Stony Brook’s vast array of clubs and organizations can broaden your horizons, prepare you for a career, or just give you the time of your collegiate life. Find out more at this fall’s Involvement Fair; in the meantime, we’ve chosen to profile three clubs just to give you a taste.
About the Club: The Pre-Veterinary Society helps prepare students for a career in veterinary science by providing resources and opportunities, while also giving animal enthusiasts on campus a place to meet.
Types of Activities: The club offers talks with distinguished veterinarians and wildlife conservation experts, specialized advising sessions, clinical workshops and off-campus trips to gain a variety of veterinary experience, and hosts on-campus events like “De-Stress with Therapy Dogs” during finals week.
Who Should Join: Anyone interested in animals and animal care is welcome, not just future veterinarians. The club offers many activities for animal lovers, too.
About the Club: The Fencing Club promotes and teaches the Olympic sport to beginners while helping more seasoned fencers sharpen their skills on campus.
Types of Activities: The club offers fun and informative training exercises focused on form, physical conditioning and bladework, and invites competitive members to attend multiple weekend-long competitions each semester.
Who Should Join: Students looking to learn a sport that’s fun and relatively easy to pick up is invited. No experience required — the club’s nationally ranked veterans will help! Equipment is provided, just bring proper workout attire, sneakers and water.
How to Join: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or search Facebook for “Stony Brook Fencing.” Feel free to drop in for practice!
Music and Medicine
About the Club: Awarded “Best New Organization” at the Student Life Award Ceremony last year, Music and Medicine brings the joy of music to the field of medicine through live performance for people who are usually unable to attend concerts.
Types of Activities: Volunteers perform at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters and nursing homes. Join weekly bedside performances at Stony Brook University Hospital, concerts in Long Island for veterans and children, and fundraisers to support mental health services and other medical causes.
Who Should Join: Undergraduate musicians interested in using their talent to make a difference in our community.
For more student resources and campus life tips, visit stonybrook.edu/for-students.