Clubs and Organizations

American Sign Language Club

The purpose of this organization is to provide students with opportunities for association and interaction with the faculty and administration of California State University, Fresno, the Deaf community, and to instill the desire for self-improvement, scholastic excellence, and the cultivation of civic responsibility. In addition, the organization will encourage students to use American Sign Language as a means of accomplishing these goals.


(National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association)

What is NSSLHA?

The National Student Speech LanguageHearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders.

How do I become a NSSLHA member?

Students can either become a member of the local CSU, Fresno chapter of NSSLHA or a member of the national chapter of NSSLHA, or both. To become a local member, fill out the simple application located on the NSSLHA board outside the media center in our department (PHS 244), and turn it in, along with your $10.00 membership fee, to Mike Burns (clinic director). Local NSSLHA chapter dues are paid at the beginning of each semester.

To become a national NSSLHA member, go to and follow the instructions provided on the website. The membership fee for national NSSLHA is $45 each year.

What are the benefits of being a NSSLHA member?

Members of the local NSSLHA chapter are part of a collegial group of students who are focused on increasing the awareness and visibility of the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, as well as advancement of the professions at a local level. Local NSSLHA members are involved in community service activities and promotion of the department to attract qualified students to join the profession.

National NSSLHA members enjoy a wealth of benefits offered through ASHA. Included in these benefits are discounts on ASHA-approved/sponsored conferences, as well as mailings of various publications and journals. For more information on the benefits of joining national NSSLHA, go to