Department of Biological Sciences

Biology Student Organizations & Clubs




WIU Subunit of the American Fisheries Society

Description: A WIU student organization dedicated to the conservation, education, and promotion of aquatic resources.

Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Jim Lamer

Illinois American Fisheries Society 

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Pre-Professional Health Club

Description: This Biology student organization is for all interested students pursuing a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, or Graduate Studies in related fields.

Faculty Sponsor : Dr. Richard O. Musser

Student President: Ahmed Rosenje


ßßß: Tri-Beta

Description: ßßß: Tri-Beta is the Biology Honor's Society. To be a member, a student must major in biology, biology education, or clinical lab science, have completed 46 hours of college credits, and completed at least three biology courses, of which at least one is beyond the 200 level.

Faculty Sponsor : Dr. Shawn Meagher

Student President : Kassandra Karssen


WIU NSTA Student Teacher's Association

Description: The National Science Teacher's Association Student chapter is for students interested in science education at the secondary (junior high to high school) level.

Faculty Sponsor : Dr. Laura Barden-Gabbei


Zoology Club

Description: This Biology student organization is for all students interested in Zoology and related fields.

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ken McCravy

Student President : Kay Diveley