Academic Clubs and Societies
Davidson supports numerous academic clubs and student-run organizations that promote cooperation and coordination among other students, faculty members, and industry professionals working within diverse areas of study.
Alpha Epsilon Delta
The Alpha Epsilon Delta Society aims to encourage excellence in premedical scholarship while promoting cooperation among students and educators that ultimately benefits health organizations, charities and the greater community.
Association for Women in Mathematics
Our purpose as an AWM student chapter is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
American Chemistry Society - Student Affiliates
To afford an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted; to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional associations; to obtain experience preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences; to foster spirit among the members; to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences; and to foster awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemists.
Davidson College Debate Club
This club will present an opportunity to engage in spirited civic discourse in various forms, including the tradition of debate. This club accepts people of all levels of experience and is open to adding more formats if there is a demand for them. We will regularly debate within our college and later on we will participate in invitationals and regional/national competitions.
Davidson College Neuroscience Club (DCNC)
The Neuroscience Club offers students interested in Neuroscience a forum for dialog about relevant topics including ethics, neurophilosophy, and current research. The organization provides opportunities to interact with those who treat, investigate, and manifest neurological disorders, as well as means to engage in public education directed towards promoting understanding of and appreciation for the nervous system within the college and greater community.
Eta Sigma Phi
Since 1929, Davidson College has hosted the Alpha Nu chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for students of Latin and/or Greek. Any student who earns a B or higher in a Greek or Latin course is eligible for initiation.
Females in Computer Science and Information Technology
FICSIT is an all-female club for women interested in computer science and web development. The mission of the club is to provide a safe and comfortable space for female programmers/computer scientists to foster out-of-classroom learning experiences and to encourage creativity and exploration in the computer science community. The club goal is to complete a programming project or web program that directly benefits the Davidson College community.
Davidson Investment and Financial Association (DIFA)
The Davidson Investment and Financial Association manages $350,000 of the college's endowment. The student-run club was founded on the principles of education and the college's need for an effective and unique way to educate the student body about the stock market.
The Ethics Bowl facilitates thought and discussion of the important moral and ethical issues of today both in and out of competition.
Health Occupation Students of America
The purpose of HOSA-Future Health Professionals is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.
Leadership, Empowerment and Advocacy Diverse Abilities (LEAD)
LEAD will facilitate visibility, inclusion, & support for students and issues related to disabilities, learning differences, and attention deficit at Davidson College. LEAD recognizes that students with learning differences and other disabilities can be academically successful and campus leaders. By providing a system of support through study halls, workshops, and a mentor program for new students, along with an Education Task Force, responsible for bringing speakers to campus to discuss current disability issues and raising community awareness, LEAD seeks to empower students to reach their potential and fully embrace the college experience at Davidson.
Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS)
Founded in 2007 to bring together underrepresented premedical students with shared goals and ideals, MAPS aims to support students in their efforts to impact the healthcare community and to provide them with opportunities to do so.
Mock Trial Association
Mock Trial Association members gain hands-on knowledge about the theory and practice of law in the United States. Teams participate in trial advocacy competitions throughout the school year.
Omicron Delta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa encourages collaboration among members across the five phases celebrated by Omicron Delta Kappa: scholarship, athletics, service, communications, and arts. Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, Omicron Delta Kappa honors and develops leaders through scholarships, workshops, career opportunities, leadership resources, and a lifelong connection to other members.
Order of Omega
Order of Omega is an academic honor society open to the top 3% of the Patterson Court Council community. The honor society is open to juniors and seniors who exemplify leadership and scholarship.
The Pre-business Society is a network of Davidson students pursuing post-graduate education or careers in business. It provides a forum for discussion among students with similar goals, and aims to provide educational and networking opportunities for its members. It also offers career preparation and assistance with graduate school applications.
The Pre-dental Society aims to promote the awareness of dentistry as a career and to provide aid and support to predentistry students at Davidson.
The Prelaw Society seeks to educate Davidson students about legal issues and education, and serves as a resource for students considering careers in the legal field. It arranges visits to law firms and law schools and invites legal professionals and educators to speak on campus. It also organizes affordable LSAT preparation courses and counsels students pursuing law school admission.
The purpose of the Pre-nursing Society is to motivate and supply a supportive network for students interested in nursing at Davidson as well as in the admission process to professional nursing school. This society encourages students to use the knowledge gained at Davidson to benefit the community and nursing profession.
Pre-PhDs of Davidson Science
PODS is a group that brings together students who wish to pursue a PhD in some area of science post-Davidson. The group facilitates discussions, lectures, and other events in order to prepare students for life in graduate school.
Pre-physician Assistant Society
The Pre-PA Society seeks to bring together and inform students who are interested in a possible career as a physician assistant. We hope to create an environment where students can learn more about what it means to be a physician assistant and the necessary steps one must take as an undergraduate student to get there.
The Pre-veterinary Society supports students interested in careers in animal sciences. It also aims to raise awareness of animal-related issues in Davidson.
The Africana Society
The Africana society acts as a liaison between students and faculty surrounding the Africana discipline. The Africana society focuses on development of students immersed in the Africana discipline. In the spirit of Africana, this society aims to bring the lesson from the classroom and apply it to the "real world".
Society of Physics Students
The purpose of the Davidson Chapter of the Society of Physics Students is to support the Davidson physics community. To this end, the society encourages interest in physics throughout academic and social realms, provides support for those involved and participating in those areas, and introduces students to the professional physics community outside Davidson. Anyone who likes any aspect of physics, whether it's in the classroom or on a Neil DeGrasse Tyson TV special, can become a member.