Clubs and Activities
At the University of Scranton, we strongly believe that good citizenship and community involvement is an integral part of our students' growth and development. Extracurricular activities are therefore an integral part of University life.
Many of our clubs are related to academic endeavors. The Biology Club, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Smith, provide scientific knowledge to students campus-wide while continuing to enhance biological intellect at many different levels. Teamwork, community service, and bonding will allow students to enjoy some aspects of biology that are unattainable within the classroom setting.
The Biology Club also serves as the parent organization for Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), an honors society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 175,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 430 chapters have been established throughout the United States.
The Health Professions Organization supports and encourages the students of The University of Scranton in their endeavors to enter the health care industry as physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, chiropractors, and veterinarians. Members of student organizations associated with the allied health professions are also welcome to attend and participate in HPO activities.
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)
The Alpha Epsilon Delta chapter at The University of Scranton encourages and recognizes excellence in premedical scholarship, and stimulates an appreciation of the importance of premedical education in the study of medicine. Along with The University's Health Professions Organization and Medical Alumni Council, the chapter promotes cooperation and contacts among physicians, premedical students, and educators while developing an adequate program of premedical education. Finally, the honor society brings students interested in the medical field together, and strives to benefit other health organizations, charities, and the community.
To Scranton Neuroscience Society gathers all Neuroscience majors along with those developing an interest in learning more about this field of science. It aims to provide support and guidance for students in their undergraduate study in Neuroscience, to provide information regarding graduate and post-graduate studies in Neuroscience, and to gather members to share their thoughts and concerns and resolve any concerns of their academic process.
In addition to the academic societies, there are numerous curricular and extracurricular activities at the University of Scranton. For example, there are performance music groups that include a string orchestra, a symphonic band, a full chorus, and a jazz band - a remarkable feat for a school that does not have a music major. Many of our biology students (and two of our faculty!) are involved in performance music. The university also has groups that are dedicated to various endeavors such as promoting sustainability, advancing women's growth and welfare (through the Jane Kopas Women's Center), or promoting diversity and multicultural relations (United Colors).
A complete listing of university clubs and activities can be found here