There are more than 120 student organizations active on campus, with more being formed each year. The following organizations are popular with nursing students at Carthage. See a list of all student organizations.
Nursing Student Council
The Nursing Student Council is the voice of the nursing student body to the Carthage faculty and administration. Every nursing cohort will have a representative who serves on the executive team of the council, which includes the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. This group is very important, as it participates with the faculty and administration in making decisions about the nursing program, and communicating important information to the nursing student body.
Pre-Health Club is an organization for students interested in entering a healthcare-related field. Pre-Health Club brings in speakers from medical, graduate, veterinary, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physicians assistant, pharmacy, dental, and chiropractic schools; speakers may include admissions representatives and Carthage alumni. These talks are geared toward helping students learn about different schools and better understand the admissions process and requirements. Pre-Health Club also brings upper and underclassmen together so underclassmen can ask older students about courses, how to prepare for tests like the MCAT and GRE, and application questions. The club also gives members information about internship and shadowing opportunities.
Chemistry Club/Theta Chi Delta
Carthage Chemistry Club is an active member of the American Chemical Society, and has been recognized by ACS with Honorable Mention Chapter Awards. The club meets biweekly to organize outreach events at local schools or on campus, plan and attend social events, celebrate National Chemistry Week, and create a strong community within the Carthage Chemistry Department. Club members participate in many events on campus, including Homecoming and Passport to Science, which brings children to Carthage science labs for hands-on activities.
Active Minds is a national organization that aims to educate students about the prevalence of mental illness among college students. One in four college students suffers from some form of mental illness. The Carthage chapter of Active Minds aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health disorders on campus. The group hosts fun stress-relieving activities throughout the year, promotes awareness through national events such as National Stress Out Week and National Day Without Stigma, and hosts a biweekly speaker series titled Speak Out — Reach Out, in which members of the campus community talk about an issue that negatively impacted their mental health and how they coped with it. Students from all majors are welcome.
ADAPT: Abled and Differently Abled People Together
The ADAPT organization advocates for people on campus with disabilities by holding events and partnering with other groups both on and off campus to support the community of people with disabilities. The organization’s largest event is the Special Olympics basketball game.
Beta Beta Beta — Biology
This honorary society, Beta Beta Beta, is for those students who have displayed superior academic achievement in biology. The society aims to cultivate a keen interest in the natural sciences, to stimulate an appreciation for biological research, and to promote scholarship.