Student Clubs and Organizations

Meeting information can be found on the Biology Calendar

Pre-Health Professions Club

President (2020-2021): Leah Barnes 
Faculty Co-Advisors: Dr. Gary ZeRuth (Biology) and Dr. Ricky Cox (Chemistry)
Mission: To provide students with information and experiences to facilitate entrance into Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapy and other professional schools.

Students using pipettes

Reptile and Amphibian Society

President (2018-2019): Sydney Milburn
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Laura Beckers
Mission: The Murray State Herpetology Society stresses the importance of education and conservation. As such, we are a group dedicated to educating ourselves and others about amphibians and reptile physiology, ecological importance, and conservation. We meet bi-weekly in at 6:00 pm in the Biology Building 1120. We also run the annual HerpFest at Murray State.


Tri-Beta Biological Honor’s Society

President (2020-2021): LilyAnne Grieve
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chris Trzepacz
Mission: “Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.” National Tri Beta Website.

TriBeta collage

Wildlife and Fisheries Society

President (2020-2021): Emma Campbell
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrea Darracq
Mission: The Wildlife Society is the professional organization for wildlife biologists and is committed to a world where humans and wildlife co-exist. The Wildlife Society works to ensure that wildlife and habitats are conserved through management actions that take into careful consideration relevant scientific information. The Murray State University Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society is the local student chapter of this national organization and is often the first exposure of wildlife students to their professional society.

Animal hides

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