Chapter for National Honor Society in Neuroscience Approved


Saint Francis University was recently approved to shelter a chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience. The chapter will be the ninety-first charter to have been granted since the National Neuroscience Honor Society was established in 2006, and the eleventh in Pennsylvania. The Saint Francis University chapter designation is “Kappa in Pennsylvania (k in PA).”

Nu Rho Psi is a non-profit, grass-roots organization comprised of faculty and undergraduate neuroscientists. The purpose of Nu Rho Psi is to: (1) encourage professional interest and excellence in scholarship, particularly in Neuroscience; (2) award recognition to students who have achieved such excellence in scholarship; (3) advance the discipline of Neuroscience; (4) encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in Neuroscience and related fields; (5) promote career development in Neuroscience and related fields; (6) increase public awareness of Neuroscience and its benefits for the individual and society; and, (7) encourage service to the community.

Membership is by invitation and is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of Neuroscience one of their interests and who meet other academic qualifications. Students who become members of Nu Rho Psi are selected based on their superior scholarly accomplishments as well as their interest and experience in research. 

Benefits of membership in Nu Rho Psi include:

  • membership is for life and it is often a springboard for networking and research collaboration;
  • professional development and a co-curricular educational focus on the study of the nervous system; 
  • regional and national meetings where young neuroscientists from around the country gather to share scientific findings; 
  • competitive travel awards for members to attend and present their research at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting; 
  • competitive research grants to facilitate our member’s senior theses or other scholarly projects; 
  • grants available to promote University educational and community initiatives;
  • mentorship through publications, and support to foster other outreach activities of the Society

For more information, contact SFU Chapter Advisor, Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg.

About Neuroscience at SFU

The Neuroscience minor at Saint Francis University is an interdisciplinary program of study. Students examine the relationship between the brain and behavior from a variety of perspectives, including biology, chemistry, psychology, and philosophy. The aim of the minor is to allow students to enhance their understanding of how neuroscience relates to their majors and careers.

While the minor is open to any student, the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Minor pairs particularly well with majors in BiologyChemistryPsychologyExercise PhysiologyOccupational TherapyPhysical Therapy and Physician Assistant Science.

Learn about a Neuroscience Minor