Student Groups

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is the National Pre-Health Honor Society. Its mission is to encourage and recognize excellence in pre-health scholarship as well as promoting cooperation and contact between health care professionals and pre-health students and educators. AED provides a forum for students with common interests and uses its resources to benefit health organizations, charities, and the community.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephen Watts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Disability Advocates Organization

Disability Advocates Organization

UAB’s Disability Advocates Organization (DAO) is a student-lead group dedicated to shattering stigmas surrounding disabilities to create an inclusive and uplifting community for all students here at UAB. Our group organizes fun and interactive events around campus to help educate our school community on different disabilities, and to encourage students to “see the ability, not the disability."

Founded in Fall 2017, we are a fairly new group on campus and are currently recruiting new members. In 2019, we received the UAB President's Diversity Champion Award in the student organization category.

Whether you are a returning student or new to our community, we would love to have you as a part of our group! For more information on our organization or events, please email Angelina Rizzuto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our Facebook page.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sami Raut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Genetics Club

Genetics Club

The Genetics Club's main purposes are to:

  • meet and discuss current issues and discoveries in the field of genetics
  • enrich UAB students with a passion for genetics
  • provide opportunities for students to learn more about the field through guest lectures
  • introduce career opportunities in the field of genetics

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nicole Riddle, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Marine and Field Biology Club

Marine and Field Biology Club

The Marine and Field Biology Club is focused on:

  • promoting the disciplines of marine and field biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • encouraging understanding and interest in marine and field biology
  • educating students on various careers involving marine and field biology
  • promoting conservation of natural resources and sustainable practices

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thane Wibbels, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn more about the Marine and Field Biology Club

Get Involved

Some activities open for members include trips to clean up the coast, swim with the manatees, tour behind the scenes at aquarium and aquaculture facilities, and visit state and national parks to sample wildlife. The club has several meetings each semester and hosts speakers from various disciplines in Marine and Field Biology.

This organization is open to all undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty from all departments.

Join us on Facebook!


Phi Sigma

Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honors Society

The Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honors Society is a national society devoted to the promotion of research and academic excellence in the biological sciences. Inducted students become qualified for $400 travel grants twice each year (March 1st and September 1st.) Membership is by invitation only. You must be a biology major and have:

  • a 3.0 GPA in biology courses
  • a 3.0 overall GPA
  • 15 hours of Biology classes

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sami Raut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn more about Phi Sigma

Get Involved

If you are eligible, you will receive an email with instructions as to how to join Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society. Invitations for the fall semester will be sent via email directly after assigned-time registration has concluded. If you meet all the requirements listed above and have not received an invitation, please contact us.

We encourage all students, regardless of membership, to join us at meetings and events. We host a variety of speakers and events that provide opportunities for all students, members and non-members.

Please join the UAB Phi Sigma honors society on Facebook to stay in touch with events. You can also contact us through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi

The UAB Sigma Xi Chapter members include undergraduate, graduate students, faculty and staff, and professional scientists and engineers. The Chapter was founded in 1957 and holds a series of monthly seminars at which scientists and engineers share their research and scholarship. The Chapter honors excellence in scientific investigation and encourages a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. The Chapter also encourages and recognizes high-quality scientific and engineering research among undergraduate and graduate students. We nominate/promote undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty, and professional scientists to Associate and/or Full membership in the Sigma Xi Society as members of the UAB Chapter.

Dr. Sami Raut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


More Groups

Bass Fishing Club
Contact: Dr. Adam Vines, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Green Initiative, an environmental service group
Contact: Leslie Hendon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Pre-med American Medical Student Association
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The Minority Association of Pre-medical Students
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