Our students are not only dedicated care givers and hard-working students. They are passionate go-getters who take the time to follow their interests beyond optometry as well. In the classroom and in the clinic, we are a dedicated team working hard together, but sometimes it’s nice to focus on something that isn’t school. The clubs and organizations on campus help you connect and build relationships through your shared interests.
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Black Student Union
The Black Student Union supports students of the African diaspora academically, culturally and socially by fostering meaningful mentor relationships between black students and practicing optometrists. They also provide leadership and service opportunities to optometry students and encourage undergraduate students to pursue a career in optometry.
The cultural diversity at ICO has increased exponentially over the past several decades. As a result, the MCA is organized to promote the understanding of the diverse cultures within the ICO and IEI communities.
Private Practice Club
This club prepares students to enter private practice by deepening their understanding of the business aspects of the profession. Monthly, the club offers presentations or panel discussions on practice management. Sample topics include associating with a doctor, practice acquisition, practice management, finance, and marketing.
This group focuses on LGBTQ health, specifically within optometry, and hopes to foster a community for queer students here at ICO as well as to build solidarity with other marginalized groups on campus. Queer Eye hopes to advocate for the LGBTQ community and help ICO students become better, more inclusive doctors of optometry.
The student branch of VOSH, SVOSH‘s objective is to provide vision care to those who do not have access to professional care. Students accompany a practicing OD on mission trips to examine local residents and distribute eye glasses free of charge.
Tomb & Key Honor Society
Founded in 1934 to recognize academic excellence and to promote ethics within the field of optometry, Tomb & Key is ICO’s highest academic honor organization. Students are eligible for membership during their second year if they achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.