• The Indian Cultural Student Association celebrates Holi, a festival of colors.

  • The SVM Surgery Club offers suture labs throughout the year.

  • The Undergraduate Student Government Association.

  • The Women in Medicine student organization prepares for a production of “The Vagina Monologues”.

  • Religious student organizations host a bi-annual interfaith potluck.

  • One Health, One Medicine plays a prominent role at SGU, including as part of the OHOM Movement club.

  • Members of the Significant Others Organization trick-or-treat around campus during the Fall Festival.

Student Organizations

St. George’s University student organizations are centered on different areas of student life: cultural, religious, social, academic, professional, and community service. The Office of the Dean of Students, cognizant of the benefits of active student involvement, offers support for over 65 student organizations in Grenada, and for students in clinical rotations. Students seeking additional information on organizations and student associations that support the following categories may contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Business Students’ Association is an organization geared at fostering students’ interests in the world of business. We aim to develop students’ strengths and marketability by providing opportunities for professional development, entrepreneurship, team building, networking, and other areas that can assist persons pursuing careers in business. The organization also enjoys giving back to the community through charitable donations and volunteerism.

ECO’s mission is to facilitate environmental awareness through research and education. ECO hopes to raise public awareness about issues affecting marine and terrestrial ecosystems through school forums and lectures at SGU conducted by visiting lecturers and scientists. Moreover, we hope to raise awareness through local school competitions and presentations. Additionally, the group hopes to disseminate their own research to the general public and student body relating to the environment. The issues to be highlighted in our awareness campaigns include pollution, poaching, over-harvesting of local species, climate change, and exploration of unidentified organisms that have not been listed under Grenada’s species list.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Students Association (HS³A) was duly incorporated to represent both the academic and non-academic interests of its members. HS³A’s aim is to ensure that all its members are well-rounded through a number of events it intends on organizing and executing, namely: academic week, brown-bag seminars, and workshops. While HS³A is primarily for those within the Humanities and Social Sciences Department. It is open as well to those with the desire to create, invoke, change and enlighten. In a contemporary society that is swiftly advancing with each passing day, being OK will ensure your continued existence, but it is in the distinguishing of one’s self from the competition that the individual would ensure not only his/her continued existence, but that of others. This is the unyielding objective of the Humanities and Social Sciences Student Organization; To Create, To Inspire, To Enlighten, To Change — HS³A.

The Management Information Systems and Information Technology Association shall serve as a focus at SGU for all M.I.S. and I.T. students and other members of the SGU community interested in technology, its management, and other similarly related affairs. The Club shall also be active in organizing activities aimed at fostering interaction among the technology-based community. In addition, The Club will also introduce, in-depth, the technological field and its surroundings to the rest of the SGU community as well as outside SGU.

The PBSO was developed with the main aim of promoting scientific research in the biological Sciences and increasing awareness of chronic and prevalent diseases in Grenada. We seek to provide future scientists and physicians with opportunities that will nurture and foster professional development. This organization aims to increase the academic performance of students in the Biology and Pre-Med department and to provide members with leadership skills critical for the work world. Finally, we wish to create a bond among members that will last beyond the walls of St. George’s University through hosting a number of events such as guest lectures, workshops, seminars, visits to health care facilities, and a variety of social activities. The club is open to anyone who is interested in the biological sciences.

The St. George’s University Nursing Student Association endeavors to elevate the standard of the nursing profession and promote the advancement of the nursing career through student unification, education, and the practice of the discipline within the University and the outer community. This will be done through community outreach programs that include regular visits to the local homes and shelters, educational lectures, and seminars that will address some of the pertinent healthcare issues facing the nursing profession and Grenada today.

The mission of AAARF is to provide financial relief to those students or faculty members of St. George’s University who opt to rescue sick or injured companion animals in need of emergency care and are without ownership. The Angels in Armor Organization of St. George’s University is a group of volunteers dedicated to encouraging Good Samaritan behavior in our community as well provide an outlet to save the lives of animals that would otherwise be euthanized for lack of financial capabilities. AAARF intends to promote and advance emergency medicine and critical care as a specialty for veterinary students through demonstrations, case studies, and lectures.

