The CMU Department of Biology supports student honor societies, service clubs and chapters of professional societies. These opportunities enable you to become acquainted with professions and network with peers, faculty and professionals working in your field of interest.
Beta Beta Beta (National Biology Honor Society)
The CMU Theta Zeta Chapter of Beta Beta Beta is a society for biology students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.
The club meets every other Sunday at 7:00 PM in Brooks Hall 201.
For more information, please contact the club via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our faculty advisor:
Dr. David Zanatta
Brooks Hall 156
Campus Grow (CG) is a non-profit Registered Student Organization (RSO) that cares for two gardens, roughly 30,000-square-feet in size, that are located on the main campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.
The gardens offer space for faculty, staff, students and local community members to grow fresh, organic fruits, vegetables and flowers in an educational community garden setting. In addition, designated garden space is used to grow vegetables and fruits which are donated to the local food pantry and the Isabella County Commission on Aging.
The gardens also host educational activities for children from the CMU Child Development and Learning Laboratory, as well as local families.
There are three ways in which people can get involved:
- Active Members. Work 6 hours/month for our volunteer-based student RSO and perform various tasks such as planting, weeding and harvesting.
- Plot Renters. There are 61 plots available at our Big Garden. Students, faculty and local community members can rent 10' x 10' plots for $10 to share with friends and family members.
- Volunteers. Help us in hosting events and in doing tasks such as weeding and mulching on garden work days.
The goals of Campus Grow are to:
- Donate and promote the growing of fresh, local food to the Mount Pleasant community while adhering to organic, sustainable practices
- Connect the community and campus in a hands-on, educational environment in the name of food awareness
- Share education and experience among beginner gardeners, children and experienced gardeners about how to grow food and enhance lifestyles in a dynamic, changing world
For more information about how you can get involved with Campus Grow, please contact:
Curator, CMU Fabiano Botanical Garden
Manager, Biology Greenhouse and Botany Laboratory989email@example.com
Herpetological Society at CMU (Herp-Soc)
The Herpetological Society at CMU is a student-run organization specializing in reptiles and amphibians.
The club meets every Monday at 5:00 PM in Dow Science Complex 170.
For more information, please visit the club's Facebook page, contact the club via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our faculty advisor:
Dr. Kirsten Nicholson
Brooks Hall 217
Microscopy Student Association
The goal of the Microscopy Student Association (MSA) is for undergraduate and graduate students in microscopy-related fields to explore techniques and research in the microscopy area, to further professional development and to develop relationships with professionals in microscopy fields.
For more information, please contact the club via email at email@example.com
or through our faculty advisor:
Dr. Joanne Dannenhoffer
Brooks Hall 161
The CMU Pre-Dental Society assists students who are interested in the profession of dentistry.
The club meets on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM in Dow Science Complex 179.
For more information, please contact our faculty advisor:
Dr. Jonathan Kelty
Brooks Hall 192
Pre-Medicine and Osteopathic Society
The Pre-Medicine and Osteopathic Society enables students interested in the medical field to learn about the different areas of medicine. Activities include guest speakers, tours of various medical schools, volunteer, fundraising, and social activities.
The club meets alternating Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in Brooks Hall 176.
For more information, please visit the club's Facebook page, contact the club via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our faculty advisor:
Dr. Steven Gorsich
Brooks Hall 230A
The CMU Pre-Optometry Club is a group of students who all share the same ultimate goal of attending optometry school. The club discusses various things such as the optometry admissions test (OAT), volunteer opportunities, and touring local offices and nearby optometry schools.
The club meets every other Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
- Click here to connect with the CMU Pre-Optometry club on Facebook
For more information, please contact our faculty advisor:
Dr. Peter Kourtev
Brooks Hall 228
Pre-Physical Therapy Club
The Pre-Physical Therapy Club is dedicated to informing and bringing together students interested in the field of Physical Therapy. Students range in ages, grades, and majors. Meetings provide insight to the graduate school application process, specialties in the field of physical therapy, assistance with undergrad major decisions and course work, along with interactions with physical therapists and graduate school faculty. Events are held during each semester, including socials, fund-raisers, and volunteer events.
The club meets every other Tuesday at 7:30 PM in Pearce Hall 135. Dues are $20 per year.
For more information, please contact the club via email at email@example.com or through our faculty advisor:
Dr. Herman Triezenberg
Health Professions 1232
The Pre-Veterinary Club prepares students for a future in veterinary medicine and provides opportunities to learn more about the profession through different field trips, lessons, fundraisers and a symposium each year. This club is meant to help prepare each student member become ready for veterinary school.
The club meets on Sundays at 8:00 PM.
For more information, please contact the club via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our faculty advisors:
The Wildlife Society (TWS)
The CMU Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS) focuses on preparing members for future careers in biology, specifically wildlife. TWS members participate in a variety of activities and volunteering throughout the year including volunteering at The Wildlife Recovery Association, wolf howling in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, attending the annual Midwest Student Conclave and more.
For more information, please contact the club via email at email@example.com or through our faculty advisor:
Dr. Thomas Gehring
Brooks Hall 181