Student Orgs

Every fall, orgs across UT and the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) fill up a mall to show prospective members what they're all about. It takes a lot to launch yourself into this fray (as seen above) much less to visit enough tables so that your interests are satisfied. Very often, people wear out and miss out on an organization they could have been meant for. We hope to avoid that. So, we asked members and leaders of these orgs important questions for you to get a taste of what the org is all about and categorized them as you see below. We hope this helps!

Click the links below to find out more:

Texas Pre-Dental Society
Women in Medicine
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
oSTEM
Texas Public Health
Natural Sciences Council
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Women in Natural Sciences
Texas Lassos
Health Careers Mentorship Program
Healthyhorns
Longhorn Pre-Pharmacy Association
Texas AATCC Fashion Chapter
Mobile App Development
TX HDFS
Society of Physics Students
Astronomy Students Association
Black Health Professions Organization
American Medical Students Association
Health Science Scholars
Polymathic Scholars
Health Occupation Students Association
Global Nutrition in Medicine
Kappa Rho Pre-Medical Honor Society
Dean's Scholars
Triple Helix
UT Programming Club
UT Math Club
Global Medical Training
Texas Convergent

Texas Pre-Dental Society

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
The purpose of TPS is to serve as a resource for pre-dental students to prepare for dental school. The organization provides shadowing opportunities, community service opportunities, opportunities to network with dentists and dental schools, scholarships, and the chance to build relationships with other pre-dental students.

How often does your organization meet?
Roughly every other week (6 general meetings per semester).

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?
There are different levels of membership determined by the level of activity in the organization. The main requirement to be a member is to pay dues and attend the general meetings.

 

Women in Medicine

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?Women in Medicine supports the professional interests of female UT students pursuing careers in health-related fields. Socials, volunteering, trips to medical schools, charity events, and opportunities to converse with health professionals are just a few of WIM's many activities.

How often does your organization meet?
Meetings are every other week (Several makeup meeting opportunities)

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?New Member Requirements: Dues, 4 meetings, 8hrs volunteering, 3 socials, 2 charity credits, and attending our charity event for the semester
Active Member: Dues, 4 meetings, 4hrs volunteering, 2 socials, 1 charity credit, and attending our charity event for the semester

 

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
ASBMB works to promote biochemistry and molecular biology undergraduate research, as well as provide a community for students interested in pursuing these majors. The club also participates in community outreach in order to spread understanding and interest in the sciences. ASBMB often collaborates with Molecular Biosciences Club (MBS) on events.

How often does your organization meet?
ASBMB meets every other Wednesday in BUR 116.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?
New. The points system for the UT chapter of ASBMB is outlined on the club facebook page. Time commitments, compared to other organizations, are relatively light.

 

oSTEM

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?                                                       Our organization provides a safe place on campus for LGBTQ students in STEM fields to connect with one another, develop professional skills, and serve their community. These skills include networking, communication, and self-representation as an LGBTQ student in the job market. Industry partners include BP, Chevron, and Microsoft.

How often does your organization meet?
About every other week

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?
No point system, students are free to attend whatever events they find interesting, though we encourage attending all on campus events when possible.

 

Texas Public Health

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?                                                    Texas Public Health is THE student organization representing students interested in health education, disease prevention, and the development of a strong public health initiative at the University of Texas at Austin. Our organization combines a variety of disciplines, such as Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, Medicine and Health Policy to foster greater awareness and knowledge among all members. Our goal is to be an asset to our members within public health, offering speakers, resources, and activities that are relevant to our members. Additionally, our goal is to improve the health of UT Austin's student community.

How often does your organization meet?
Every other week, so we hold 6 meetings with 1-2 information sessions too.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?
We ask that members attend 75% of general meetings, 3 social events, perform 15 hours of volunteering within the community, and raise about $50 for the organization.

 

Natural Sciences Council

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
Natural Sciences Council serves as the official liaison between the students in the College of Natural Sciences and the administration in the college. We focus on serving our students in the College of Natural Sciences, improving the college, and representing your voice. We have eight committees, which all work on fostering a different part of the College of Natural Sciences. The eight committees in Natural Sciences Council are: Academic Affairs, Catalyst, Community Involvement, Internal Relations, Legislative, Professional Development, Public Relations, and Student/Faculty.

