Student Organizations

Duke NeuroCare

NeuroCare's mission is to raise awareness by educating Duke students about neurological and psychiatric disorders and their prevention, advocate for research for cure, and help build a support system for those suffering from neurological disorders. NeuroCare seeks to accomplish this mission through a three-pronged approach: awareness, advocacy, and action. To inform students and other members of the Duke community about neurological disorders and diseases, NeuroCare will periodically set up booths with flyers and pertinent information, advocate for the support and funding of neurological research, and take direct action by interacting with people affected by neurological disorders. Learn more by visiting NeuroCare's Facebook page.

Duke Synapse

The goal and purpose of Synapse is to support undergraduate students at Duke University academically, professionally, and socially. We will focus on events that enhance our members' conceptual and factual understanding of neuroscience and neurology as well as promote networking in a social setting. Learn more by visiting Synapse's website.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI at Duke is an on-campus branch of the national organization and was recognized by Duke University as an official undergraduate organization as of late September of Fall 2015. In the brief period since official recognition, NAMI at Duke has rapidly grown to more than 600 members, nearly 100 executive officers and has been lauded in the Huffington Post for organizing several impactful events focused on overcoming the stigma associated with mental illness at Duke university. NAMI at Duke members and officers now fervently work on over 45 key projects to benefit the mental health of its affiliated undergraduate community. NAMI at Duke consists of a Chief Executive Branch of 7 cabinet members in addition to a Sub-Committee Branch that includes 82 senators. Outside of the executive board, NAMI at Duke is supported by 527 official undergraduate members. For information, visit the NAMI at Duke Facebook page.

Neuroscience Majors' Union

The Neuroscience Majors’ Union (NMU) aims to represent the needs and interests of both prospective and declared Neuroscience majors and minors. The NMU provides unique social and academic opportunities that encourage the growth of the Neuroscience community at Duke, adding a richer layer of experience to the Neuroscience major. For information, visit the NMU web site.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. Membership in Psi Chi recognizes a student's academic achievement and interest in psychology. Psi Chi is an honor recognized by prospective graduate programs and employers. Founded in 1929, Psi Chi is one of the largest honor societies in the United States with over 990 chapters. Duke has been a chartered member for over 40 years. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. To achieve these goals, Psi Chi offers a wide range of local, regional, and national programs ( including awards to fund research, conventions where undergraduates can present research, and the opportunity to publish research in its journal, Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. For information, contact Dr. Ruth Day at

Psychology Majors Union

To join, please contact the Dr. Bridgette Hard.