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Getting involved in student organizations is a great way to meet others who share your neuroscience interests, learn more about the topics important to you, and find out more about events and careers in neuroscience-related fields. Involvement in such organizations can open important doors for post-college opportunities and is viewed positively on applications for graduate and medical programs. We strongly encourage undergraduates to get involved in student organizations, whatever their focus. This page lists just a few of the organizations that ut neuroscience students are active in:


Synapse is an organization for students with a strong interest in neuroscience research. Synapse meets weekly to host discussions with UT researchers and review journal articles.  The Synapse website can be found here and the Synapse facebook page can be found here.

NURP (Neuroscience Undergraduate Reading Program)

NURP is a mentorship program for undergraduate students who want to develop their interests on a specific neuroscience topic. Each undergraduate is paired with a neuroscience graduate student with common interests to review and discuss journal articles together. 

Other Organizations

Because of the wide range of interests of neuroscience students, is difficult to compile a complete list of relevant student organizations. Hornslink is a great way to find out about groups and activities here on campus. The following organizations might be of particular interest for neuroscience students. (If you are a member of an organization and would like to add contact information to this list, contact Susan Cushman with your request.


Natural Sciences Council

Health Careers Mentorship Program

Kappa Rho

Hispanic Health Professions Organization