Student Organizations

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Black Excellence in STEM (BE-STEM) is a student organization located at San Francisco State University focused on supporting African American/Black students in science, technology, engineering, and math. Our mission is "to empower and support Black STEM students through community!" We will be providing mentoring, various outreach opportunities in the SF Bay Area community, networking opportunities, and future career planning in STEM skills. Currently, we cater to Black students in undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs at SF State.


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Pre-Veterinary Society at SF State

Interested in Veterinary Medicine? Join the PVS at SF State! Our goal is to support students on their journey into vet med and create a place on campus for students to share their passions for animals. This organization provides resources, information, and assistance to students interested in the veterinary medical field!

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)


Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) at SF State is an inclusive and academic student organization that strives to advance the academic, professional and leadership qualities of our students, especially those with underrepresented backgrounds. We host informal social events within the departments of STEM and collaborate with other student and professional organizations. We hold outreach events where we collaborate with local elementary and high schools, showing them the ins and outs of college and how to bring about the most of their college experience. And finally, we hold workshops that involve computational training, networking and help with academic applications or documents for graduate school, fellowships, scholarships, etc.


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WISE - Woman in Science & Engineering

The SF State Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program supports students, faculty, and staff in the areas of science, mathematics, and engineering. The SF State WISE program promotes the impact of women on science, mathematics, and engineering professions, as well as attempts to increase the number of women pursuing a career in these fields at the local, regional, and national levels. The program aims to provide opportunities for all College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) faculty, staff, and students to learn from prominent women scientists and each other through presentations, workshops, and mentoring communities.


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Association of Biology Students

The Association of Biology Students (ABS) is a student organization providing a place for students to have an active voice within the Biology department. The purpose of ABS is to provide a forum for healthy dialogue amongst graduate and undergraduate students with the Biology faculty. This organization will serve as a platform for building a long-lasting and cohesive relationship between the department and the students. The functions of this club include but are not limited to: hosting graduation, conferences, fundraising, mentoring, professional development, and community.

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Pre-Dental Society

The Pre-Dental Society at SF State strives to serve as a resource for students who are interested in pursuing dentistry as a professional career. As a club, we provide opportunities on community outreach, shadowing programs, Kaplan workshops, and dental education.


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Infectious and Emerging Diseases Club

The infectious and emerging diseases club at SF State is focused on bringing together the science community and encourage discussion and awareness on infectious diseases, biomedical science, and health disparities through workshops and seminars. We invite guest speakers from within, and outside SF State to give research talks pertaining to infectious disease, as well as host career-building events. These include, but are not limited to, graduate/professional school application workshops, career panels with successful scientists or medical professionals, research lab workshops, and research presentations. 

Our club offers an inclusive, diverse space, where anyone can feel welcome and appreciated for any cultural capital they bring to the table, regardless of their background.  

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