Rho Chi is the pharmacy academic honor society. Rho Chi encourages and recognizes scholastic excellence and seeks to promote fellowship among members. KU's Alpha Rho Chapter offers group and individual tutoring for courses throughout the pharmacy curriculum.

Contacts: Jason Frederick, President

Officers & Advisors


Title Name
President Jason Frederick
Vice President  
Tutoring Coordinator  
Community Outreach  
Wichita Liaison  


Molly Steed

Membership & Fees


Students are eligible for Rho Chi membership during the spring semester of their P3 year if they:

  • are in the top 20% of their class after completion of three semesters.
  • have completed at least one-half of the classroom and lab coursework required for the Pharm.D. degree.

Prospective members are evaluated on scholarship, character and conduct. Members are inducted during the spring semester of the P2 year and become a lifetime members of Rho Chi.  

Community Service

Shadow Buddies
Provides emotional support for severely ill children. Their Kansas city charity programs provide support through the education of children and adults regarding illness, disability, or medical treatments. 

Boys and Girls Club
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

Salvation Army
Adopt-a-family provides low income and families in need with toys, clothing, and gifts for the holidays.

Past Community Service Events

Operation Breakthrough

Ronald McDonald House

March of Dimes




Coronavirus Update

You Can Still Reach Us

Academic Support Services

Academic support services typically accessed via the Dean’s office are still available by appointment via phone/Skype/Zoom. Please contact KU School of Pharmacy Student Services at rxstudentservices@ku.edu.

Prospective Students
(future freshmen or transfers)

KU is offering limited on-campus visits. Learn more at Visiting KU. The School of Pharmacy offers phone appointments for pre-pharmacy guidance. Please contact Admissions Representative Chris Claussen at rxadmissions@ku.edu.

Pre-Pharmacy Students

Pre-pharmacy students seeking guidance may still schedule phone appointments. Please contact Admissions Representative Chris Claussen at rxadmissions@ku.edu.

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU