Dear biology majors and other interested biologists,
We the Biology Club and the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors group welcome you to Elon University. The Biology Club is an organization of the students in the Biology Department at Elon. It provides both biology majors and non-majors with an opportunity to get involved with biology-related extracurricular activities through its biweekly meetings and other scheduled events. The club is supervised by two faculty members in the biology department, with several students serving as club officers.
Meetings are organized by the club officers and include a wide range of topics from presentations by faculty speakers to discussions with Elon alumni about post-graduate experiences and other interesting areas in the field of biology. These presentations are followed by question and answer sessions in which students have the opportunity to learn about the speakers’ ongoing research and / or career-related information.
The club also sponsors several social events over the course of the year such as trick-or-treat at McMichael, field trip to the zoo, and end-of-the-year barbeque. While these are some of the activities we have done in the past, the meetings and activities are structured around the interests of the new club members each year. In fact, we encourage the club members to introduce new / fun ideas during our open discussions.
These meetings and activities are designed to not only be valuable in furthering students’ knowledge in the field, but also to invite students to interact with their classmates and form new relationships in a social, relaxed setting. In addition to the relationships developed among members of the club, many find that it provides a less formal environment to interact with professors in the department. This allows students to meet interesting professors who they may not have had in class or just get to know their current professors better outside the classroom.
The club is also affiliated with the Sigma Mu chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Honors Society, which recognizes outstanding performance within the biological sciences. Students who excel in biology are encouraged to join and be honored for their academic accomplishments. An annual induction dinner is held each spring to celebrate new members.
We as a club hope that you will join us in broadening our scientific knowledge, forming new relationships, and just having fun. I wish all of you the best of luck here at Elon and hope to meet you soon at one of our upcoming meetings or other social events.
Steve Greenberg '11
President of the Tri-Beta Biology Club