The Exotics and Wildlife Society works to increase veterinary knowledge and experience with unique, non-traditional animals for all levels of veterinary students at St. George’s University. Our organization focuses specifically on providing opportunities for student learning in the areas of an avian, laboratory animal, marine, reptile, wildlife, and zoo medicine. By working with a wide variety of excellent faculty and visiting professors, we are able to offer students lectures, hands-on wet labs, and other activities focusing on these diverse categories of veterinary medicine.

Feral Cat Project is a student-run trap-neuter-release (TNR) organization that provides free sterilization and vaccination to Grenada’s wild felines. Our mission is to improve the health and welfare of feral cats through population control and provide a public health benefit through proper vaccination. FCP provides valuable surgical experience for third-year veterinary students and opportunities for faculty and student research. Foster and adoption services, as well as medical care, are also provided to cats and kittens under executive board discretion.

The mission of the SGU Integrative Veterinary Medicine Club is to allow students to gain knowledge and understanding of holistic and alternative therapies within the context of veterinary medicine.  The SGU Integrative Veterinary Medicine Club will provide an environment that will enable students to combine the traditional medical knowledge gained in their coursework with alternative therapies such as acupuncture, low-level laser therapy, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, and rehabilitation.  Students will therefore be able to become more familiar with these practices and augment their veterinary knowledge.

The IVSA exists to benefit animals and people by harnessing the potential and dedication of veterinary students to promote the international application of veterinary skills, education, and knowledge. IVSA wants to raise the overall standard of veterinary education by increasing international and intercultural exchange of ideas and knowledge by organizing student exchange programs and attending international congresses and symposiums. We also hope to encourage students to undertake education in important areas outside their normal training.

The Large Animal Society strives to enhance veterinary education by conducting hands-on wet labs and lectures significant to the large animal professions. Through student representatives from professional organizations such as The American Association of Bovine Practitioners, The American Association of Equine Practitioners, The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, and The American Association of Swine Veterinarians, LAS remains current on all major topics of large animal medicine. An island outreach project provides care for the diverse population of large animals on the island.  

The Students of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) coordinates chapter functions; organizes special lectures and seminars; promotes the exchange of ideas and information among students in all terms within and outside of St. George’s University; promotes the development of professional knowledge, ethics and conduct; and represents its members in matters that concern them, both as students and future veterinarians.

The St. George’s University Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine promotes interest in the specialties of cardiology, neurology, oncology, large animal internal medicine, and small animal internal medicine. SCACVIM also supports individuals interested in pursuing residencies and internships in any field by the advancement of knowledge through informative lectures, hands-on wet labs, and open forums discussions with our outstanding faculty and visiting professors.

The Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (SCASV) is a student organization established to advance the practice of shelter medicine by promoting interest and raising awareness among SGU veterinary students. SCASV will achieve this goal, in line with the goals of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, by providing its members with lectures and hands-on labs taught by professionals currently in the Shelter Medicine field. SCASV will also focus on disseminating valuable resources and current research to those members seeking a future career in Shelter Medicine.

SCAVP is a student organization established to promote interest and provide learning opportunities within the field of veterinary pathology. To achieve this mission, the VPC is designed to facilitate student interactions with pathology faculty and board-certified veterinary pathologists. Regularly scheduled learning activities include guest speakers, various necropsy wet labs, histopathology slide sessions, and career guidance. Wet labs, learning sessions, and guest seminars will revolve around the many different career paths within veterinary pathology: diagnostic pathology, forensic pathology, wildlife, and exotic pathology, toxicologic pathology, as well as academia and research.

The Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology works to introduce veterinary students to the practice of reproductive medicine in a wide range of species. Using wet labs, lectures from specialists, and hands-on experience, we provide an educational foundation as well as technical skills for students interested in the field of animal reproduction. Material learned in this club will be applicable for all future practicing veterinarians.

