Interested students or potential program applicants in the occupational therapy profession are welcome to participate in the Student Occupational Therapy Association. Students have opportunities to learn about occupational therapy and promote the profession throughout the university and the community. Personal and professional leadership is fostered as students have opportunities to interact in social, educational, political, professional and service-oriented activities with each other and the community through SOTA. Students are encouraged to become active in professional OT associations at local, state and national levels. Each year a representative from the University of Mary SOTA is elected to attend the national AOTA conference to represent student OTs on our campus.