Becoming involved with a student organization is a great opportunity for students to meet others with similar interests. With a wide variety of organizations available on Marshall’s campus, there is something for everyone. Many organizations plan activities, service projects, and/or trips that will help participants grow through encounters and build connections with others. Many students will graduate with the same piece of paper; participating in student organizations helps students develop experiences that will set them apart.
Science-related Student Organizations
Alpha Chi Sigma (Chemical Sciences)
Professional co-ed chemistry fraternity that spreads the knowledge and appreciation of chemical sciences within Marshall University campus and our community.
To learn more about Alpha Chi Sigma, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/axsigma.
Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
Recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of Criminal Justice. The goals of APS are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, & educational leadership.
To learn more about Alpha Phi Sigma, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/alphaphisigma.
American Fisheries Society
MU AFS strives to offer students unique opportunities and experiences in aquatic biology, specifically fisheries management. We host professional fisheries scientists for seminars, take field trips to fish hatcheries, and explore our surrounding aquatic environments.
To learn more about MU AFS, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/afs.
The Biology Club is a scientific community of students and faculty interested in all branches of the life sciences. As a group, our goal is to further our knowledge in the sciences, network with other like-minded individuals, and community service outreach in the tri-state area. We partake in a wide variety of activities, such as behind the scenes zoos and museum tours, exploring research opportunities with diverse faculty, and other hands-on biological adventures. As a club, we also host seasonal outreach events as well as outreach in local schools.
To learn more about Biology Club, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/biologyclub.
Collegiate Cyber Defense Club
The Marshall University Digital Forensics and Information Assurance is also the home of the Marshall University Collegiate Cyber Defense Team (MU CCDC). The team competes against other colleges and universities in network defense completions in the Mid-Atlantic section of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The purpose of MU CCDC is to increase your overall awareness and expertise in the realm of cybersecurity and digital forensics. As a team, we work together to increase both our skills, and knowledge through education and experience.
To learn more about MU CCDC, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/ccdc.
Delta Delta Epsilon (Forensic Sciences)
Delta Delta Epsilon is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in scholarship in the forensic sciences. The mission is to function as an honor and professional society for students of the forensic sciences.
To learn more about Delta Delta Epsilon, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/ddezeta.
Environmental Science Association
Our members engage in outreach pertaining to the spread of environmental awareness. Through these endeavors we build lasting relationships with like-minded individuals and further our own understandings of our fields of interest. We are involved in community projects as well as events on campus. In addition, we also have various recreational/academic research opportunities taking place. We place emphasis on acclimating our members to the scientific instruments they may find themselves using in their prospective fields. We have a collaboration effort with OVEC, Trout Unlimited, and West Virginia Rivers to setup study/monitoring sites which are designed to hold natural gas companies accountable on proposed infrastructure routes, as well as a space in the MU greenhouse where we grow various flora.
To learn more about MESA, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/mesa.
Forensic Identification Association
Student-run organization created to promote interest and advancement both personal and professional, of the Forensic Science Graduate program at Marshall University.
To learn more about MUFIA, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/mufia.
We are a group of students who express our common interest in geology through exploration, hiking, fossil hunting, gem collecting, and various other socially and mentally satisfying trips. Anyone who loves to be outside is welcome to join us.
To learn more about Geology Club, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/geologyclub.
Game Design Guild
Are you an artist, writer, programmer, musician, or just creative and curious? Join the Guild, where you can learn about game development by trying it out. No experience necessary, our fun weekly meetings are beginner-level and highly interactive.
To learn more about MU GDG, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/theguild.
Hackers for Charity
MUHFC’s purpose is to offer students an opportunity to become involved in community service and to help those in need through technological means. The Hackers for Charity group mission statement is as follows: “HACKERS FOR CHARITY is a non-profit organization that leverages the skills of technologists. We solve technology challenges for various non-profits and provide food, equipment, job training, and computer education to the world’s poorest citizens.”
To learn more about MUHFC, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/muhackersforcharity.
This organization will be known as the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance Professional Fraternity. The purpose of this organization is to provide a professional fraternity and honor society to the students at Marshall University that are in the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance degree program.
For more information about Iota Alpha, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/iota-alpha.
Parks and Recreation Organization for Students
P.R.O.S. (Parks and Recreation Organization of Students) is a group that meets every Wednesday at 3:30pm in the Morrow library commons area. As a parks and recreation club, members of the group participate in activities such as: canoeing, camping, bowling, laser tag, disc golf, backpacking, hiking, and even getting your hands dirty by working in the greenhouse….the possibilities of what this club can do are practically endless. Anyone is free to come; no ties to the Natural Resources and Rec. Management major are required. Meetings typically last anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. This is a fun organization to be a part of and the people you meet become life-long friends.
To learn more about MUPROS, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/pros.
Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)
Pi Mu Epsilon is a non-secret organization whose purpose is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions. It aims to do this by 1) electing members on an honorary basis according to their proficiency in mathematics, 2) engaging in activities designed to promote the mathematical and scholarly development of its members, and 3) taking any other measures which will further the purpose stated above.
To learn more about Pi Mu Epsilon, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/marshall_dot_edu_slash_pme_slash.
Marshall University organization focused on educating students on coral reef ecosystems and using scuba diving for recreational and scientific purposes. Students learn about various aquatic habitats diving in ocean reefs, freshwater quarries, springs, rivers, and lakes. Dive certifications are held every semester and trips are planned throughout the year locally and overseas to give students the opportunity to explore the diversity of ecosystems around the world.
To learn more about MU SCUBA, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/muscuba.
Society of Physics Students
The main objective of SPS at Marshall is to have fun as a group. We encourage interested students in the sciences, and physics in particularly, to develop and grow in their knowledge base of science and physics related research, develop a strong collegiate bond between faculty and students, promote public interest and awareness in science in general and specifically physics, and recognize high levels of student achievements by means of a Sigma Pi Sigma induction.
To learn more about SPS, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/society-of-physics-students.
Women in Cyber
Women In Cyber (WInC) is a student organization to bring all students with the common goal of closing the gender gap in technology together. Women In Cyber’s mission is to help bridge the gender gap in technology on and off-campus by providing tech education, networking, leadership development and community outreach opportunities for females of all ages. As of January 2020, WInC is now an official student chapter of the national Women In Cybersecurity (WiCyS) organization (https://www.wicys.org/student-chapters).
To learn more about WInC, please visit https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/womenincyber.