​​​​Science Student Organizations​

There are several different clubs and organizations offered within the sciences at the University of Findlay. Many of these clubs and organizations are made up of biology students​ but are open to all majors.

Herpetology Club

Student holding lizard

The herpetology club is a group of students and faculty that have interests in amphibians and reptiles. Members have a variety of interests that range from captive husbandry to scientific research on these fascinating organisms. The group meets regularly to discuss various ideas on how to explore these interests including trips to herpetology expos, trips in the field to capture and photograph amphibians and reptiles, as well as bring in or go visit herpetologists from around the world.

Pre-Medicine Club

Pre-Medicine Club is a student organization that  provides a forum to share information in order to help students in pre-health professions. The club provides students with the  preparation necessary to be competitive for acceptance into health professional graduate schools. In the fall of 2015, students visited West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for a personalized tour of their campus and facilities. The trip also consisted of camping and zip-lining at a nearby campsite. This is just one of many fun events that are provided each semester. Students are also given opportunities to attend preparation seminars and pre-health conferences at various schools in Ohio. On campus meetings often consist of guest lecturers including past students who are currently in graduate schools from all disciplines. Joining Pre-Med club is a great way to learn about all of the wonderful opportunities that exist for students who are interested in health professions! 

Scholarship and Research Society (SRS)

biology student and faculty

The goal of SRS is to promote scholarship and creativity across campus regardless of major. Any discovery or creation of new ideas is scholarship whether it be the traditional research you might find in areas of science, history, etc. or the creation of a new work of art, music, literature and more. We want to see excellence in scholarship and creativity become what UF is known for. We welcome new members of all majors.

TriBeta (Beta Beta Beta)

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. All students are eligible for associate membership, and students who meet membership criteria are eligible of full membership. Our campus chapter sponsors guest speakers and educational events, and members are eligible to apply for research scholarships from the national organization.

UF Divers

scuba divers in croy poolOne of UF’s newest and most exciting clubs is UF Divers. We are lovers of the ocean (and other underwater adventures)! We are just getting started and have exciting prospects for the future including getting our members certified for SCUBA and taking trips to utilize these skills.

Wilderness Club 

findlay students in kayaks

The Wilderness Club is one of the largest clubs on campus.  Our members are science majors and others who just love the outdoors!  As a part of this organization, we share the same interests of friendship, environment and adventure!

Bi-weekly meetings are a time we use to organize our events for the semester and a time to meet with friends and enjoy activities. 

Our members love the great outdoors and thus we have dedicated ourselves to many conservation efforts.  We have adopted a two-mile stretch of the Blanchard River where we do a cleanup effort at least two times each year.  We keep current on many governmental legislations that will harm the natural ecology of wildlife across the country.  We have even traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby against such legislation.
The adventures that we have participated in are too many to list, but some have included a trip to The Rieck Center, Findlay, for a camping, trips to Cincinnati to go rock climbing, a trip to the Ohio Caverns, a day in Put-In-Bay, skiing at Perfect North, Camping at Dr. Dean's and the annual trip to the Okefenokee Swamp.​

Wilderness Club Contact Informat​ion

For more information on how to join, contact the Wilderness Club Advisor Dr. Bethany Henderson-Dean:  henderson-dean@findlay.edu