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The Student Art Therapy Association (SATA) is an organization of students enrolled in the Graduate Art Therapy Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. SATA promotes awareness of the Art Therapy field to the SIUE student body and community at large. SATA provides opportunities for the exchange of information and experience through guest lectures, workshops, professional conferences, annual art exhibitions, and biannual newsletters. SATA is extremely active in grant writing, and as a student organization on campus, is eligible for many internal funding opportunities. Because SIUE’s program is small (10 students per class), SATA also functions as a support group for students in the program. Students are encouraged to take leadership of SATA, including selecting and planning for guest lecturers, managing SATA funds, and designing and carrying out all aspects of the annual student art exhibition.