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Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity - UMSL College of Optometry Chapter (SVOSH)

I. Name
The name of this organization shall be the Student Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH), the University of Missouri-St. Louis Chapter. SVOSH is the student chapter of Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity.

II. Purpose
SVOSH is a volunteer organization dedicated exclusively to providing vision care to people who are less fortunate and could not otherwise receive such care, in the United States and abroad. This organization provides a unique educational
opportunity for those members who participate with various professional

III. Membership
Any interested UMSL College of Optometry student may become a member. To
remain in good standing, members need to participate in the organizations
activities and complete the prescribed number of hours in SVOSH work. In
addition, a yearly membership fee, set by the treasurer at the start of each fall
semester, is required.

  1. An active member in good standing is one who meets the following


  • Is in good academic standing.
  • Has paid membership dues for each year of membership. (Dues may be paid retroactively in order to participate on a mission.)
  • Attends one scheduled workday per semester.
  • Attends one general assembly meeting per semester.