OT Clubs and Organizations

The Occupational Therapy Department offers a variety of clubs and organizations that align with Misericordia's four charisms: mercy, service, justice, and hospitality. OT clubs and organizations provide students with professional hands-on learning, community service, and local, regional and international service learning opportunities.

OT International Club

OT International Club

Occupational Therapy International Club (OTI) is "dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding of occupational therapy in diverse cultures and countries". Its goal is to educate students about occupational therapy both locally and internationally, as well as, participate in service projects.

OTI members donate blankets to children in Jamaica!

OTI members donate blankets to children in Jamaica!

OTI members donate blankets to children in Jamaica

Members of the Occupational Therapy International Club provided weighted blankets to children in Jamaica. The OTI Club members supported OT students and faculty who were attending a service trip to Kingston, Jamaica to assist children in the Mustard Seed Community.

Dr. Ellen McLaughlin is the OTI Club advisor.

MSOTA-Student Occupational Therapy Association


MSOTA, the University award winning organization, stands for the Misericordia Student Occupational Therapy Association! One of the most active and service-oriented clubs on campus, MSOTA has a long list of activities including service projects and fundraising events to benefit local community and non-profit organizations. MSOTA holds service projects and fundraisers to benefit the Special Olympics, Ruth's Place, Relay for Life and the CEO Food Bank among others.

Dr. Dawn Evans is the MSOTA club advisor.

David A. Evans Color Run

MSOTA members and Dr. Dawn Evans at the David A. Evans Color run

MSOTA members and Dr. Dawn Evans at the David A. Evans Color run!

MSOTA celebrates Occupational Therapy Month

MSOTA members celebrated OT Month at Misericordia in April 2016

MSOTA members celebrated OT Month at Misericordia

MSOTA OT Month Speaker Night

MSOTA OT Month Speaker Night

Pi Theta Epsilon

Pi Theta Epsilon

Pi Theta Epsilon, meaning advancement in occupational therapy, is Misericordia University's occupational therapy honor society. This honor society is a national organization which recognizes the academic accomplishments of hardworking occupational therapy students. It also promotes research and scholarship among students as a means to advance the field of occupational therapy. Members of MU's Pi Theta Epsilon engage in a number of scholarly, as well as, service-oriented activities.

Misericordia University’s Psi Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon earned the Most Valuable Player Award and placed fourth in the nation as part of the national St. Catherine Challenge that raises money for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s research grants.

Pi Theta officers 2016-2017.

Pi Theta Epsilon Inductees 2018

Intercollegiate Speaker Series

Intercollegiate Speaker Series:The Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) chapter

PI Theta Epsilon conducted these additional fund raising and service projects in 2015-2016:

  • Fall Prevention
  • Flea Market
  • AOTA Webinars
  • Fundraising
  • St. Catherine's Challenge- fundraiser for AOTF (American Occupational Therapy Foundation)-Nationally ranked 5th out of all the schools that participated
  • Classic Car Show

Cougars for Autism Awareness

Cougars for Autism Awareness club's main objective is to spread awareness, and educate others about autism. They hold meetings, runs fundraisers, and hosts events around campus in order to meet their objectives of raising awareness and educating others!

Autism Speaks U club

Geraldine Ruth Daley Anderson Bell Tower

Occupational Therapy Program Video

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