The Student Occupational Therapy Association is an organization fueled by the desire to serve the community, fundraise, promote professional development and leadership and network.
This academic year, SOTA has taken their dedication to community service to a new level. According to Taylor Newberry, Social Activity Chairperson (Denton) the organization has logged hundreds of hours at the following locations: “New Hope Equine Center, Stepping Stones, Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Special Olympics, Our Daily Bread, Monsignor King Homeless Shelter, Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, etc.”
In addition to putting in a tremendous amount of community service hours, SOTA has raised over $4,000, according to Newberry.
After donating their time, SOTA still desired to find another way to give back and will be donating $1,000 to the New Hope Equine Center and Stepping Stones, Newberry noted.
For pre-Occupational therapy students and occupational therapy students who want to give back to the community, grow professionally, gain leadership and networking skills and grow as an emerging OT, SOTA membership is $15 annually for undergraduates and $20 for graduate students. To join, bring the membership dues along with the filled out form that can be found at sotadenton.wixsite.com to the next general meeting.