Nu Rho Psi

The purpose of Nu Rho Psi is to:NRP logo smaller

  • encourage professional interest and excellence in scholarship, particularly in neuroscience;
  • award recognition to students who have achieved such excellence in scholarship;
  • advance the discipline of neuroscience; encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in neuroscience and related fields;
  • promote career development in neuroscience and related fields;
  • increase public awareness of neuroscience and its benefits for the individual and society; and
  • encourage service to the community.

What are the benefits of membership?

Nu Rho PsiThe first and foremost benefit of Nu Rho Psi membership is the honor and recognition of academic excellence. Almost all graduate schools and employers ask for a list of honors. Membership in Nu Rho Psi is a way of building these credentials. Members receive membership certificates and lapel pins as an indication of the honor. Beyond this, Nu Rho Psi membership is a springboard for the networking of like-minded colleagues interested in the study of the brain. The society offers travel awards to undergraduate members who wish to attend the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) and Society for Neuroscience Annual Meetings. As the Society transitions to a regional structure over the next few years, there will be regional and national meetings where neuroscientists from around the country will gather to share scientific findings. News and information is available to members via the Nu Rho Psi online newsletter.

What is the cost?

Membership in Nu Rho Psi is for life and the induction fee ($40.00 for students; $50.00 for faculty) is the only payment to the National organization.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates should have completed two Neuroscience courses, at least one of which is a core class in the NBB major and have a GPA of at least 3.5/4.0. In addition, membership is largely based on showing extracurricular interest in the fields of neuroscience and behavior and genuine interest in participating in the activities of Nu Rho Psi.

Executive Board: Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

President: Cami Poole
Class of 2021

Vice-President: Jay Talati
Class of 2021

Secretary: Julia Zhong
Class of 2021

Treasurer: Eva Kuzyk
Class of 2021

Event Chair(s): Andy Marati (2022) and Val Berenshtein (2021)