SNP’s mission is to work with Spay Neuter Pothounds in the sterilization of dogs and cats in Grenada. SNP’s goal is to leave a PAWSitive impact by providing education to the local citizens of Grenada regarding proper animal husbandry and care, and veterinary services to surgical candidates presented for third year St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine students. We provide short term foster homes for surgical candidates that are rejected due to health problems, so they can be rehabilitated, and surgery can be rescheduled. Long term foster homes are also provided for unwanted puppies that need to find permanent adoptive homes and for severely injured or sick patients that need a place to recuperate.

The objective of SVECCS is to encourage the education and involvement of veterinary students in all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine.  SVECCS covers on-call shifts at the Small Animal Hospital assisting the veterinarians in whatever cases come in.  The organization features various lectures from guest speakers and hands-on wet labs based on real-life emergency situations.  SVECCS also offers scholarships, educational reference materials, and give opportunities for internships in emergency and critical care medicine to members.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is the national and international voice for Canada’s veterinarians, providing leadership and advocacy for veterinary medicine. The priority of the organization is to act as a leader on national veterinary issues and animal welfare advocacy.

The SVMSC will further the knowledge and skills of the student body by introducing students to the basics of surgery as well as advancements and new techniques being applied to surgery. The SVMSC will provide examples of new and alternative techniques in the surgical field for all species. The SVMSC will collaborate with human medicine and the development of trans-species surgical adaptations.

The Veterinary Business Management Association is a student-driven organization dedicated to advancing the profession through: Increasing business knowledge Creating networking opportunities Empowering students to achieve their personal and professional goals.

The mission of the Veterinary Student Herpetological Society (VSHS) is to improve veterinary education in herpetological medicine through the exchange of ideas and educational materials, by educating members about Grenada’s unique herpetofauna, and by giving members hands-on experience with the club’s live animal collection.  Additionally, as the first international student chapter of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), the VSHS strives to promote the conservation of the health and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through public education, captive breeding, and reptilian and amphibian habitat preservation. In March 2008, the VSHS became a registered student organization at St. George’s University.

As an international chapter of the American Medical Students Association, this group promotes active improvement in medical education, world health care delivery, and the enhancement of social, moral, and ethical obligations of the medical profession. The St. George’s University chapter has on average 600 AMSA members- making us one of AMSA’s largest chapters.

The Business in Medicine club aims to integrate the worlds of business and entrepreneurship with the field of medicine. There is an increasing need for physicians to adapt to the growing relationship between the medical industry and the business industry that it belongs to. This club will encourage all medical students to understand the logistics and management required to run a medical practice, establish their role in the hospital setting, or even obtain a position on a medical board.

We aim to highlight and develop the pivotal skills of professionalism, ethics, public speaking, entrepreneurship, knowledge about health insurance companies, and the government impact on medicine. Additional areas of focus consist of developing team building and leadership skills, which encourages students to provide a comfortable workplace environment. Emphasizing the importance of knowing when to lead, when to let others lead, and having the ability to inspire others to lead, will altogether provide a better cohort of future physicians.

The Dermatology Interest Group Association (DIGA) was nationally founded with the purpose of providing support for students considering a career in Dermatology. It will provide opportunities for students to form productive relationships between other students, residents, and program directors on topics pertinent to a career in Dermatology as well as foster a forum for communication and accurate information exchange.

The Chapter at St. George’s University School of Medicine is dedicated to the recruitment, success, and retention of students interested in a field of Dermatology as a specialty, sub-specialty, or area of research. Contributions will be made to the surrounding community through the utilization of members’ training and subsequent skills.

Students from a variety of backgrounds choose to join the EMC to learn more about Emergency Medicine, help the local Grenadian community, and get a jumpstart on their clinical years through several hands-on workshops. The club regularly invites guest speakers to talk with students about the field of Emergency Medicine, obtaining residencies, and recent advances that have been made in the field. All students are welcome to join.