How often does your organization meet?
Once a week

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?
It depends every week but generally its a 4-5 hour commitment per week. There are certain points for every points period that you can get from attending events and socials. We usually have to attend about 10 events of so per month.

 

Alpha Epsilon Delta

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
AED is designed to foster an accepting environment for pre-health students from various backgrounds. It offers an accepting social atmosphere and strives to deliver resources to its members to ensure their successes in pursuing health professions.There are plenty of volunteering opportunities, as well as efforts to get more involved within the health community. Members can apply to be part of a committees to become more of a leader within the organization. One of the biggest events held by AED each year is “Pie a President”, a school-wide fundraiser benefitting Dell’s Medical Surgical Global Outreach.

How often does your organization meet?
Biweekly

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?
Members are required to complete a certain number of points each semester. The points requirements are the highest in the pledge semester and are significantly reduced in following semesters as an active member.

 

Women in Natural Sciences

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
Women in Natural Sciences (WINS) is a departmental program through CNS founded to inspire, guide, and build female leaders within the college and the scientific arena. As part of its first-year program, WINS students have the opportunity to meet with students, mentors, and professors through FIG seminars. Additionally, WINS first-year students can choose to live in a residential community at the Kinsolving Residence Hall, helping foster close-knit relations among other peers. Following the first year, WINS members can choose to continue playing an active role in the program, attending different workshops, volunteering events, and professional and social outings pertaining to the sciences.

How often does your organization meet?
WINS meets about once a week and often includes various events and outings throughout the year.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?
In order to be part of WINS, apply for admission at UT and complete the online WINS application- eligible majors are astronomy, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, marine science, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, and public health. Applications will be reviewed by a committee with decisions released during April. Requirements for WINS include occasional assignments and lectures every week along with active participation in WINS events.

 

Texas Lassos

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
Texas Lassos is a female spirit organization that focuses on community service, social, and spirit activities. It was founded in 1998. They are the only registered spirit organization under community service. The mission of Lassos is to create a space that fosters sisterhood while focusing on the betterment of individuals and their community. Since 1998, Texas Lassos has grown to have close to 150 active members per semester, and over 500 alumni. Lassos is known widely for encouraging diversity in all aspects of Lass Class Recruitment, ranging from major studies to background and ethnicity. Placing emphasis on what makes us unique enhances the richness and depth of each class. They are not the oldest, not the biggest, but ‘simply the best’.

How often does your organization meet?
Texas Lassos meets once a week on Wednesday nights. Lasses (Lassos new members) have an extra mandatory meeting per week in addition to general meeting.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?
New recruits for Texas Lassos are required to attend one extra meeting weekly for one hour in addition to one hour general meetings. Per active semester, there are service, social, spirit, and philanthropic credits that must be fulfilled, with amounts dependent on standing (Lass, Lasso, Senior). Lass semesters are the busiest, with the most requirements.

 

Health Careers Mentorship Program

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
The purpose of the Health Careers Mentorship Program is to provide a unique shadowing experience to students looking to apply to health profession schools in the future. The organization offers clinical rotations at hospitals and private practices and non-clinical rotations at the Texas Department of State Health Services, as well as the opportunity to work under the mentorship of a number of doctors in specific disciplines and assume leadership roles in coordination/supervision during successive semesters. HCMP partners with over 40 different hospitals and private practices, with some partnerships being unique to the program and no one else, making it a prime shadowing experience for pre-med students looking to beef up their resume and gain valuable experience in the field.

How often does your organization meet?
Interns are expected to meet weekly with coordinators and supervisors as well as shadow for eight hours each week, usually split between two mornings.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?
1st semester: 8 hrs of shadowing a week + socials + interviewing + applicant selection
2nd: semester: coordination of some aspect of org + socials + interviewing + applicant selection
3rd+ semester: directing of some aspect of org + socials + interviewing + applicant selection

As stated previously, interns are required to intern for at least eight hours each week and then report their shadowing experience to coordinators/supervisors in a weekly meeting. In successive semesters, members can take on the position of a coordinator and then supervisor, where they are involved in organizing the shadowing schedules for new interns and interacting more closely with officials at the involved hospitals, private practices, and DSHS.

