Student Organizations

We are very proud of our student organizations. These organizations provide an important meeting ground for our students to interact with one another. The Department of Biological Sciences is proud of its four undergraduate organizations.

Beta Beta Beta

This is an honor and professional society for students in the Biological Sciences whose function is to encourage intellectual interest in Biology and to promote a better appreciation of the value of biological research for the benefit of mankind. Tri-Beta is also a service organization which participates in many activities at UNO and the surrounding community. Activities in past years have included Career Seminars, participation in various local projects such as wetlands restoration efforts, fundraisers for club activities and to benefit charities, end-of-year crawfish boil, pizza parties, and many more are among the fun events that awaits you when you join TRI BETA.

Applications are available in the Departmental Office (CRC 200). If you have less than 30 credit hours or have less than a 3.0 GPA, you may join as an associate member (dues $50). If you have greater than 30 credit hours and a GPA of 3.0 or higher, then you can join as a full member (dues $60).

Advisor: Dr. Joel Atallah, Biology Building 200;; 504-280-7194

AED (Alpha Epsilon Delta)

The stated functions of the society and local chapter are to:

  • "encourage and recognize academic excellence among all preprofessional health students"
  • "to provide opportunities for intellectual and professional development"
  • "promote communication between a diversity of health professionals, preprofessional health students, and educators"
  • "provide a vehicle for students with similar interests to achieve common goals"
  • "use resources to benefit members, health organizations, charities, the community, and others"
  • "promote appreciation of preprofessional health education"
  • "offer a program of service to benefit the university community"

Members are encouraged to:

  • "attend seminars with persons in the medical professions and representatives of local and out-of-state allopathic and osteopathic medical schools and schools of podiatric medicine"
  • "participate in fund raising and community service activities on campus and in the New Orleans metropolitan area"
  • "volunteer at local area hospitals and other health care facilities"

Membership requirements. Students must:

  • "be engaged in courses leading to the study of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine"
  • "have completed at least three semesters of premedical work with overall and science GPA's of no less than 3.20"
  • "submit a membership fee of $75 to the national office through the officers of the local AED chapter (Theta Chapter)"

Application forms are available in the Departmental Office (applications are submitted to the AED President and must be approved and signed by the AED Advisor)

Advisor: Dr. Lura Williamson: BIO 212;; 504-280-7037

Predental Society

A student organization with meetings and seminars geared specially for the predental student. Organization mailing list provides opportunities to receive information on various scholarship opportunities. Applications are available in the Departmental Office.

Advisor: Dr. Lura Williamson: BIO 212;; 504-280-7037

PreVet Club

Meetings are held two or three times a semester. Guest speakers, aspects of admission into veterinary school, life and adjustments in veterinary schools, and the rewards of a career in Veterinary Medicine. Applications in Departmental Office.

Advisor: Dr. Larry Dew,; 504-280-5440