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Student Organizations

PPAC Student Organizations

Get involved on campus-join a UC student organization

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-Health Student Organizations

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)

This organization is the national Health Pre-Professional Honor Society for pre-health students. UC's chapter—Ohio Lambda, was installed in 2002. AED encourages students to come together, promotes their positive, production interaction, facilitates communication and empowers students to make better-informed decisions in pursuit of professions in healthcare. Although admission to AED is selective, meetings are open to all UC students with an interest in pursuing a career in health care.

 

Caducea Pre-Medical Society

The 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 in (pre-medical) school.

 

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders is an international organization that provided medical need where it's most needed. As a student chapter we would work with Doctors Without Borders to host different fundraisers, speakers, and events to raise awareness of what Doctors Without Borders does and how we can help. We would also volunteer at local hospitals and other places with a medical aspect to them. Doctors Without Borders is open to anyone with any major not just those who want to be doctors.

 

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- University of Cincinnati Chapter

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. We strive to create an environment where students are able to learn about different healthcare career paths and apply teamwork skills through a variety of health-related group volunteer events. 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 an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. It is a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition. This two-fold mission promotes career opportunities in the health care industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's mission is especially critical considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. 

At the University of Cincinnati, our HOSA chapter participates in Ohio HOSA’s State Leadership Conference and HOSA’s International Leadership Conference each year. Students are able to compete in various competition types to help hone their skills and interests in the healthcare field. UC HOSA also partakes in HOSA’s National Service project, raising money for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

 

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! 

If you would like to get all the news regarding upcoming meetings and events, feel free to fill out the group's interest form: forms.gle/Q9NXgmQmgUq9dyiL6 or join via CampusLink: campuslink.uc.edu/organization/outinhealthcare

 

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 with a 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. The student organization works to raise awareness and funds as well as develop a long-term project to sustainably support acid attack survivors alongside our partner organizations in Uganda, India, and Nepal. We are an interdisciplinary organization with the mission to activate the potential of individuals, both acid attack survivors and activists. We see the importance of every individual and want each member to RISE as they help acid attack survivors around the world RISE.

 

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.

 

T.O.O.T.H. The Oral Organization Toward Health

The purpose of T.O.O.T.H. is to raise awareness of oral health, to form a common interest platform, to establish leadership skills, personal growth, exemplify good character, and to prepare students for future endeavors in the dental 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.

 

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

 

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. We meet weekly from 6PM to 7PM in room 100B of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

 

The Ohio Innocence Project University

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.

 

UC Mock Trial Team

The University of Cincinnati Mock Trial Team has been competing on a national level since the 1992-93 season. Currently the team is ranked 26th in the nation. 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.

 

Student Government

Student Government is here to improve the student experience at the University of Cincinnati. It is composed of five main parts: Executive Board - Composed of five elected officers, this body leads the several branches of Student Government. Senate - Senate is the legislative assembly of SG. They debate, propose, and vote on bills impacting the student body. Cabinet - Cabinet and the executive staff carry out initiatives and projects directly affecting students. Boards - Oversee various areas of student life, including safety, student organizations, and organization funding. Tribunals - Governing bodies within each college (such as DAAP, CAHS, CEAS, etc.) at UC. Student Government is proud to serve you, the students of UC. If you could a possible way to change UC for the better, submit feedback, or talk to a Student Government representative.

Visit the Student Government website for more details.

 

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. The student organization works to raise awareness and funds as well as develop a long-term project to sustainably support acid attack survivors alongside our partner organizations in Uganda, India, and Nepal. We are an interdisciplinary organization with the mission to activate the potential of individuals, both acid attack survivors and activists. We see the importance of every individual and want each member to RISE as they help acid attack survivors around the world RISE.

 

University of Cincinnati American Civil Liberties Union (UC ACLU)

Each weekly UC ACLU meeting focuses on a particular civil rights/liberties issue either locally or nationally. We work with the ACLU of Ohio that provides us with plenty of access to educational resources, guest speakers, and merchandise free of charge. In addition, we work with local organizations for volunteering opportunities relating to Civil rights and liberties such as with the Freedom Center downtown.