 

Healthyhorns

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
HealthyHorns is a peer educator program designed to educate and empower the next generation of health advocates. Through an agenda that works to inform UT students about positive health and wellbeing, community outreach, and engaged involvement with the UT Wellness Network, HealthyHorns Peer Educators have the opportunity to play an active role in shaping on-campus student health resources in partnership with the University Health Services.

How often does your organization meet?
This program involves 3 semesters. During the 1st semester, there is a 3 hour health educator class, and then in the 2nd and 3rd semesters there are 30 hours of volunteering required each semester

Interns are expected to attend a weekly class, meet outside of class as part of the Wellness Network and complete a given number of volunteer hours each semester.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?                                              As stated above, HealthyHorns entails a three semester requirement. During the first semester, interns take a three hour course and complete 10 hours of volunteering by shadowing veteran peer educators. During the second and third semesters, interns take a one hour course and complete 30 hours of volunteering as peer educators.

 

Longhorn Pre-Pharmacy Association (LPPA)

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
Longhorn Pre-Pharmacy Association is an organization dedicated to helping students who are interested pharmacy learn more about the field and gain experiences that will build a strong foundation to applying to pharmacy school. We are a 150+ member organization and host several different types of events: meetings, professional development, volunteering, social, and fundraising. In our meetings, we invite guest speakers from pharmacy schools and practicing pharmacists to share their insight with our audience. For professional development, we host workshops to teach members how to prepare for the PCAT, become certified as a pharmacy technician, and what possibilities are out there with a Pharm.D. degree. Additionally, our professional development events include interaction with current pharmacy students and faculty as well as tours of local pharmacies in the Austin area. We believe in serving our community so we give back by volunteering in several events throughout the semester such as at runs, clean-ups, farms, and Explore UT. Building connections is also one of our core beliefs so we have families, or "pharmilies" as we like to call them, where members are placed in smaller groups to facilitate stronger comradery in social events. Fundraising is also an important component of Longhorn Pre-Pharmacy Association because it allows us to carry out the events we put on for our members and be the best resource for them.

How often does your organization meet?
We meet on Tuesdays two or three times a month from 5-6 PM.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

There are no requirements to become a member of LPPA, but there are requirements if a member would like to achieve a certain member status such as Active, Honorable, or Distinguished.

What events do you put on, if any?

We host workshops on various topics such as how to become a certified pharmacy technician, different fields of pharmacy, paths to pharmacy school, the PCAT, and more. Each semester, we host a Faculty-Student Luncheon where we invite professors from the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Pharmacy to join LPPA members for a nice lunch and conversation. Aside from these professional development type of events, we also do volunteering and socials. At the end of the year, LPPA has its annual Spring Banquet.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

There is no application process, just a membership fee which is $55 for the year or $3

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Website: txlppa.com | Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/texaslppa/ | Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2203199471/ | Instagram: @texaslppa | Twitter: @TexasLPPA

 

Texas AATCC Fashion Chapter

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?
Our chapter is open to undergraduate and graduate students that want to gain knowledge and exposure to the textile and apparel industry! Our members have participated and been represented in many activities including student paper competition, graduating senior awards, and research awards.

How often does your organization meet?
Our charter's general meetings are once a month.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

Our members get exposure to scholarships, internships, networking opportunities, and information through monthly chapter meetings.Our committee members help us plan and put together meetings, events, workshops, and speaker events.

What events do you put on, if any?

The UT AATCC chapter explores apparel & textiles, from fiber to finish, through workshops, competitions, professional networking for thousands of members in 60 countries throughout the world, field trips, internships, guest speakers, international conferences, and monthly chapter meetings.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

Yes, apply through our organization's website (www.aatcc.org) and pay a $35 membership fee.

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

texasaatcc@gmail.com

 

Mobile App Development

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Teach students Web, iOS, and Android development + put on community events related to mobile and software development

How often does your organization meet?

