Student Organizations

Biology Club

Valpo’s Biology Club meets monthly and hosts social activities as well as opportunities for students to serve together. To learn more, please email the Biology Club faculty advisors, Dr. Bugajski ( and Dr. Nunnelly ( Upcoming events »


Biology Club brings together people who are interested in life. The club hosts picnics, parties, trips to the dunes, movie screenings, and even opportunities to go fly fishing. Participants get to know other science enthusiasts, make new friends, and connect their studies with life beyond the classroom.


The club’s slogan is “putting biology into service!” Members often spend time together outdoors working to maintain and restore Indiana’s natural environment. 2021-2022 service opportunities include:

  • Participating in stream restorations
                         September 2021
  • Performing pumpkin research with the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center (as shown in the image to the right!)
  • Setting up a haunted biology lab for the family-friendly VU “Haunted Labs” event
  • Fundraising for World Malaria Day to donate protective mosquito nets to at-risk communities 


The Biology Club is led by students, and all members are welcome to suggest and assist with club activities. Executive board members take on additional responsibility. The club holds leadership elections at the end of each spring semester. The 2021 officers are:

  • President – Payton Wills
  • Vice President – Demi Brown
  • Treasurer – Ellison Pratley
  • Secretary – Alice Abegunde
  • Historian – Sophia Panfil
  • Relations Officer  – Leslie Cornejo
  • Webmaster – Natalie Graf
  • Faculty Advisors  Drs. Bugajski and Orozco-Nunnelly (as shown here during the pumpkin research event!)


Pre-Med Club is open to students from many majors who are interested in medicine and public health. Members get many opportunities to have fun, serve the community, and learn more about allied health professions. Their events include:

  • Job shadowing
  • Local volunteer work
  • Medical missions
  • Socializing with fellow students
  • Visits to professional schools

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Valpo’s environmental group is dedicated to the principles of conservation, recycling, and environmentalism.
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