​​​​​​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. 

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 tribeta@cmich.edu or through our faculty advisor:

Dr. Scott McNaught
Biosciences 2407
989.774.1335
mcnau1as@cmich​.edu​
Campus Grow 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
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 herp-soc@cmich.edu or through our faculty advisor:

Dr. Kirsten Nicholson
Biosciences 2104
989.774.3758
kirsten.nicholson@cmich.edu
The CMU Pre-Dental Society assists students who are interested in the profession of dentistry..

The club meets on Wednesdays at 8pm in Dow Science Complex 179.

For more information, please contact our faculty advisor:

Dr. Jonathan Kelty
Biosciences 4103
989.774.1382
kelty1jd@cmich.edu
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 Monday's at 7:00 PM in Biosciences 1010. First meeting is January 14, 2019.

2019 CMU PMOS President: Tyler Blatt, blatt1tc@cmich.edu

For more information, please contact the club via email at cmupmos@gmail.com or through our faculty advisor:

Dr. Steven Gorsich
Biosciences 3103
989.774.1865
steven.gorsich@cmich.edu
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.

Connect with the CMU Pre-Optometry club on Facebook or contact our faculty advisor:

Dr. Peter Kourtev
Biosciences 3107
989.774.2388
p.kourtev@cmich.edu
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 preptcmu@gmail.com or through our faculty advisor:

Dr. Herman Triezenberg
Health Professions 1232
989.774.3899
herman.l.triezenberg@cmich.edu
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 prevet_central@hotmail.com or through our faculty advisors:

Dr. Elizabeth Alm
Biosciences 3407
989.774.2503
elizabeth.w.alm@cmich.edu
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 cmu_tws@cmich.edu or through our faculty advisor:

Dr. Thomas Gehring
Biosciences 2402
989.774.2484
tom.gehring@cmich.edu