Student Organizations

The Georgia Tech Active Minds chapter is a student organization dedicated to fighting the negative stigma of mental illness and encourage students to seek out help before they come close to attempting suicide. The chapter strives to hold events to remind students to take a moment for self-care while providing mental health resources to the student body. Meetings are held twice a month and members are expected to attend 50% of meetings each semester. Any student, undergraduate or graduate, is more than welcome to join. Faculty advisor: Dr. Teresa Snow.


The American Medical Student Association

GT American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is one of Georgia Tech's largest pre-health organizations dedicated to helping members build a strong community on campus. Members have access to a range of opportunities including, workshops, informative Pre-Health sessions, shadowing, and networking. Our organization provides a strong network of peers that share a passion for service and healthcare. AMSA is known for our annual Networking Night and Pre-Health Conference. During these events, members have the opportunity to build connections and learn more about the characteristics of a strong Medical School applicant. Advisor: Dr. Hui Zhu



The American Red Cross Club

The GT American Red Cross Club (ARCC) helps students gain leadership experience through service to the university community and the community-at-large. The GT ARCC chapter plans all the blood drives on campus, organizes a GT-led national blood drive project on 9/11 of each year, hosts monthly CPR/First Aid classes for GT students, and plans numerous service events on and off campus. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shana Kerr


American Society for Microbiology

The GA Tech chapter of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is a student group promoting the field of microbiology as both a study and a career. The group fosters interaction between students and faculty interested in microbiology, awareness of career opportunities in microbiology, and intellectual curiosity related to the field.  Sponsored Meetings and events occur monthly.  Past events include visits by guest microbiologists from Georgia Tech, the CDC, and Emory; screening of movie related to microbiology; “Microbiology Jeopardy” night; and outreach opportunities at local K-12 institutions. Students also have opportunities to attend regional and national ASM meetings. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Hammer


GA Tech Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) chapter

The GA Tech Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) chapter is a branch of the national biology honor society dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending human knowledge through scientific research.  Full membership is restricted to students with a GPA of at least 3.0 in their biology courses and completion of at least one biology course beyond introductory biology.  Associate membership is available to all students. Members enjoy a variety of activities including social gatherings and field trips, as well as the national quarterly newsletter. National once-in-a-lifetime membership dues are $45 and $35 (full and associate membership, respectively), in addition to local dues of $10 per year. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeannette Yen


Biology Student Advisory Committee (BSAC)

The Biology Student Advisory Committee (BSAC) is a student organization open to any undergraduate Biology major who has been in the major for at least one semester.  The purpose of this organization is to provide student recommendations on curriculum, advising or any other issue relevant to undergraduate students to the School of Biological Sciences administration. BSAC also facilitates student-faculty interaction by co-sponsoring yearly picnics and other undergraduate activities. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shana Kerr


Junior STEM

Junior STEM promotes the academic and professional development of students from social, cultural, or racial groups underrepresented in the sciences.  While the society is geared towards the development of students from underrepresented groups, it is open to all students.  Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Oden


The Physician Assistant Club (PAC) is devoted to helping students find the resources they need to become physician assistants. Our club meets once a month to provide information to students, and there are multiple volunteer opportunities, networking events, and PA school visits. We host multiple guest speakers at our events and provide clinical opportunities when available. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shana Kerr



Georgia Tech Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event aimed at ending cancer. Georgia Tech Relay for Life is part of this global movement, serving as a year-long fundraising event that benefits individuals that have cancer and their caretakers. All proceeds directly benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS) and individuals in our community, allowing us to continue doing research to find a cure and enabling us to fund programs such as Hope Lodge, Road to Recovery, and the ACS Hotline. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Teresa Snow


Student Hospital Connections

Student Hospital Connections, a student-run organization at Georgia Tech, streamlines volunteer opportunities at local hospitals. SHC accepts new members who are interested in volunteering at Grady Memorial Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center (AMC) at the start of each semester, and provides weekly volunteer shuttles to Grady and AMC and carpooling. SHC also hosts social events that not only allow students to meet medical professionals, but also provide the opportunity to become acquainted with other students in the pre-health community at Georgia Tech. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shana Kerr


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