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Student Organizations

Student Organizations and Fraternities

There are numerous active student organizations on campus which students can join and where they can network with classmates with similar interests. Refer to the Student Handbook or contact the Office of Student Affairs (Room 503) for the contact names of all associations and groups.

Below are the Professional Student Organizations and Fraternities.

  • AAPHD – American Association of Public Health Dentistry
  • ADEA – American Dental Education Association
  • ADS – Asian-American Dental
  • AGD – Academy of General Dentistry
  • ASDA – American Student Dental Association
  • CMDA – Christian Medical Dental Association
  • Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity
  • HPFL – Health Professionals for Life
  • HSDA – Hispanic Student Dental Association
  • IRON – Interprofessional Relationship Outreach Network
  • LIGHT: High Council
  • Muslim Student Dental Society
  • Odontological Honor Society
  • Pre-Oral and Maxillofacial Society
  • Pre-Orthodontics Society
  • Preparation Pays
  • Psi Omega Fraternity
  • Pre-Periodontics Society
  • SCADHA – Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists Association
  • SNDA – Student National Dental Association
  • TAWD – Texas Association of Women Dentists
  • ZIPS – Xi Psi Phi Fraternity

Dental Fraternity History

The Professional Dental Fraternity aims to promote the high ideals and standards of its profession; to advance the professional knowledge and welfare of its members; and to provide a medium through which its members, with a common interest, can develop lifelong friendships. 

Four fraternities constitute the American Dental Interfraternity Council and are officially recognized by Texas A&M College of Dentistry.  They are:

  • Alpha Omega, founded in 1907;
  • Delta Sigma Delta, founded in 1882;
  • Psi Omega, founded in 1892; and
  • Xi Psi Phi, founded in 1889. 

These fraternities have over one hundred and forty undergraduate chapters on the campuses of the dental schools in this country and around the world.  It is estimated that eighty-five percent of the active men and women in the dental profession have fraternity affiliation.

Dental fraternities play an important role in the social, community and professional activities at the College of Dentistry and all students are encouraged to participate.  Through these organizations you can participate in sports, visit private dental practices, meet dental professionals, learn about practice opportunities, and participate in volunteer activities in the community.

Fraternity Rush takes place in the spring when a series of fraternity-sponsored activities are held over a week-long period.  All first year dental students in good academic standing are eligible to participate in Rush which is a great time to enjoy the camaraderie of classmates and form lifelong friendships with other students and faculty.

Rush takes place in March when a series of fraternity-sponsored activities are held over a weeklong period. All first year dental students in good academic standing are eligible to participate in rush, which is a great time to enjoy the camaraderie of classmates and form lifelong friendships with other students and faculty.