Student Organizations

Build your network

Make connections that matter.

Joining a student organization is a great way to make friends, find job leads and improve the world around you.

MSU organizations (program specific)

Team up with like-minded classmates outside of school.

If you’re interested in dietetics, there are also professional organizations you can join.

Student looking through a microscope.
Student organization

Society for Cell and Molecular Biology

The best source for everything CMB.

Student standing in front of fruit and vegetable posters.
Student organization

Student Dietetic Association

Promote the values of dietetics, nutrition and overall wellness.


Have bigger goals in mind? Join a pre-professional club.

You’ll have a head start on graduate school and a better idea of what you want to pursue.

Dental office set up with chair and overhead light.
Student organization

Pre-Dental Society

Strengthen your credentials for dental school.

Health care student taking notes during a lab class.
Student Organization

Pre-Medical Society

Find resources and support that help you reach your top goal: Getting into a medical school.

Students in a pharmacy lab.
Student organization

Pre-Pharmacy Society

Explore your options for pharmacy school and make connections in the field.

Two students studying together.
Student organization

Pre-Physician Assistant Society

Preview the role of a PA, do job shadowing and build your readiness for graduate school.

Student organization

Pre-Optometry Club

Discover what it takes to become an optometrist – someone who provides vision and eye care services.

Professional organizations

These organization don’t have direct ties to Missouri State, but they’re still worth joining.

You can expand your contacts and learn more about your future profession.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Join the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

If you’re a dietetics major, it’s recommended you join AND by the fall semester of your junior year.

As an AND member, you receive:

  • The Journal of American Dietetics.
  • Liability insurance.
  • Reduced rates for products and meeting fees.

Missouri Academic of Nutrition and Dietetics (MOAND)

By joining AND, you’re automatically granted membership into the Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MOAND). MOAND meets once a year.

The Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Southwest Region (SW-MOAND) holds four meetings a year. Registration fees are covered through your AND membership.

Students are welcome at MOAND and SW-MOAND events. Non-members will have a small fee to attend. Members may attend all events at no cost.