Inactive Student Organizations

Princeton student organizations rely on student initiative and leadership. We maintain this list to inspire current students to revive or build on ideas of past prehealth students.

  • Princeton Pre-Dental Association (PPDA) The goal of the Princeton Pre-Dental Association (PPDA) is to create a small, intimate community to encourage pre-dents to support one another to become better pre-dental students and share their enthusiasm and interest in dental careers with one another and underclassmen. PPDA plans on having DAT prep sessions and study breaks that encourage manual dexterity. Additionally, they plan to invite distinguished speakers and to organize dental volunteer opportunities.
  • Princeton for Palliative Care is a student group advocating for increased awareness around palliative care, through organizing fundraisers for palliative care organizations, inviting webinars/speakers in the field, and promoting local hospice volunteering.

  • Princeton Premedical Society (PPMS) The mission of the Princeton Premedical Society is to foster a sense of community among Princeton's aspiring health professionals - undergraduate students with diverse academic interests and a wide range of social and extracurricular experiences. This student-run, independent Society emphasizes cooperative learning and helps to connect its students with each other, the Office of Health Professions Advising, and alumni who are engaged in medical education and the practice of healthcare or medical research. Activities of the Society typically include providing peer advising, as well as supporting relevant events or trips, determined by members' interests and availability. 
  • Princeton Pre-Veterinary Society provides students interested in pursuing careers in the veterinary field with resources, support, and information regarding the veterinary school application process, possible career paths, and other opportunities.
  • Princeton Varsity Athlete Pre-Medicine Society (PVAPS): A supportive community aiming to bring athletes together who are premed, provide resources that may be hard to access outside of HPA office hours, and connect premed athletes with student-athlete alumni now in medicine.
  • Be Jersey Strong Health Reform Movement: This initiative was established in Fall 2015 to mobilize students interested in implementing health reform efforts in NJ by talking one on one with uninsured individuals about their health care options.

    Email questions to [email protected].
    • Insure Jersey (previously Be Jersey Strong) is a grassroots student movement assisting with the implementation of health insurance reform here in New Jersey. Many individuals are eligible for the health care marketplace but remain uninsured, and research suggests that for these remaining uninsured, it takes one-on-one, in-person conversations to make the decision to enroll. We train and mobilize student volunteers to have such conversations with the uninsured throughout the state.
  • Finding the Match: raise awareness of leukemia/lymphoma
  • GlobeMed: partnered with a clinic in Uganda and address health inequalities.
  • Health in Princeton Schools: increase health awareness in local elementary schools
  • Homefront Health Initiative: worked with Homefront to focus on health and education for children who are homeless.
  • Ivy League+ Pre-health Society: Founded by Rachel Kulchar '23, this club spans every Ivy League university, MIT, Duke, U Chicago, and Johns Hopkins. This club promotes networking opportunities between students at top universities who wish to pursue a career in health, medicine, or research. Students will learn about health and research-related opportunities, hear from renowned and distinguished speakers, and receive personalized mentorship.
  • The Latino Medical Student Association, Princeton Chapter The purpose of the LMSA+ PU is to acknowledge the health needs of the Latino community, as well as to promote the interests and support of those undergraduate premedical students who identify themselves as Latino students of Princeton University through social, cultural, educational, political and other activities. We're a part of LMSA Northeast.
  • The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is a program created by the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) to offer guidance and support to undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in medicine.  

    SNMA is an organization dedicated to people of color and underserved communities.  Through various initiatives, SNMA aims to increase the degree of diversity in the medical profession by promoting levels of minority student recruitment, admissions, and retention in schools training healthcare professionals.  These efforts will work to improve the number of “clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians” ( 

    SNMA members work with MAPS chapters at nearby undergraduate institutions to advise them about the medical school application process, the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), and to serve as mentors to undergraduate students to help them successfully matriculate into medical school.  The MAPS chapter at Princeton organizes fundraising activities to benefit health-related causes, publishes newsletters with advice for minority prehealth students, hosts study halls during exam periods, and much more! Everyone is welcome to join, so please feel free to stop by any MAPS meeting or event.

  • Music is Medicine: perform for elderly individuals and patients in hospitals

    • Princeton Music Outreach (merged with Music is Medicine) brings together musicians from Princeton with local nursing homes, assisted living homes, and hospice communities. We strive to make a difference through music, which has a great power to help people relax, love, and enjoy their lives. In the past we have put on different themed concerts for these residents, such as a Valentines and Christmas themed performance. We try to put on several performances each semester, and we have a lot of fun!

  • Princeton Journal of Bioethicsestablished in 1997, is the oldest undergraduate journal of bioethics in the world. The primary goal of the Journal is to provide undergraduates an arena for the discussion of current issues in bioethics including genetic engineering, reproductive rights, stem cell research, and euthanasia. The Journal serves as a resource for students and professors of bioethics, as well as a representation of undergraduate work in bioethics. Working with a Technical Review Board of leaders in education, medicine, science, and ethics, the Journal strives to provide material of the highest quality. The Journal's readership extends throughout the globe, and it is distributed at national bioethics conferences and associated committees.

  • Princeton Disability Awareness: connect with young people with disabilities.
  • Princeton Health Initiative (PHI) is a student organization that partners with the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF), a grassroots nonprofit organization committed to serving the low-income Latino immigrant communities of the Mercer County region. Adults have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and are facing financial distress and a lack of resources. Students are now forced to learn virtually in difficult home environments while also taking on the burden of caring for their families, especially younger siblings. PHI is committed to helping these students and adults by, respectively, creating mental health wellness lessons and providing education about resources that are available to them that can help in these difficult times. ContactJen No '22
  • Princeton TropicalClinics for Rural Health (TCRH) is the founding student chapter of an initiative led by TropicalClinics, a 501(c)3 U.S. nonprofit with the mission of building one-of-a-kind health centers in rural areas of developing nations, starting in Kenya. Through implementing dedicated fundraising efforts and facilitating frequent rural health activism events, TCRH chapters provide direct support for the mission of TropicalClinics to bring quality health care to underserved rural populations in developing nations, while in the process fostering the development of their members as future leaders in the global health field.
  • Operation Smile is an international medical charity that provides free reconstructive surgeries for children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. They are one the world's largest medical charities with over 5,000 volunteers worldwide. Each Operation Smile surgery costs as little as $240 and can take as little as 45 minutes. Operation Smile is one of the few non-governmental organization's that allow high school, university, and medical students to volunteer on missions.
  • Relay for Life: raise money for the American Cancer Society. This money will be used to fund cancer research, provide better support resources for cancer patients and survivors, and to raise general awareness about cancer and its effects on daily life. 
  • Students vs. Pandemics Princeton seeks to alleviate the burdens posted by COVID-19 and make a positive impact in times of crisis. Contacts: David Eniola '23 and Paulina Przygonska '22.
  • Unite for Sight: raise awareness and funds for eye surgeries in Ghana