Several organizations provide an opportunity for UT School of Dentistry students to become familiar with activities of professional societies. These include:
All students regularly enrolled at the School of Dentistry are members of the Student Association, which coordinates a number of student-related activities. The Student Council serves as the governing body of the Student Association. Members of the Student Council are elected from each class. Students may also participate in University of Texas Health Science Center student organizations such as the Student InterCouncil.
Fraternities represented at the School of Dentistry are Delta Sigma Delta and Psi Omega. Rush is conducted by the Interfraternity Council. You will be provided more information on Dental Fraternities during Orientation.
Mu Mu Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honor Dental Society, was established in 1940. This society provides recognition for those students who have been outstanding in their class during their four years of training at the School of Dentistry. Members of the graduating class who warrant such consideration, in the opinion of faculty members of OKU, are recommended to the officers of Omicron Kappa Upsilon for membership in the honor society. The chapter annually recognizes the top 10 percent of the first-year class at the OKU Awards Convocation in the spring.