The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is an active organization on the campus of Northern Michigan University and in the local community. NSSLHA`s main mission is to provide the students in the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences major and minor with the opportunity to work with a variety of different cultures and ages. Members meet weekly. They enjoy meeting new people and reaching out to those in need.
NSSLHA hosts a story hour at the Peter White Public Library once a month, where organization members read and make crafts with children. NSSLHA has also been involved in Make a Difference Day, Dyslexia Walk, Adopt-a-Family, Shoe Boxes for the Homeless, Big Brothers/Sisters Lunch Buddies, bingo at the Norlite Nursing Home, winter apparel drive, a continuous food drive for the local Salvation Army and many other activities. NSSLHA also assists the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Department with the Academic Majors Fair in the fall semester and the NMU Health Fair in the winter semester. NSSLHA assists the NMU Speech and Hearing Clinic, as well.