NORD Students for Rare

If you are a high school or college student who wants to become involved helping people with rare diseases live better lives, we have a great program for you. Students for Rare unites students of all disciplines to spread awareness of rare disease and explore future opportunities working with the rare disease community.

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By joining a Students for Rare chapter or starting a new one, you receive the following benefits:

  • Priority for scholarships to our annual Rare Disease & Orphan Product Breakthrough Summit and Living Rare, Living Stronger Patient & Family Forum
  • Networking opportunities with other students around the country
  • Promoting your major campus events and achievements on NORD’s social media channels
  • Working on special projects for NORD
  • Accessing educational opportunities such as special webinars and student meetings specifically designed for students in the Students for Rare program
  • Branding your club with the NORD Students for Rare Chapter logo on your materials and social media channels
  • Leadership experience and networking opportunities
  • Building your resume
  • Knowing that you’re making a difference by helping people with rare diseases

Chapter Requirements

  • Host at least 3 campus events to promote rare disease awareness and education on campus
  • Become a registered student group on campus
  • Have a faculty advisor
  • Have at least 4 student members
  • Adhere to the NORD Chapter Constitution and Bylaws
  • Submit an annual report summarizing the activities of the previous academic year

Current Chapters

  • Calvin University
  • Central Michigan University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Emory University
  • George Washington University
  • Iowa State University
  • Keck Graduate Institute
  • McGill University
  • MCPHS University, Boston
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Washington State University
  • Wesleyan University

Quarterly Student Newsletter

Sign up for our free quarterly newsletter to high school, undergraduate, and graduate level students. It includes opportunities to get involved, educational resources, and advice for pursuing careers in the rare disease space.

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