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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: Brittany Wheeler 

Vice President: Danielle Tolliver

Secretary: Kelsey Ladenburger

Treasurer: Kate Byrne

Fundraising Head Chairpersons: Taylor Harvey and Landry Briscoe

Public Relations Chairperson: Ashley Rankin

Community Service Chairpersons: Meghan Barrett and Kate Fawcett

Historian: Melissa Rice​


We will be meeting on March 12th at 12:00. Rooms OKC: AHB 2060, TUL: 3109

Upcoming Events:
AOTA National Conference will occur on April 4th-7th in New Orleans, LA.



2018 - 2019 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: 15 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 2/15/19)

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



Meeting Information

Meeting Minutes

Spring 2019
February 13, 2019
January 22, 2019

Spring 2018
February 6, 2018

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: New Orleans, Louisiana

When: April 4-7, 2019 (pre-conference institutes: April 3)


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


Group OKOTA 2018

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