Gerontology Learning Opportunities

  • At MSUM we’re committed to providing you the best opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills throughout your entire university career. You’ll be able to explore your passion as part of campus organization or gain hands-on experience by collaborating with community organizations for service learning and internship opportunities.

  • MSUM’s Gamma Eta Rho Omega chapter of the national academic honor society in gerontology, Sigma Phi Omega, recognizes excellence of those who study gerontology and aging. The chapter serves as a link between students and the Fargo-Moorhead community in order to promote interaction, sharing of concerns, discussion of issues, and service activities.

    Membership is open to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Gerontology. You must be in at least your second term of enrollment with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Contact faculty advisor Dr. Sue Humphers-Ginther at humphers@mnstate.edu for more information.

    You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in the field under the direction of MSUM faculty and community professionals. Fargo-Moorhead is home to a wide variety of volunteer organizations and service providers to give you valuable, hands-on learning while still in school.

    You and your classmates may have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led trips to conferences, including the Minnesota Gerontological Society Annual Conference and the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference.