Student Organizations

Being active on campus and in the community is essential to student learning and development. Research shows that students who are involved outside the classroom are more likely to stay in college and often see greater success within their studies. Below are student organizations that many pre-professional students are involved in.

Click on the red links below to take you to each each organization's CampusLink page!


Pre-Law Student Organizations

Pre-Law Club - The UC Pre-Law Club is an organization meant to educate and guide students who are interested in attending law school after receiving an undergraduate degree. We also strive to inform our members by having interactive discussions on current legal issues. We work with attorneys and professors at the law school as well as other guest speakers to provide as much information to members as possible. We also work to improve resumes, social and community service skills. Additionally, we strive to bring students in undergraduate programs interested in law together. 

University of Cincinnati Women In Law - University of Cincinnati Women In Law seeks to create an inclusive, educational, and supportive environment for female undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession. 

Phi Alpha Delta - Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. This organization is open to all students, regardless of year or major.

The Ohio Innocence Project University (OIP-U) - The Ohio Innocence Project University is a collegiate organization linked to The Ohio Innocence Project that seeks justice for wrongfully convicted offenders. Our objective is to spread awareness and educate others about wrongful convictions.

Student Government - Student Government is here to improve the student experience at the University of Cincinnati. Student Government is proud to serve you, the students of UC. Visit the Student Government website for more details.

UC Mock Trial Team - The University of Cincinnati Mock Trial Team has been competing on a national level since the 1992-93 season. UC has a proud tradition of excellence which includes having at least one team qualify for the national competition in every year of its existence.

RISE - University of Cincinnati Chapter - RISE-University of Cincinnati Chapter is an organization that works with RISE, a non-profit organization that works to support acid attack survivors around the world by raising funds, supporting their medical needs, providing vocational training, connecting them with support groups and so much more. We are an interdisciplinary organization with the mission to activate the potential of individuals, both acid attack survivors and activists. 


Pre-Health Student Organizations

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) - This organization is the national Health Pre-Professional Honor Society for pre-health students. Although admission to AED is selective, meetings are open to all UC students with an interest in pursuing a career in health care.

American Medical Student Association, Premedical ChapterThe purpose of Caducea shall be to provide pertinent information to students interested in medicine, to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of pre-medical education in the study of medicine and to encourage excellence.

GlobeMed - The mission of GlobeMed is to connect the assets of a student-led network to grassroots health organizations working in communities around the world and to inspire and train university students to mobilize resources for global health and to become socially-conscious leaders for change.

Global Public Health Brigades- GPHB strives to increase the quality of life of impoverished rural communities abroad. This will be accomplished through brigades to countries consisting of active student members. Our other focus is education about global and public health.

HealthCats - Healthcats is a pre-health student organization that focuses on health promotion, volunteerism, and undergraduate collaboration in the Cincinnati community. Our general body meetings aim to share opportunities and information with our members that may advance their undergraduate careers, as well as foster relationships between pre-health students that they may utilize in their future professional endeavors.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) - HOSA is a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition that promotes career opportunities in the health care industry and enhances the delivery of quality health care to all people. At the University of Cincinnati, our HOSA chapter participates in HOSA conferences, and members are able to compete in various competitions to help hone their skills and interests in the healthcare field. 

MAPS: Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students - MAPS is targeted towards undergraduate pre-medical students. Through a partnership between local SNMA chapters and undergraduate pre-medical students, the MAPS program aims to increase the matriculation of underrepresented students into health related careers.

Out in Healthcare - Out in Health Care is an organization at UC that is looking to bring together LGBTQ students interested in a career within the health care field as well as any students who are interested in learning about topics, research, and issues related to LGBTQ health. All queer, trans, and allies are welcome to attend! 

Phi Delta Epsilon - Phi Delta Epsilon is a professional medical fraternity supporting the need for camaraderie and mentoring among medical students. PhiDE (pronounced F-eye Dee Eee) provides educational opportunities, supports philanthropic projects, and serves as a foundation for the development of relationships among medical professionals throughout the entire spectrum of a medical career. 

UC Pre-Dental Society - UC Pre-Dental Society is committed to serving the students of the University of Cincinnati by aiding them on their journey to pursuing a career in the dental field. It is a platform for members to engage while learning and advocating for dentistry and oral health in the community. Our goal is to also connect pre-dental students to resources needed for being a successful applicant of dental school. Throughout the year there will be various opportunities to gain an insight into the field of dentistry, get involved, and have fun!

Pre-Occupational Therapy Club - The University of Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Club’s goals are to bring together students who are interested in pursuing a future in occupational therapy. This club will provide information needed when it comes to skills such as how to build a resume, how to apply to graduate school, how to network, etc.  relevant volunteer experience, shadowing information, and job opportunity information.

Pre-Optometry Club - The Pre-Optometry club offers all undergraduate students that are interested in the field of optometry or interested in becoming an optometrist the chance to explore, familiarize and dive into the surrounding community as well as getting ready for optometry school.

Pre-Pharmacy Student Society -The Pre-Pharmacy Student Society offers all undergraduate students interested in a career in pharmacy with a chance to explore and familiarize themselves with the field and to explore the process of applying to pharmacy school.

Pre-Veterinary Society - This group's purpose is to connect with other pre-vet students on campus and participate in activities that will help us with our future in animal care.

RISE - University of Cincinnati Chapter RISE-University of Cincinnati Chapter is an organization that works with RISE, a non-profit organization that works to support acid attack survivors around the world by raising funds, supporting their medical needs, providing vocational training, connecting them with support groups and so much more. We are an interdisciplinary organization with the mission to activate the potential of individuals, both acid attack survivors and activists. 

Student Association of Pre-Physician Assistants - An academic organization for those interested in becoming Physician Assistants (PA). Designed to spread awareness and knowledge about this field.

To Write Love on Her Arms - To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also invest directly into treatment and recovery. Through organized meetings and events, the University of Cincinnati chapter of TWLOHA will serve as a voice of hope, inspiration, and support for students and their surrounding communities.

Trailblazer Bearcats is a new student organization aimed to provide support, education, resources, and a sense of community for first-generation and Underrepresented Minority (URM) pre-medical students at the University of Cincinnati. The aim of this organization is to promote personal development and collegiate success while also serving as a safe space for members to share their concerns and struggles associated with this rigorous path.

UC-Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) - SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists. 

Undergraduate Research Society - The Undergraduate Research Society is a community of undergraduate students who have some research experience and who support each other in the research journey. Members have current or previous research experience, understand various ways students access research at UC and beyond (orientation provided), enjoy talking with students about their research and how they got involved, support students who want to get involved in research by providing guidance, insight and access to their research network, and more. Learn more from UC's Department of Undergraduate Research