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Skidmore College
Neuroscience Program

Nu Rho Psi

Nu Rho Psi is a national honor society for neuroscientists of all levels.

The purpose of Nu Rho Psi is to:

  • 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.

Skidmore maintains a local chapter of Nu Rho Psi. To become part of the organization, a student must meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 semesters of college curriculum completed
  • A minimum of 3 courses towards the NS major completed
  • Students should be registered as an NS major
  • 3.4 overall cumulative GPA
  • 3.5 Neuroscience major GPA
  • High standards of personal behavior and a two-thirds affirmative vote from the current chapter members.

Inductions are held every fall. Please contact our faculty sponsor, Dr. Sarita Lagalwar (slagalwa@skidmore.edu) for more information on how to apply.