There are more than 120 student organizations active on campus, with more being formed each year. The following organizations are popular with neuroscience students at Carthage. See a list of all student organizations.
Nu Rho Psi
In February 2013, Carthage was granted Wisconsin’s first charter to establish a chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience. Founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, Nu Rho Psi aims to encourage scholarship in neuroscience; recognize and honor excellent students; increase public awareness for neuroscience and its societal benefits; and promote career development in neuroscience and related fields.
Colleges or universities with large undergraduate neuroscience programs are encouraged to shelter a Nu Rho Psi chapter. Carthage received Nu Rho Psi’s 30th charter, and its first in Wisconsin. The Carthage College Nu Rho Psi chapter designation will be “alpha in Wisconsin.”
Gamma Nu Sigma
Gamma Nu Sigma, the Neuroscience Club, is an academic fraternity open to all students interested in the field of neuroscience or its applications to the related disciplines of biology, chemistry and psychology. Activities include trips to local universities to explore graduate programs, social events and seminars presented to the student body offering information on topics of interest. Involvement in Gamma Nu Sigma promotes academic success and prepares students for entering careers in neuroscience or other related fields.
Pre-Health Club is dedicated to students who want to pursue a career in the health field: medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, occupational therapy, dental, and more. Pre-Health Club brings in speakers from medical, graduate, veterinary, OT, PT, chiropractic schools and more. These talks are geared toward helping students learn about different schools and better understand the admissions process. The club also has various tools to help students succeed in their future careers with MCAT study sessions, job-shadowing physicians, volunteer time, etc.