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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Honor Societies & Clubs

Participate in one of these organizations during your years at Cedar Crest.

Explore and expand your scientific interests, take part in exciting activities and connect with like-minded students and faculty members by joining one or more of the organizations mentioned below.

Biology Club

The Biology Club at Cedar Crest College promotes the science of biology through services to the campus community and by providing an active link between students and faculty who share an interest in the biological sciences. Students of any major may join. To learn more, contact bioclub@cedarcrest.edu.

Conservation Club

The mission of the Conservation Club at Cedar Crest is to create a greater understanding of conservation issues in today’s world and to raise environmental awareness across the campus and in the local community. Club members seek to reverse the loss of biodiversity through education and participation. The club also strives to help members discover the intrinsic value of nature and build an appreciation of nature through interactive experiences. This club is open to students of any major. To learn more, contact conserva@cedarcrest.edu.

Genetic Engineering Club

The Genetic Engineering Club seeks to provide students and the general public with information on the field of genetic engineering. Although it is open to students of all majors, this club also is dedicated to providing a support group for all genetic engineering majors.

The club sponsors lectures by guest speakers that are open to all Cedar Crest students. It also publishes a newsletter, The Gene Scene, which is received by all administration, genetic engineering alumnae, the entire Cedar Crest science community and numerous high schools.

Club events include:

  • Internship Day
  • Community Outreach Holiday Party
  • The Annual Science Picnic
  • Ice Cream Socials

To learn more, contact geclub@cedarcrest.edu.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an organization whose mission is twofold: First, to promote career opportunities in the field of health care and second to help provide quality health care to all. All students considering careers in health professions are encouraged to participate in Cedar Crest’s chapter of HOSA. To learn more, contact premedso@cedarcrest.edu.

Neuroscience Club

The mission of the Neuroscience Club is to educate students and the community about the field of neuroscience, as well as promote socialization within the Cedar Crest College science community. The club also works closely with its members throughout their undergraduate education, helping to prepare them for internships, graduate school, medical school and future careers. To learn more, contact neurosci@cedarcrest.edu.

Tri-Beta National Biology Honor Society

Tri-Beta (Beta Beta Beta)—the national biology honor society—is dedicated to the stimulation of science scholarship, the dissemination of scientific knowledge and the promotion of biology research. The Cedar Crest College chapter of this honor society is Theta Psi.

If you wish to become a member of Tri-Beta, you must be enrolled in one of the College’s biology programs (biology, biodiversity and conservation biology, genetic engineering, neuroscience or nuclear medicine technology) and show a special aptitude for the field. You must also meet a minimum GPA requirement. To learn more about membership requirements, send an e-mail to rmkliman@cedarcrest.edu.