MHSA Program Information

MHSA Student Organizations

ACHE Dinner

MHSA Student Organization

Our students are our proudest accomplishment. They come from a diversity of backgrounds, majors and geographic locations. Some enter the program with years of health care experience, others are just embarking on their career.

The make-up of each entering class also consists of a wide range of ages, interests and experiences. You will find being a student in our program means learning from your peers as well as in the classroom setting.

Minority Healthcare Leadership Association (MHLA)

The Minority Healthcare Leadership Association (MHLA) was founded by the MHSA Class of 2022 to provide additional support and resources for MHSA ethnic/racial minorities as they traverse their academic programs and experiences as early careerists. MHLA was created in 2021 and has expanded to include all Xavier University healthcare programs to address the needs of a diverse student body. This level of inclusion is necessary to develop future culturally competent healthcare administrators.

This student group provides a safe space for ethnic/racial minorities and advocates for the University’s prioritization of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency issues. Some highlights of MHLA events include speaker panels discussing Men & Women of Color Life Experiences, Career Journeys, and Microaggressions in the Workplace. The MHLA happily welcomes Xavier students to join the conversation and to form lasting, lifelong bonds of friendship.

Healthcare Administration Student Professional Society (HASPS)

Our goal is to create an environment that empowers future healthcare leaders by encouraging collaboration, innovation and education among members and healthcare professional organizations.

Members are required to be in one of these groups: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHA), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).

Community Involvement

The students of the GPHSA program find many ways to stay involved with the city of Cincinnati. Several students volunteer at the local Ronald McDonald House and other students volunteer at local hospitals.

Examples of other community service projects include raising money for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, volunteering with the Center for Closing the Health Gap's annual Health Expo, adopting a family at the holidays, volunteering with Mercy Neighborhood Ministries and hosting a scavenger hunt to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati.