UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.
For more information on Biology Student Organizations, contact the advisors. You may also find upcoming information and events on the organizations' Facebook pages.
Tri-Beta Honor Society/Biology Club
Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) is an honor society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. We welcome anyone with an interest in biology! Nikki Seagraves, Ph.D., sponsor; Linda Luna, M.S., co-sponsor.
Pre-Medicine and Health Professions Club
The Premedical/Allied Health Club is a student organization that provides career and professional development opportunities (e.g., speakers from medical schools, PA programs, MCAT workshops, etc.) for those interested in careers in medicine or allied health. Carrie Bentley, Ph.D., sponsor; Mel Vaughan, Ph.D., co-sponsor.
The Wildlife Society is a student organization that provides educational and hands-on opportunities for students to engage in wildlife stewardship. Vicki Jackson, Ph.D., sponsor; Wayne Lord, Ph.D., FSI/CFACS Liaison, Chris Butler, Ph.D., co-sponsor.
Wildlife Society Facebook
The Horticultural Club engages students in service and education opportunities related to plant science, plant growth and cultivation, landscaping, and the benefits of plants in the environment. Chad King, Ph.D., sponsor; Jim Bidlack, Ph.D., co-sponsor.
Horticultural Club Facebook
Pre-Vet and Animal Welfare (P.A.W.) Club
P.A.W. club is for all majors where the only requirement is to be a lover and caregiver to animals. Activities include meeting every 3 weeks, volunteering for area shelters, working with other biology clubs and participating in campus activities like homecoming. Pre-vet students have opportunities to build get help from advisors to assure they're on track to veterinary school admission. Vicki Jackson, Ph.D., sponsor.
PAW Pre-Vet Club