Students participate in clubs and organizations in order to interact with others who share interests in academic, social, and cultural endeavors. These clubs and organizations provide unique and structured opportunities to help others through volunteer work. Below are a few clubs and organizations that are of interest to biology majors.
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society (BBB)
THe mission of BBB is to improve the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extend boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. The Eta Lambda chapter of BBB at Loyola was started in 1956. BBB usually co-hosts the annual BioBash. Contact the organization's current presidents Amber Byrd and Mallory Lewis or faculty sponsor Dr. Donald Hauber to find out more.
Health Professions Organization (HPO)
The mission of LUHPO is to help students gain in-depth understanding of the many types of health careers that are currently available. We seek to help students achieve the standard of academic performance that will make them competitive for admission to graduate programs in health professions. The HPO invites student members of all science student organizations at Loyola to join them in this work. Contact the organization's current president Chloe DiMaggio or faculty sponsor Dr. Christine Heinecke to find out more.
Minority Association of Pre-Medicine Students (MAPS)
The mission of MAPS is to enhance the recruitment of under-represented students into health care fields, and to help participants become successful candidates for professional health and medical programs. The purpose of the organization is to provide under-represented pre-health students with the knowledge, skills and experiences that are both pre-requisite and concomitant to professional participation in health care fields. Ultimately, the organization endeavors to assist the College of Medicine in recruitment and retention of eligible minority applicants into graduate and medical programs. Contact the organization's president Imani McGowan or faculty sponsor Dr. Rosalie Anderson to find out more.
Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
SEA is a student-led organization that is calling on Loyola University that wants to create a safe space for all Loyola students to have important discussions not only about the environment as a whole but how to make Loyola a greener campus. The club is currently working on sustainability in our dining hall, planning coordination with the office of Diversity and Inclusion on issues of environmental racism, and improving recycling on our campus. SEA also focuses on natural history of southeastern Louisiana through field trips and other informal educational activities. Contact the organization here or via faculty sponsor Dr. Aimeé Thomas to find out more.
Women in Stem
The purpose of this organization is to explore and promote academic and career networking opportunities for women in STEM fields, and to help those interested in the field to get to know one another better and to encourage female empowerment in the workplace before joining the workforce. Contact the organization's president president Larissa Cortes Morales or faculty sponsors Drs. Amrita Datta and Allyn Schoefller fo find out more.