Student Clubs and Organizations


The Mendel Biology Society is a student-run club, open to students from any academic program within Saint Peter’s University who are interested in topics relating to biology. The Mendel club strives to hold regular meetings, organizes social and educational activities, schedules special events, and helps support the Distinguished Lecture Series. Every spring, the Biology Department and the Mendel Society organize the Mendel Biology Lecture. The Mendel Lecture is the longest-running annual lecture series in the history of Saint Peter’s University. S.A.V.E. stands for Students Against Violating the Earth. This environmental club sponsors an annual Earth Day festival, hikes, and environmental service field trips.

The Tribeta Biological Honor Society requires the following for membership: 3.3 GPA in Biology & General Cumulative for Regular member, 2.8 GPA in Biology & General Cumulative for Associate member, and completion of three or more Biology courses.

The Health Professions Club offers students who are interested in health careers a chance to meet other students who share their own interests. This club holds many events and invites outside speakers to shed light on the pathway to many careers in the health sciences.


Biology students traveled to the Amazon rainforest in Peru

Studying the World

More than 20% of Saint Peter’s students choose to take part in credit-bearing travel courses in India, China, Cuba, and many other areas of the world. They often find the experience life-changing as they make connections between what they learn in the classroom and the unique places they visit. For many students, this is an opportunity to expand their horizons beyond their own experiences. For all students, study abroad trips help shape awareness of the world in which we live.

Not an experienced globe trotter? That’s OK because the faculty who plan short-term study courses arrange travel, hotels, and dining, as well as schedule time for individual exploration. Students enrolling in semester-long travel are part of a university campus abroad, making a
home away from Saint Peter’s campus.


Biology students traveled to the Amazon rainforest in Peru as part of an environmental studies course. The trip required students to immerse themselves in high-impact learning as they studied plants, birds, mammals, and insects along the Amazon River.