The Society is a non-profit educational and humanitarian institution. The purposes are:

  1. to promote the pursuit of academic excellence and integrity in scholarship and research.
  2. to recognize outstanding achievements in the study, practice, and science of Medicine.
  3. to encourage the highest standards of character, conduct, leadership, ethos, and compassion.
  4. to improve the overall morale of medical students and graduates locally and worldwide.
  5. to promote and, where possible, provide for the public health and welfare of the underprivileged and medically indigent, locally and worldwide.

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is an independent, non-governmental and non-political federation of medical students’ associations worldwide. IFMSA-Grenada joined the international body in 2009 and is the forum for medical students in Grenada to the worldwide IFMSA community, which represents more than 120 different member chapters comprising of over 1 million medical students to the United Nations and the World Health Organization.

IFMSA-Grenada helps our medical students lead initiatives that impact positively the communities we serve and raise concerns about Grenada in a global platform. IFMSA builds capacity through training, projects, and exchanges opportunities while embracing cultural diversity so as to shape a sustainable and healthy future.

The Internal Medicine Club (IMC) at SGU is aimed at exposing students to the practice of internal medicine as well as the many sub-specialties it encompasses. The organization acts as an educational resource to members by providing career guidance, hosting guest lecturers, and conducting clinical skills seminars. One of the goals of the organization is to familiarize students with the general field of Internal Medicine and its many medical sub-specialties in order to provide better insight into what career the student wishes to pursue. Through our clinical skills seminars focused on physician/student interactions, we plan to better prepare SGU students for their 3rd/4th years. By learning about the different training paths offered through internal medicine, it is hoped that students will be aided in thinking about future career goals.

To promote safe, accessible, affordable surgery for all through the tenets of advocacy, education, and research.
First and foremost, to provide valuable experience and education to prospective Pediatricians currently enrolled as students of SGU. Thus, the club aims to avail students with pertinent information that will ultimately support decisions regarding postgraduate specialty. The club aims to educate students with valuable and timely technical teaching provided by clinically active Physicians. As an SGU student organization, the club will ultimately conduct educational seminars, as well as physician shadowing, volunteering, and fundraising operations that aim to benefit the local Grenadian community.

Psychiatry Student Interest Group’s (PsychSIG) mission is to contribute to the overall mission of St. George’s University’s commitment to a diverse international education, while fostering intellectual curiosity, and addressing popular cultural disparities in the field of mental health by nurturing creativity and professionalism, with a focus on psychiatry. PsychSIG is committed to expanding knowledge within a multicultural, biological psychological, and social structure.

The mission of the SGUNS is twofold:

Firstly, it exists to foster and sustain the students’ interest and involvement in neurosciences throughout their basic science and clinical years, with an endpoint of providing students with valuable knowledge in neurosciences and provide insights into medical and research careers within the domain of neurosciences. However, the organization is also intended for students of interests other than in neurosciences.

Secondly, it is designed to provide knowledge, exposure, and valuable and enjoyable experiences from neuroscience-related activities to the local school kids and community. The goal is to stir interests in today’s young students and steer them toward scientific endeavors in the domain of neurosciences that will excite them and benefit humanity.
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians.

The Sports Medicine Club at SGU is a student organization that aims to integrate sports into medicine. With the wide variety of specialties that can aid in keeping a team healthy, our goal is to highlight the path to becoming a sports medicine physician. By going into the Grenadian community, we are able to give back and spread awareness of safe athletics. With the help of guest speakers and hands-on training workshops, we will be able to shape the future of sports by keeping athletes healthy. This group provides students with the opportunity to explore the specialty of Sports Medicine. It’s founded to educate others through lectures, guest speakers, and workshops in the field of Sports Medicine. The club strives to create strong relationships with local sports teams in Grenada while promoting volunteering and community service.

