Biology Clubs and Organizations

Neuroscience Club

The Neuroscience Club includes a group of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the university that have a passion for neuroscience. The primary purpose of this organization is to expand its members’ knowledge of the field of neuroscience. This includes expanding the knowledge of its members and the community in diseases connected to the function of the nervous system, research methods in neuroscience, research opportunity in neuroscience, and careers that involve neuroscience through organized interactive events. The club has set goals to better inform the on-campus and neighboring community about both the subject of neuroscience as well as neuroscience-related careers. These goals include hosting a number of neuroscience related activities, neuroscience-themed seminar series and on-campus neuroscience activities, hosted by the Neuroscience Club every semester. To reach out to the off-campus community, a community service project or community event will be held every semester. This organization will enhance students’ ability to build relationships with individuals who possess a similar interest in neuroscience. Finally, The Neuroscience Club will promote professional and career development that will enrich the academic and social environment at The University of Akron.

Dr. Jordan Renna:

The Neuroscience Club Main Page

Pre-Physician Assistant Club

The Pre-PA club aims to provide a resource for pre-PA students to come together and ensure they are on the right track for pre-admission requirements. Along with exploring options for master's programs, the application process, healthcare experience opportunities, shadowing, and volunteering. We hope to educate members about the history, basis of the profession, and health care system itself.

Our organization will plan events that will prepare us for the world of health care along with making sure we are application ready. Some of these include speaking panels, mentoring PAs, meet and greet seminars, school/program tours, CASPA seminars, GRE practice, personal statement workshops, suture clinics, basic first aid training, blood drives, relay for life events, socials, and fundraisers.

Ava Cutright, President:

Club email:

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Phi Delta Epsilon (Pre-Med Fraternity

Phi Delta Epsilon is the largest organization of pre-medical students at the University of Akron. We are a co-ed group of pre-professionals who meet weekly on campus. Our goal is to foster a community of competent, compassionate and informed pre-medical students whom are formidable applicants to medical education programs, while having fun along the way. Each semester, we host a variety of social, professional and educational events to help all members succeed on their path to becoming a physician, while making connections with other like-minded, driven individuals. We conduct a recruitment campaign at the beginning of each semester, and are always looking for new members that exemplify our ideals and mission. If you are looking for a close-knit student group that is serious about medicine and enjoying the journey, we would love to get to know you! Please contact us at with any questions, and watch out for our recruitment advertisements in the upcoming semester!


Adam Schuller, President:

Pre-Dental Club

The purpose of The Pre-Dental Club is to educate students on the dental profession, help them with the dental school application process including DAT preparation, letters of recommendation, personal statements, etc., volunteer (i.e.teaching kids about dental hygiene), meet with admissions counselors from Ohio's dental schools, and visit those schools on their Pre-Dent Days.

Mathea McGuire, President:

Pre-Optometry Club

Pre-Optometry Club is for students interested in the field of optometry. Optometry is a healthcare profession that centers around eye care, vision, visual processing, and visual systems. Pre-Optometry Club is an opportunity for interested students to learn about the field of optometry and connect with fellow Pre-Optometry students. In this club, we review prerequisites and steps needed in order for admission into optometry school, learn about advances in the field, visit optometry schools, offer advice and review for the OAT, and attend conferences associated with optometry.

Jenna Jamil, President: 

Pre-Vet Club

The main goal of this club is to prepare and inform students looking to apply to veterinary graduate school. This includes visiting veterinary schools, preparing for the GRE, and learning what it truly takes to be a competitive applicant. For anyone interested in the animal field this is a great way to get involved and share an environment with fellow animal lovers!

Ashley Miihlbach,President: 

Minority Associations of Pre-Med/Pre-Health Students

Advisor - Christine Rose

President - Nathaly Contreras Cisneros

Vice President - Sri Krishna Srinivasa

American Medical Student Association

Advisor - Ashley Rini

President - Abigail Kraft

Vice President - Justin Csepe


Advisor - Ashley Rini

President -  Jalen Larios

Vice President - Sydney Ward