Student Occupational Therapy Association

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is a non-profit student organization that serves to promote professional development through education, leadership opportunities, networking, volunteer activities, social activities and fundraising. SOTA creates a professional culture that is member-driven and facilitates communication between first year and second year students, allowing all members to have the opportunity to contribute to the organization's yearly objectives. SOTA also provides annual funding to first year occupational therapy students to represent UNC as the Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD) representatives at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conference. The organization also provides partial funding to support the MS graduation ceremony. This allows students to stay up to date on current issues of importance in the profession of occupational therapy.

SOTA 2014-2015 News

Pictured from Left to Right: Aaron Dallman, Ben Triplett, Khalilah Johnson, Lindsay Vorhees, Bhavani Crisp, Nancy Bagatell, Laura McComish, and Linn Wakeford
  • SOTA Members planned the occupational therapy graduation ceremony for May 2015. 

  • SOTA T-shirts: SOTA members created T-shirts as a fundraiser, which generated significant funding in sales to support current and former UNC students and local practitioners!

  • September 2015: The UNC OT Choir was formed. The choir includes members of SOTA, PhD students, and OS/OT faculty. 

    September 2015: Several of UNC’s SOTA members participated in Hill Day 2015, advocating for the profession with North Carolina Congressmen G. K. Butterfield, Jr., David Price, and Richard Burr.