The aims and functions of the organization are to provide the following:

  1. Opportunities to attend lectures given by qualified professionals within the field (Sports Medicine Physicians, Sports Medicine Orthopedics, PM&R Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Nutritionists, and Veterinarians).
  2. Volunteer experiences through relationships formed with surrounding sports teams in Grenada.
  3. Host a philanthropy event to raise money for a charity that is chosen by the club and related to medicine
  4. Opportunities to attend workshops related to Sports Medicine such as imaging, joint injection, concussion management, injury prevention, treatment on-court/field, and many more.

Surgery Club was established for SGU students with an interest in general surgery or any of the surgical specialties. We provide early exposure to the surgical sciences through education and workshops. We also focus on service to the Grenadian community.

WIM is a committee that advocates for the interests of women in medicine, particularly physicians-in-training. We promote women’s health, emphasizing well-being and autonomy and we work for the inclusion of women’s health issues in medical school curricula and continuing medical education. We also work to affirm the basic right of reproductive freedom and to educate women to become full participants in their own health care. For example, as apart of community education, we participate in community Health Fairs and offer breast exam screening, self-exam instruction, resources, and referrals. There are many workshops, guest lectures, and activities planned during each semester to benefit students, staff, and the community.

The American Cancer Society Colors of Cancer Organization works with St. George’s University, the American Cancer Society, and the citizens of Grenada to create a culture of cancer awareness, advocacy, and philanthropy by educating, inspiring, and mobilizing a global community effort to prevent and fight back against cancer.

The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is an organization primarily consisting of MPH, MD, and DVM students. PHSA promotes aspects of public health and preventive medicine through education and activities within the school and community.

Our mission is to promote awareness about Public Health and Preventive Medicine to the campus community and to engage students in service projects that address both global and local public health issues. Topics of interest include but are not limited to environmental health on campus and within the island of Grenada, community health, and community health education.

Our purpose is to improve the understanding of infectious diseases in terms of the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases. The SGU Infectious Diseases Society (SGU IDS) aims to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of infectious diseases across all fields of study at St. George’s University.

Provide a means for SGU students to actively pursue a specialty in Anesthesiology beginning in their basic science and clinical rotation years of training. In order to pursue this goal as a group, we will focus on the following core ideals:

  1. Plan events and workshops with a core emphasis on introducing the practice of Anesthesia to its members, with a focus on providing hands-on opportunities to learn techniques and procedures that are relevant to the practice.
  2. Provide members with detailed information regarding physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, biology, pathology, and behavioral science that is not offered in core science classes. The purpose of this goal is to help provide our members with information that can help them during clinical rotations and PGY years that non-club members may not have been introduced to.
  3. Invite SGU and non-SGU physicians to come to speak to the student body in two presentation forms: video conferencing and in-person. An emphasis will be placed on history, research, advancements, and standards of practice.
  4. Conduct question and answer sessions with senior medical students, residents, and faculty.
  5. Help members with residency applications and connect them with faculty and alumni for shadowing and research opportunities.
  6. Aid in the ability to access information and experiences about the profession and its associated environment.

SHELL is a group of volunteers that are committed to providing care and assistance to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children in the Bel Air and Queen Elizabeth orphanages in Grenada. Many of the children suffer from development, social, and educational inadequacies. Through volunteer interactions the children receive well-needed attention, find a role model, and most importantly have fun. In addition to hosting beach days and holiday parties, the SHELL also helps to address the medical, academic, and other basic needs of the children.

The AFCSA was established to facilitate interactions among African people, people of African descent, and people who identify with Africa at SGU. AFCSA aims to serve as a medium that advances the interests of Africans at the University and displays the beauty of the African culture to the community.

The APAMSA is an organization devoted to spreading awareness and visibility of Pan-Asian culture at St. George’s Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, Undergraduate Studies, and the various professional Schools with the goal of increasing the diversity of experiences of the student body and the island of Grenada.  We are an all-inclusive organization and welcome anybody interested in learning more about Asian culture and being involved with the community of St. George’s and the island of Grenada.