Workshops take place every week for different platforms, general events are once a month

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

No requirements to join though programming background can help. A typical week for those who attend workshops would be to go to workshops (either one or multiple) and learn the topic of the week for that workshop. Workshops are 1 hour and 30 minutes long. Students can also take up learning on their own time during the week.

What events do you put on, if any?

Weekly workshops and monthly events related to teaching app development

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No application process and prospective students can join year round

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Website: txcsmad.com, Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/MADstudentorg/

 

TX HDFS

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

We are a community of Human Development and Family Science majors who want to create a sense of belonging in our major. We offer different opportunities to volunteer in the community as well as have speakers so that we can explore different career opportunities in the HDFS field.

How often does your organization meet?

We meet bimonthly, typically in the evening

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

They have to have 10 points a semester in order to become active. These points can come from attending meetings or any events. There is also dues that members have to pay. Members attend a meeting every other week and occasional volunteer events and social events on varying days of the week.

What events do you put on, if any?

Service events (Helping Hand Home), Week of Love where we table to increase awareness about the different types of love and the major, we also have guest speakers at our general meetings to give member different opportunities the explore career paths in this field.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No there is no application, prospective members can join at anytime

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

tx.hdfs@gmail.com, facebook and instagram: @TXHDFS, website: TXHDFS.org

 

Society of Physics Students

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

We hope to allow people to see Physics in a more accessible light, and inspire not just physics majors, but also engineering, astronomy, and more to appreciate how much more we can know about nature. We want to provide an environment where students can realize their opportunities in academia or industry, or perhaps they want to just enjoy the show of trying to answer fundamental questions about the universe.

How often does your organization meet?

We usually meet once a week at 5:30 pm.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

They are not required to do anything, but we hope that they want to volunteer with us at our numerous outreach events. A typical week in SPS, we come to our meeting room, grab some pizza, and here groundbreaking physics research talks!

What events do you put on, if any?

Aside from our weekly meetings, we participate in the department's Physnic, we host our own Physics Potluck, we help the department host an Open House for lab tours and research talks, we participate in Gone to Natural Sciences, Explore UT, and Prospective Students Day. Additionally, we are now joining Math and Astronomy organizations to host a Battle of PMA trivia night, and have a sports day in the spring.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

There is no application process, all you have to do is arrive! Prospective students can possibly join on our Prospective Students Day in the spring, or they can sign up for our email list during summer orientations where we table and provide informational sessions and star parties.

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

They can post through our Facebook page (Texas SPS), or they can email us at spsofficers@gmail.com . We also have a website they can find by searching Texas SPS as well.

 

Astronomy Students Association

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

The Astronomy Students' Association is founded on the principle of spreading interest in astronomy. We welcome students of all majors at The University of Texas; our goal is to promote astronomy and to flourish throughout the university as an astronomy learning community.

For Astronomy majors, we also serve as an academic resource in promoting departmental opportunities and events.

How often does your organization meet?

Every Wednesday evening from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in RLM 15.216B

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

Your level of commitment is up to you! Members can volunteer for outreach events, where we go out into the Central Texas community to give demonstrations of astronomical concepts or telescope viewings. There are typically 1-2 of these opportunities a week.

What events do you put on, if any?

Weekly meetings, star parties, telescope viewings, camping trip once a semester, and a trip to McDonald Observatory every spring.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No application or formal membership necessary! Anybody can come to our meetings or volunteer for our outreach activities. Just bring a love of space! We recommend joining our Facebook page or mailing list to stay up to date with club activities.

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Email: utexasastronomy@gmail.com; Facebook: Astronomy Students Association; Twitter: @UTastronomy; Instagram: @utexasastronomy

 

Black Health Professions Organization

What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

BHPO is an organization designed for the advancement of minority students interested in a pursuing a healthcare related profession. BHPO helps members gain networking opportunities, shadowing experience, volunteering, and test prep opportunities. In BHPO we form tight connections with our members through mentor-mentee programs; we are also involved in community service activities that allow us to engage with the local community and to improve health outcomes.

How often does your organization meet?

Biweekly meetings. Wednesdays 5:30-7

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

To become a member, students are required to pay dues.

