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Student Groups, Programs and Opportunities

Students in the College of Biological Sciences are encouraged to get involved and enrich their academic experience through co-curricular experiences outside the classroom. Explore student groups, CBS student leadership roles, and more.

In Fall 2020, nearly all student groups are meeting remotely. Consult with individual groups to determine  meeting schedules and formats.

Student Groups and Programs

  • Student Organizations for CBS Students — These student organizations are considered to be of high-interest to CBS students, offering opportunities for learning and engagement related to academic majors and career paths commonly associated with the study of life sciences.
  • Identity-Based-Programs — Might be of particular interest to BIPOC students, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and additional intersecting identities.
  • Affinity Groups — Groups exist for Black Students, Indigenous Students, and Students of Color, International Students and LGBTQ+ Students. Group members are encouraged to connect via the Google Group between meetings.
  • Biology House — Consider joining this unique living learning community as a first-year student.
  • Remote Volunteer Opportunities — While COVID-19 has cancelled many in-person opportunities, there are ways to engage online.


Student Leadership Roles 

Leadership gives students an opportunity to create change and is a quality that employers and professional schools look for in graduates. Explore how how you can get involved and hone those skills during your time in CBS.


New Spring 2021: CBS Whiteness Accountability Group

This group is open to all white-identifying CBS undergraduate students who are committed to combating racism and white supremacy. To participate and receive updates, regarding the Accountability Group please complete the interest form at

The group will utilize existing resources to examine oppression and the ways that whiteness, white supremacy, and racism show up in our lives and actions.  Our hope is that the group will be a brave space to reflect, learn, grow and most importantly, keep ourselves and CBS accountable through action.

In Spring 2021, this group will meet via Zoom from 4-5 p.m. CT every other Monday starting February 15. Students are encouraged to attend as their schedule allows.