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Student Organizations

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates 

The American Chemical Society Student Affiliates is a science-based community service organization dedicated to the promotion of chemistry and chemistry-related fields. The ACSSA primarily accomplishes this goal by managing the tutoring sessions at the Chemistry Learning Center on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7-10 p.m. 

The ACSSA also holds an annual research symposium in the spring semester to encourage both undergraduate and graduate research endeavors. A chemistry magic show is presented to celebrate National Chemistry Week. This organization has consistently earned a Certificate of Achievement from the National American Chemical Society, and has been the recipients of grant funding from the North Central West Virginia ACS Local Chapter. The ACSSA chapter at WVU received an honorable mention award for their activities in 2013-14.  

Phi Lambda Upsilon 

Phi Lambda Upsilon is a chemistry honorary comprised of graduate and undergraduate students. The organization seeks to promote scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry. This was the first honor society dedicated to a single scientific discipline. 

The Tau Chapter of Phi Lambda Upsilon at WVU honors the society’s traditions by encouraging socialization with fellow chemists, no matter the division, through annual gatherings and celebrations. We show our appreciation to our discipline by co-hosting an annual lecture series in honor of Friend E. Clark, the namesake of our campus building. Clark Lecture Series speakers have included a number of Nobel Laureates and Distinguished Professors from across the globe. We also participate in campus and community events, such as a chemistry-themed children’s day and by giving to charitable causes such as Relay for Life.