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Membership Has Its Benefits!

As you know, your development as a safety professional is not the result of a single course or a memorable professor. Rather, it depends on a whole series of decisions you will make about your development in your chosen profession. ASSE membership is one of those decisions.

Below are some of the many exclusive benefits available to you as an ASSE member.

Read the best Our top ranked member benefit, Professional Safety, is a monthly publication written by practicing SH&E professionals and read by industry experts. The journal will keep you on top of the latest trends, best practices, research, regulations and so much more! Students receive the digital edition free of charge and may add a discounted print subscription.

Build your network Membership offers you the opportunity to build professional relationships with over 34,000 SH&E professionals including close to 2,000 students. Network online through the ASSE Member Directory and our social media groups including LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter or network face-to-face with your Student Section and local Chapter meetings.

Expand your education Enjoy member pricing on the best professional development in SH&E including certification preparation workshops and the Professional Development Conference & Exposition. Also participate in monthly webinars FREE to student members.

Grow your career Take advantage of the ASSE Career Resource Center for tips and tricks on landing a job and check out Nexsteps to search the job board and post your resume.

Learn from the best Get a taste of what a career is like in your industry of interest by networking with specialized professionals in 17 practice specialties, multiple branches and 4 common interest groups. New student members receive one Free Practice Specialty during their first year of membership.

Earn a scholarship Apply for over $170,000 in available grants and scholarships through the ASSE Foundation. Scholarships are available to students pursuing occupational safety, health and environment and closely related degrees both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Enhance leadership skills Attend the Future Safety Leadership Conference, a two day event designed to help ASSE Student Members transition from student life to employment in the SH&E profession.

Graduation gift Upon graduation, students are upgraded to Associate Member status for one year free.

Use Member Discounts Enjoy membership discounts on ASSE publications such as books and standards, industry products through our affinity program and more.

Questions? Contact ASSE Customer Service at +01.847.299.2929 or


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What is the American Society of Safety Professionals?
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is the oldest Professional Society representing over 37,000 individual Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) practitioners. Membership allows fellow OSH professionals to work together to advance their professional career and status as a safety professional, improve their company’s safety performance and advance the overall OSH profession. ASSP members also receive extensive information and top-notch professional development opportunities to keep them out in the forefront of the safety profession workforce.
The OU-ASSP Student Section is the local chapter at Oakland University for students; we fall under the ASSP Greater Detroit Chapter.

What does the OU-ASSP do?
The goal of the OU-ASSP Student Section is to expose OU students, particularly those of the EHS/OSH program, to multiple perspectives of the safety field outside of the classroom. We obtain experienced speakers at our meetings, sponsor tickets to the Future Leaders Safety Conference (FLSC), coordinate internship opportunities, plan tours of actual working environments, publicize events in our newsletter, as well as provide access to ASSP scholarships, ASSP Greater Detroit Chapter Events, and discounted ASSP seminars.
In order to receive the full list of our services, you must apply to become a student member. The cost of a student membership is $15, which will need to be renewed annually. You can apply online at or request a paper copy from our chapter.

What are the meetings like?
OU-ASSP meetings are free and open to all OU students. We conduct meetings once a month, generally for an hour and a half, during the fall and winter semesters. For these meetings, we invite experienced safety professionals to share information about their background, company, position, and experiences. Some speakers advertise safety internships or positions available within their organization. OU Alumni are especially welcomed and are asked to share anecdotes of their transition from student to safety professional. We encourage students to ask for insights and/or advice about creating a successful EHS/OSH career.
Most students arrive fifteen minutes before the start of a meeting to enjoy the free food and to network with each other. Each meeting begins with the OU-ASSP officers delivering chapter information and events before introducing the speaker. Although we highly encourage you to have an active ASSP membership, you do not need one to attend our meetings.

How can I get involved?
Please email any of the OU-ASSP officers or EHS/OSH faculty and let us know you are interested! We will add you to our email list so you can receive our newsletter containing information about our meetings, fundraisers, conferences, and other events. You can ask to unsubscribe from our emails at any time.


Academic (Engineering)

President's Name

Bridget Crenshaw

President's Email

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Vice President's Name

Adam Klebba

Vice President's Email

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Treasurer's Name

Emma Eckenrode

Treasurer's Email

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Secretary's Name

Ryan Papiernik

Secretary's Email

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Advisor's Name

Dave Andrews

Advisor's Title

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Adjunct Professor

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Meeting Day

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Meeting Time

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5:00 PM

Meeting Location

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Room 2023, Human Health Building (HHB)

Selection Process

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OU-ASSP Student Section meetings are open and free to ALL Oakland University students, staff, and faculty.

ASSP student memberships are $15/year and have additional benefits.

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