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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.


Officers for 2024-2025:

President: Grace Keese (Tulsa)
Vice President: Peyton Hooper (OKC)
Treasurer: Avery Morris-Siegel (OKC)
Secretary: Natalie Barton (Tulsa)
OKC Fundraising: Mollie Allen and Courtney Cole
Tulsa Fundraising: Kelsi Davis and Sarah Joseph
Historian: Grace Risenhoover (Tulsa) and Allison Staley (OKC)
Social Media: Kelsi Davis (Tulsa)
Professional Development: Kelsi Shipman (Tulsa)
OKC Service: Esmeralda Pacheco
Tulsa Service: Paige Crawford


Welcome, Occupational Therapy Students of 2027! We're excited to have you!




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: 8 fundraising, 8 service, 4 professional development, and 4 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

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

Class of 2024

Class of 2025

Class of 2026

Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings:    

  • October Meeting: October 25th
  • November Meeting: November 20th

Meeting Minutes

Spring 2024
April 2024
March 2024
February 2024

Fall 2023
November 2023
October 2023
September 2023

Fall 2022
October 2022
September 2022

Spring 2022
April Meeting
March Meeting
February Meeting

Fall 2021
November Meeting
October Meeting
September Meeting

Spring 2021
April General Meeting
March General Meeting
February General Meeting


Please reach out to our fundraising officers for information about fundraising opportunities.


  • Sign up for a "Lunch with Chuck" on Mondays from 12-1pm. Please email Caroline to sign up.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 16, 2023 in Tulsa.
  • Down’s Syndrome 5K Walk and Festival September 30th in OKC.

AOTA Annual Conference

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 3–5, 2025


Please email Breanna Farmer with photos for our end-of-the-year slideshow. 

You can also send photos to Haley Castle for our Instagram account.

Follow @ouhscsota on Instagram!