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The purpose of SOTA is twofold. First, SOTA will increase campus and community awareness of the occupational therapy profession. Second, SOTA will be active on national issues by sending an ASD Delegate to the annual AOTA Conference every year.


Membership requirements: In order to be eligible for membership, a Student Body Member must be enrolled as a MOTS of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.


SOTA Group


President: Kate Duethman

Vice-President: Whitney Wimmer

Secretary: Rachel Janka

Treasurer: Emily Ingram

Fundraising Chairs (OKC):  Brycen Raybon & Miranda Deevers

Fundraising Chairs (Tulsa):  Becky Miska & Haleigh Lockard

Public Relations Chair:  Eryn Jordan

Historian Chair: Kristen Faucett

Service Chairs (OKC): Keaton Maddou

Service Chairs (Tulsa): Ashlee Lusch

Professional Development Committee: Eryn Jordan, Regan Bolding, & Becky Miska


Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 6th
Time: 12pm
Where: AHB 2060 or TUL 3102
Future Meetings: March 6th, April 3rd, and May 1st

Check your email and the SOTA Facebook page ‘OUHSC SOTA’ for the most recent news & updates on all SOTA events!


2017-2018 Bylaws


Occupational therapy students enrolled full-time at OUHSC are qualified to be members of SOTA. To be a member in good standing, and receive recognition at graduation, students must complete the requirements of ‘Membership in Good Standing’ as outlined below.

Membership in Good Standing:

  • Must be enrolled as a MOTS of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • First and Second Year OTS
    • Attends 2 general SOTA meetings each semester (4 annually)
    • Receives the following points each semester: 2 service, 2 fundraising, and 2 campus involvement, and 2 professional development (Total of 8 per semester, 16 annually)
  • Third Year OTS
    • Attend 1 general SOTA meeting each semester (2 annually)
    • Participate in 1 service, fundraising, campus involvement, and professional development event per year (total of 4 points per academic year)

AOTA Conference Reimbursement

  • Must maintain all requirement of membership in good standing
  • First and Second Year OTS
    • Receives a minimum total of the following points by the end of April: 20 fundraising, 10 service, 3 professional development, and 2 campus involvement
  • Third Year OTS
    • Receives a minimum total of the following points by the end of April: 5 fundraising, & 5 which may be a combination of service, community involvement, and/or professional development points
  • All students must submit the Letter of Commitment by the specified due date.

Please email one of the officers listed above to update or inquire about your points.

Membership Standings

Points Record (As of 1/25/2018)

Please email a SOTA Executive Officer if you have questions regarding your point status.



Meeting Information

Meeting Minutes

Fall 2017
November 7, 2017
October 3, 2017
September 5, 2017

Spring 2017
June 20, 2017
March 21, 2017
February 28, 2017
January 31, 2017

Fall 2016
November 1, 2016
October 4, 2016
September 6, 2016

December 1, 2015
November 10, 2015
October 6, 2015
September 1, 2015
March 24, 2015
February 24, 2015
January 27, 2015



Thank-you to all SOTA members for contributing to our 2016-2017 Fundraising Goal! We raised over $7,000 & sent 42 students to AOTA National Conference!! CONGRATULATIONS!

If you have any questions or comments about fundraising opportunities, please email a fundraising chair specific to your campus.




If you have any questions or comments about service opportunities, please contact the service chair specific to your campus.



AOTA Annual Conference

AOTA Annual Conference & Expo

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah

When: April 19-22, 2018 ( pre-conference institutes: April 18)


Please email any OT fun photos to Kristen Faucett (  or post them on our SOTA Facebook page.