- Burke High School Mentoring Program
- Ernest E. Just Symposium
- CHP Health Advisors Day
- CHP Student Diversity Event
- Charity Bowling Tournament
- Community Compass Project
SHPURD meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 12 noon in a designated classroom located in the College of Health Professions (meeting times and dates may be subject to change). Meetings are used to discuss upcoming events and activities as well as to serve as a time where students brainstorm ideas for improving diversity relations within the college. SHPURD offers leadership opportunities for students who are seeking to exert leadership capabilities. The following list outlines leadership opportunities:
- Vice President
- Volunteer Chair
- Campus Liaison
SHPURD activities and programs are open to ALL CHP students and faculty!
If you are interested in joining SHPURD or learning more about it, contact Cami Meyer, the group advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org