Student Organizations | Kent State University

Student Organizations

Why Get involved?

Getting involved in a student organization is a great way to enrich your college experience. Student organizations provide opportunities for learning outside the classroom; for meeting new people; for sharing and exploring interests; for broadening your point of view; for developing life, work and leadership skills.

A student gets hands-on learning

And if that isn’t enough reason to inspire you, research indicates numerous benefits for those who choose to participate in college-related programs and activities. Students who are involved tend to: 

  •      Get better grades
  •      Be more successful in their academic program
  •      Be more likely to stay in school and graduate on time
  •      Feel more satisfied with their college experience
  •      Be more marketable when job searching and applying to graduate schools
  •      Develop valuable leadership and interpersonal skills

 


The Biology Club:

The Biology Club is a group of like-­minded students interested in the biological sciences, including botany, conservation, zoology, biology, ecology, etc. The biology club provides hands-­on experience with animals, trips to local biological establishments, and speakers throughout the school year. We also have members of all class standings to discuss current and future courses.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Adam Leffaleff@kent.edu.

The Med Tech Club: 

Medical Technologists are trained to perform complex chemical, microscopic and microbiological procedures. If you are interested in learning more about the program or hanging out with students already in the program please see the contacts below.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Gail Fraizergfraizer@kent.edu.

The BTEC Club:

The science of biotechnology extends across many areas of biology and chemistry, as the science is essential for modern biology and biomedical research. The Biotechnology Club meets regularly allowing biotechnology students to enjoy activities related to biotechnology and other areas of interest. All reports are that the group is energetic and entertaining!

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Edgar Kooijman, ekooijma@kent.edu.

Phi Delta Epsilon:

Kent State’s only Medical Fraternity, offers students with unique opportunities, internships, educational speakers, and training as well as the chances to meet and work with other students who share your goals and aspirations.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Dr. John Johnson, jjohns72@kent.edu or the organization President, Jonathan Markle, jmarkle7@kent.edu.

AMSA:

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Colleen Novakcnovak13@kent.edu.

PDSA: Pre Dental Student Association

 Join the pre-dent students on campus and learn how to increase your chances of getting into dental schools and prepare for the DAT. PDSA offers students the opportunity to network with peers, tour dental schools and interact with local dentists. 

For more information, please contact the advisor: Gail Spalsburygkovach@kent.edu.

Pre-Vet Club

Attention all Pre-Vet students: Join other pre-vet students on campus during their regularly scheduled meetings .

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Adam Leffaleff@kent.edu.

Regenerative Medicine Club

Students interested in 3D printing, stem cell therapy, or going into the medical field or research. Please join a group of like minded students exploring and conversing on the cutting edge technology in the medical field.

For more information, please contact the president of the RMC: Alexander Phillips, aphill45@kent.edu.

Ocean Motion Club

Ocean Motion is dedicated to marine life and conservation efforts. Our goal is to bring together students who share a love for the ocean and its wildlife, Meetings will be held biweekly, and there will also be fundraisers, events, and trips throughout the year! 

For more information, please email: ksuoceanmotion@gmail.com.

ENvironmental COnservation Group

We are looking for motivated individuals who are interested in making a difference locally via community service projects. During these events we will gain real world experience in conservation efforts and having a blast doing so!

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Ferenc deSzalay, fdeszala@kent.edu.