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Student Clubs and Organizations

IUP Biology Club

The mission of the Biology Club is to promote biology, not only as a science but also as a profession, and to expand dutifully the knowledge and assist the scientific community at IUP through the mentoring of undergraduate students seeking a degree or fulfilling an interest in the field of biology. This organization is open to all members of the IUP community. For more information on this organization, please contact the faculty advisor:

Dr. Bob Major, robert.major@iup.edu, 223 Weyandt Hall, 724-357-7958

American Medical Student Association (IUP Chapter)

The American Medical Student Association’s mission is to be committed to service of the community and to the university and to have services for all pre-professional majors, i.e., testing review sessions, mock interviews, and support for each other. Membership in this organization is open to all members of the IUP community. For more information on this organization, please contact the faculty advisor:

Dr. N. Bharathan, bharathn@iup.edu, 114 Weyandt Hall, 724-357-2584

Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society - Omega Theta Chapter at IUP

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a 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 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 553 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information on this organization, please contact the faculty advisor:

Dr. Bob Major, robert.major@iup.edu, 223 Weyandt Hall, 724-357-7958

ESA SEEDS Club (IUP Chapter)

The components of the core SEEDS program of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) offer hands-on, engaging experiences with ecology that exhibit the relevance and applications of the science. Each experience also provides opportunities to interact with a diverse group of ecologists and other motivated students to both broaden and deepen students’ understanding of ecology and potential careers. ESA is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915, and, as the nation's leading professional society of ecologists, ESA’s mission is to promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise public awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and foster the diffusion of scientific and technical knowledge, and its use. For more information on this organization, please contact the faculty advisor:

Dr. Joe Townsend, Josiah.Townsend@iup.edu, 18 Weyandt Hall, 724-357-2587

  • Biology Department
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 114
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-2352
  • Fax: 724-357-5524
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.