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Gerontology Club

The purpose of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Gerontology Club is to foster an environment in which students and community members who are passionate about working with, and for, older adults can join together to promote successful aging, engage in intergenerational activities, and provide service opportunities to an aging population. This club is open to all UAPB students as well as faculty, staff, and community members. We invite all generations to be a part of this organization.

The goal for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Gerontology Club is to be an outlet for students to network and participate in activities with peers and others who share the same interests. We would love for you to join us in our aging related adventures this year!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Gerontology Club, please email your contact information to 

Sigma Phi Omega

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served.

The goals of SPO are achieved primarily through activities of local chapters, and secondarily through efforts of the national office and officers. Local chapters serve as links within their respective communities to promote interaction between gerontology educators, students, alumni, and local professionals. The chapters provide opportunities for personal and professional interaction, sharing of concerns, discussion of issues, and service activities.

SPO seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.