What events do you put on, if any?

Largest events:

Barbecue with the Docs - Members are invited to attend a delightful evening at a physician’s house for a day of networking while eating delicious food. Physicians, dentists, psychologists, pharmacists, as well as medical admission staff members will be attending the event.

Health Symposium - Members as well as nonmembers are able to attend our annual Health Symposium where students are able to learn more about the health professions career field from a variety of medical and graduate schools. Health professionals, medical school admission staff members, current students in various health profession institutions, as well as representatives from test prep centers will be attending the event so you will not want to miss out!

Mind Your Health - For the past 3 years, BHPO and other organizations have collaborated to assess and discuss the mental health status and needs of our community.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No application, students can join anytime!

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Email: utbhpo@gmail.com Website: https://utbhpo.wixsite.com/utbhpo Facebook: @TexasBHPO Twitter: @texas_bhpo Instagram: @texas_bhpo Snapchat:@utbhpo   

 

American Medical Students Association

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

We are a premed organization that provides opportunities to UT students to get involved with volunteering, social events, and medical resources so that they can get the most out of their premed experience and apply successfully to medical school.

How often does your organization meet?

We meet every other week on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

Members are required to pay both national and local dues, and to participate in a minimum number of events to earn enough points to be active. The typical member will spend 2-3 hours per week on average at AMSA events.

What events do you put on, if any?

Community volunteering, social events, medical resources, and fundraising!

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No application process, just dues! We accept prospective members for approximately the first month (first two general meetings) of each semester.

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

All of our contact information is at utamsa.org! You can also contact utamsapresident@gmail.com, utamsavp@gmail.com, or utamsasecretary@gmail.com for more information.

 

Health Science Scholars

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Foster a community of like-minded students where they can create an environment that encourages each other's success.

How often does your organization meet?

Once every two weeks for council members, students have weekly seminars.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

Freshmen are required to have at least 6 volunteer hours, sophomore are required to have at least 12 volunteer hours. Students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA, and complete a capstone thesis by the time they graduate. A typical week consists of socials put on by council, a weekly Friday lunch, and spending time with each other outside of class.

What events do you put on, if any?

Social events (IM sports, banquet, dinners, etc), distinguished lecturer series, volunteer events throughout Austin,

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

Yes! Traditionally, students apply straight from high school, but transfer students can apply up until the end of their sophomore year.

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Email: hsscouncilut@gmail.com, Website: www.txhsscholars.org

 

Polymathic Scholars

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

CNS academic honors program, create community and opportunity for academic advancement

How often does your organization meet?

Once a week, Sunday’s 7:30-9:30 (leadership panel only). Other polymaths may meet in weekly honors seminars

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

The only explicit requirements are required honors courses. The leadership panel must attend our weekly Sunday meetings.

What events do you put on, if any?

Many. Largest are a banquet and yearly Chautauqua. Weekly academic lunches and social events

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

Transfers students can apply until the end of their third semester

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Facebook page, student-run website, CNS official site

 

Health Occupation Students Association

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Help members in their pursuit of a career in medicine and to deepen and widen their futures in the healthcare field

How often does your organization meet?

Every other week for an hour

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

We require a certain amount of social and volunteer hours per semester as well as dues

What events do you put on, if any?

Volunteering events, various socials, competitions

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No application process, and we accept new students at the start of every semester

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

We have a facebook page (txhosa) and an instagram (@txhosa)

 

Global Nutrition in Medicine

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Our organization focuses on improving global health, with an emphasis on nutrition. Our hope is to provide healthcare, education, and support to those in need through spreading local awareness, fundraising, and opportunities to provide direct medical care.

How often does your organization meet?

We typically meet twice a month, every other Tuesday evening at 7pm.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

Coming to meetings, participating in our semester outreach project or fundraising event, and coming to any socials you can make! A typical week would include a general meeting and a small social or fundraising/volunteer event about once a month. We don't have any strict formal requirements, and we do not require any heavy time commitment!

What events do you put on, if any?

Semesterly/annual fundraising and volunteering events. Every Fall, we host a Sand Volleyball tournament at the UT Intramural Fields, raising money for a specific organization we have chosen to focus the semester on.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No application process, just come to a meeting! Anyone is welcome!

