Overview of Biology Student Organizations

Members of NMU student organizations sponsor many campus-wide programs and events every year in addition to hundreds of group activities and thousands of hours of service to local communities. In the process, student organizations provide students with fun, friendships, memories, and educational experiences that cannot be found in the classroom. 

There are a number of biology-oriented student organizations. Explore the information on this page to learn more.

Aquatic Biology Club

Adviser: Jill Leonard, 2115 New Science Facility

Organization E-mail: fishhead@nmu.edu

Mission Statement: The Aquatic Biology Club is open to any student interested in Aquatic Biology and Conservation. The purposes of the group are to foster broad student interest and participation in activities by providing leadership, career preparation programs and service through fisheries-related topics. The group hosts guest speakers as well as brings job and volunteer opportunities to members. Meetings are usually bi-monthly. List of example activities: Ice fishing, stream and beach cleanups, t-shirt fundraiser, hiking, sponsoring speakers.

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Beta Beta Beta

Adviser: John Rebers, 2011 NSF

ßßß (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. Since its founding in 1922, more than 175,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 430 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.


  • Campus cleanup
  • Tutoring for biology courses

Environmental Science Organization

Adviser: Ron Sundell, 3005 NSF

Organization Web site: http://myweb.nmu.edu/~eso

Organization E-mail: esonmu2001@yahoo.com


  • Campus Cleanup
  • Native Plants Project
  • Earth Week
  • The Nature Conservancy Partner
  • Marquette Food Cooperative Partner
  • MWEA/MS-AWWA Student Chapter.

Green Group

Adviser: Alan Rebertus, arebertu@nmu.edu

Organization Web site: http://myweb.nmu.edu/~green

Organization E-mail: green@nmu.edu

Organization Objectives: To support student interests in plants and related sciences.

Pre-Vet Club

Adviser: Jennifer Myers-Jezylo, DVM (jemyers@nmu.edu)

Office: West Science 2804

Organization Facebook page

Mission Statement: The Pre-Vet Club is an organization on campus that is open to all students who have an interest in animal science. Its main objective is to broaden students' horizons in the areas of animal-related fields.

The group is always looking for new members so check us out on Facebook if you are interested in animals.


  • Volunteer for U.P. 200 and "Strut Your Mutt"
  • Field trips to local farms and zoos
  • Bake sales and dog washes
  • Guest speakers
  • Veterinary school visits

Students for Organ Donation

Adviser: Robert Winn, 2111 New Science Facility

Organization Web site: http://myweb.nmu.edu/~nmudonor

Organization E-Mail:nmudonor@nmu.edu

Organization Information: Students for Organ Donation promotes awareness of organ donation around campus and in the community. Although the NMU chapter is part of a national organization, the group hopes to spread the message of organ donation by educating the local area. It has been shown that most Americans are willing to donate their organs, but do not. A goal of NMU's SOD is to help individuals carry out their organ donation wishes in the correct manner, and reduce the difference between the number of prospective and actual donors.


  • registering donors during the Gift of Life University Challenge
  • presentations to inform the campus about organ donation, and National Student Donate Life week (usually in April).
  • help at the Wellness Run/Walk and a benefit sport tournament, such as volleyball or basketball.

New members and ideas are always welcome so feel free to contact us!

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Wildlife Society

Adviser: John Bruggink

Organization E-mail: sbajema@nmu.edu

Mission Statement: "To promote excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education."


  • President:  Stephanie Kuhlman
  • Vice President:  Bree Prehn
  • Secretary:  Katie Hagerty
  • Treasurer:  Erin Mays

Goals for Organization:

  • Provide opportunities for improved communication among individual members and other student chapters
  • Bring a wider landscape of opportunities for students at the university
  • Prepare members for a career in wildlife biology, conservation and management
  • Have educational programs on wildlife issues for the campus and surrounding community
  • Promote the development of awareness of wildlife issues.


  • DNR deer check station volunteers
  • Presque Isle deer census
  • build/hang/monitor birdhouses
  • group hikes and/or snowshoeing
  • Earth Day
  • Make a Difference Day
  • Wolf Awareness Week information table
  • bake sales
  • guest speakers in wildlife-related fields.

Related Links: www.wildlife.org (The Wildlife Society)

Get involved in something you feel passionate about! Information about currently registered student organizations can be accessed at NMU student organizations.