The mission of CanSA is that of information.  While all of us should be focusing mainly on our education while we are here in the Caribbean, very few of us know what awaits us after we have completed our two years of Basic Sciences.  As Canadians, we have special circumstances for our clinical years that many of the other students don’t face, whether they be either American or from another Nation.  While it is possible for any one person to find all of the information that is required of a Canadian student’s progress, which is what former students had to do on their own, this is a very tedious and time-consuming process.  Worse yet is finding out what we can do for residency and licensing as both Canadian and U.S. policies are changing each year.

This is why CanSA was revived.  Our members are now spreading the workload of information gathering not on the shoulders of 1 individual but amongst a group.  Not only does this make it easier for every student to make informed decisions but it also draws us close as a community and gives us one voice of Unity.  As a unified community, rather than many single voices, we will be able to make a stronger case on matters such as policy changes regarding Canadians with International Medical Degrees and residency spots.

The Caribbean Students’ Association will be a focus at St. George’s University community and shall serve as an information and support center for students of all origins, with a prime focus on Caribbean origins and interest in Caribbean cultural diversity and affairs.

Christian Students Association (CSA) is a body of Christian believers seeking to cultivate a community of worship, commitment to prayer, preaching and studying the Word, the celebration of the sacraments, and fellowship across gender, race, age, culture, and class. We aim to equip loving, giving, growing Christians to reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ by evangelizing the lost and ministering to those in need. We have services every Sunday, 11 am at Patrick Adams Hall. The services are composed of a time for worship, a Biblical message given by a member of our leadership team, and a time of prayer and fellowship at the end. In addition to our Sunday services, we have numerous Bible studies throughout the week so there’s always a way to get connected.

Continuing a Jewish lifestyle may appear to be a difficult endeavor whilst in school, however, the Jewish Student Association (JSA) of St. George’s University opens its arms to all, to continue your Jewish heritage, to learn about Judaism, and share your academic interests. JSA has a tight-knit relationship with Chabad Grenada, led by Rabbi Baruch Rozmarin, the Rabbi of SGU. Chabad Grenada hosts weekly Shabbat services, every Friday at 7 pm, and holiday celebrations. Chabad Grenada’s doors are always open for the Jewish students of SGU. A Chabad lounge is located on campus on the top floor of St. George’s Hall.

The term LatinX is inclusive of identities beyond gender, race, and culture. The mission of the St. George’s University LatinX Student Association is to cultivate a community that embodies the diverse population of students across SGU and creates a home away from home. As an organization, we aim to share our vast heritage, traditions, and culture with each other and with the entire SGU and local Grenadian community through multicultural, comprehensive, philanthropic, and innovative events. Furthermore, the organization seeks to promote camaraderie amongst our SGU peers and empower all students to achieve cultural competency.

Allah¬-willing, SGU MSA’s purpose is to serve the Islamic community of SGU by providing functions and services to further Muslim life on and off-campus. This includes, but is not limited to: spiritual and worship services, social networking, and academic support, within the arrangements of the SGU Honor Code, and the SGU MSA Constitution.

The Seventh-day Adventist Students Organization is comprised of Seventh-day Adventist students and staff from around the world. Members range in nationality from the Caribbean region to the African, North, and South American continents. Membership in the organization transcends the barriers of religious affiliation. Our mission is to foster the social and spiritual growth of students through fellowship and to proclaim the love of God and the second coming of Jesus Christ by the way we live. Our vision is to be a perpetual light reflecting God’s truth to the wider community. All are welcome to join and share in the life-changing experience that is the Seventh-day Adventist Students Organization.

The Orthodox Church is the oldest church in Christian history. It is rich in its sacraments, rituals, and teachings. SJOC welcomes all Orthodox Christian Students as well as any other interested members. Our aim is to gain spiritual, social, and personal growth. The club’s mission is summarized by what St. John the Beloved said, “Behold if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11).

The Sikh Student Association (SSA) at St. George’s University aims to provide an opportunity for members of the SGU community to come together in a supportive and healthy environment to spread awareness of the Sikh religion. This organization encompasses the main beliefs of Sikhism such as community service and equality. Everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs, is welcome to the club and are encouraged to join in various activities such as weekly prayer and biannual Langar night.