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Email us at texasgnm@gmail.com

 

Kappa Rho Pre-Medical Honor Society

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Kappa Rho is a honors society aimed at preparing women for careers in medicine as well as recognizing their outstanding academic achievements

How often does your organization meet?

We meet every other Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 PM.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

Members must attend a certain number of meetings, complete volunteering and social points, attend our major event each semester, and shadow a doctor once a year. We provide many opportunities for members and requirements are fairly easy to complete!

What events do you put on, if any?

We have two major events: one in the fall and one in the spring. In the fall, AED and our org puts on a Health Professions Networking event which we bring in doctors and other health professions for our members to speak to and network with in an intimate setting. In the spring, we have an event open to the university that is usually centered around mental health awareness. In previous years, we've had a mental health fair, with booths, a raffle, and a keynote speaker to raise awareness and funds for a suicide prevention fund with the CMHC here at UT.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

We recruit in the fall only and you can find us tabling at summer orientation and the first couple weeks of school. Typically we have meet and greets and info sessions the first full week of school, an application due and then an interview stage within the first 3-4 weeks of school

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

You can check out our website, utkapparho.org and email us under the "Contact us" tab. You can also check us out on facebook or instagram!

 

Dean’s Scholars

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Dean's Scholars is an honors program in the College of Natural Sciences focused on supporting undergraduate research and preparing students to go on to research-focused careers.

How often does your organization meet?

Not applicable

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

Students complete an honors bachelors of science degree. To remain in good standing in Dean’s Scholars, students are expected to maintain at least a 3.50 grade point average.

What events do you put on, if any?

We have events every week, including dinners at the homes of CNS faculty members, weekly Friday lunches featuring a variety of UT researchers, the Research and Undergraduate Learning Talk Series, social events such as Game Nights, and weekend trips to places such as the McDonald Observatory and the UT Marine Science Institute.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

There is an application process. Deadline for the spring semester is December 15; for the fall, July 31. See https://cns.utexas.edu/honors/honors-programs-center/deans-scholars/prospective-students/how-to-apply for more information.

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Website: http://deansscholars.org/ Contact Email: deans.scholars.council@gmail.com Facebook: facebook.com/utdeansscholars CNS Honors Website: https://cns.utexas.edu/honors/honors-programs-center/deans-scholars

 

Triple Helix

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

The Triple Helix at UT Austin is a local chapter of a global undergraduate-run journal. The emphasis of this journal is unique in that it discusses the social and ethical implications of new scientific research using an interdisciplinary writing style (much more casual than scientific writing you may be used to). Although the undergraduate research system set in place at UT is very successful, we are often so busy learning new science that we never get to consider it from a broader perspective. The goal is to encourage and improve the standards of discussion on the interaction between science and society among the undergraduate community at UT. TTH offers an opportunity to explore new scientific findings and think about the broader implications of those findings.

How often does your organization meet?

We meet twice a month, Tuesdays from 7-8 pm

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

We have 4 different roles at TTH- writer, editor, designer, and finance director. Each role comes with different tasks and responsibilities but TTH is very compatible with a busy schedule!

What events do you put on, if any?

We have not put on any events for the public thus far, but we plan to host panels and mixers in the future.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

Yes, our next recruitment cycle will be in Fall 2019!

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Visit our website at texastth.com and follow us on Facebook at The Triple Helix (UT Austin)!

 

UT Programming Club

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Teach students to solve the most real-world computer problems, fostering collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the ability to perform under pressure. Through training and competition, teams challenge each other to raise the bar on the possible.

How often does your organization meet?

Just the biweekly contests.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

No requirements. Just come, have fun, and learn.

What events do you put on, if any?

Biweekly contests.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No application process. Everyone at UT is invited.

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/utpc/

 

Tri-Beta

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

A biological honor society-try to gain interest in the sciences as well as a passion for research.

How often does your organization meet?

Every other Monday from 6-7 pm in WAG 201.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

Must be in the College of Natural Sciences

What events do you put on, if any?

We don’t put on events

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No application process; students can join anytime/year

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Email, website, TriBeta’s Facebook and Instagram pages

 

UT Math Club

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Our mission is to help build math community by getting undergrads to interact with other undergrads, grad students, and faculty. We want students to see how fun math can be and believe that math is something they can do.

How often does your organization meet?

Twice a week, Tuesday 5-6 and Friday 4-5

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

We don't require anything from our members other than to be good listeners and encouraging to others, though we do encourage members to ask lots of questions and volunteer to give math talks.

What events do you put on, if any?

We work jointly with SPS and other STEM organizations to put on Battle of PMA. We also occasionally host bowling, movie, and trivia nights.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

There is no application process. There are also no dues.

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Our official email address is mathclubuta@gmail.com. You can find us on Facebook by searching UT Math Club.

 

Global Medical Training

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Our mission is to empower undergraduate students to expand their awareness of the lack of access to healthcare that exists in our own community and abroad. We teach our members basic medical skills necessary to provide healthcare to underserved populations in Central and South America. Our members take 6 medical mission trips a year to Nicaragua, Peru, The Dominican Republic, Panama, and Ecuador. GMT serves the local Austin community through public health events and outreach, volunteerism and leadership. We hope to inspire a passion for giving back to others in our members.

How often does your organization meet?

We have general meetings every other Wed. evening from 6-7pm! We always have dinner offered for our members!  

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

All members are required to earn 15 points a semester to be considered active! To go on a trip, members must earn 30 points before leaving for their trip. Points need to be earned in volunteering, fundraising, social and meeting categories! All volunteer events reward 1 point for every hour you volunteer. Earning 15 points per semester is very doable for most members! We host general meetings every other Wed. evening from 6-7pm. Most members will dedicate approx. 1-2 hours per week to GMT. This varies greatly! Some members put in a lot more than that and others do less.

What events do you put on, if any?

Volunteering Events: Approximately 4-6 scheduled volunteer events per month. We also arrange recurring volunteer events that members can attend at their own convenience for points.

Social Events: We host approximately 4 socials per month such as study socials, pumpkin carving, ice skating at Whole Foods, bowling, roller skating, paddle boarding, a barge party and much more!

Fundraising Events: We have profit shares at local restaurants to raise money for our pharmacies abroad! We have had profit shares at places such as Cane's, Chipotle, Fat Sal's etc.! We also host fundraising events such as GMT Therapy (petting zoo or puppies on campus) or our newest event for the Spring, GMT Game Night with many prizes!

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

No application process necessary! We accept all majors and all students that are interested! The process to becoming a member can be found on the membership tab of our website at www.gmtlonghorns.org/membership

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Ainsley McCrimmon (GMT President)- gmtpresident@gmail.com, Instagram: gmtlonghorn, Facebook: Global Medical Training at UT Austin, Website: www.gmtlonghorns.org

 

Texas Convergent

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What is the purpose of your organization and what do you do?

Convergent is a product development education organization founded on project-based learning. With membership made up of 60% technical and 40% non-technical, Convergent strives to be at the center of interdisciplinary product development on campus, and equips students with the hard and soft skills needed to build solutions as well as develop an entrepreneurial mindset. There are over 100 members, and that number continues to increase every semester.

How often does your organization meet?

We have mandatory meetings every week for students participating in the build team program. Additionally, there are multiple events we put on with throughout the semester, that are open to our membership.

What are the requirements and time commitments for your members?

We advise our members to join build teams if they would like to build out projects throughout the semester. In a typical week build team members will attend one mandatory meeting to touch base with their team. Additionally, throughout the week members are encouraged to continue working on their project to stay on track to complete the project by the end of the semester.

What events do youput on, if any?

We put on startup pitch competitions, hackathons, and multiple one-off events with companies to engage with the bright innovators at UT.

Is there an application process and when can prospective students join?

At the beginning of every semester we have the opportunity for students to fill our an interest form to join one of our featured build teams!

How can prospective students contact a club representative to find out more (ex: Email, social media, website)?

Like our Facebook page to receive notifications, follow us on instragram @txconvergent, email us at membership@txconvergent.org