Student Organizations

The CSULB Gerontology Program is proud to host The Gerontology Club, made up of three distinct "arms:" the Gerontological Society of America Student Chapter, the Delta Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega Gerontology Honor Society and Dreamcatchers.

One of only a few "pilot" chapters, the CSULB Gerontological Society of America Student Chapter aims to foster professionalism, service and networking among its members, with the support of the internationally-based GSA.

Sigma Phi Omega is a national honor and professional society for gerontology students. Membership requirements include: A minimum 3.3 GPA for undergraduate students or a minimum 3.5 GPA for graduate students, completion of at least one term in a gerontology program, and a demonstrated "capacity for and commitment to leadership and achievement in gerontology and their related fields of professional study" (www. Students with an interest in gerontology from any major are considered for membership.

Dreamcatchers (officially "Hospice Dreamcatcher Foundation, Inc.) partners high school and college chapters with a hospice to fulfill the final wishes of hospice patients. The CSULB chapter of Dreamcatchers was started by Masters in Gerontology alum, Amanda Paiz, in 2019. Students from any discipline are invited to join the club and participate in the granting of "dreams."

Please contact faculty advisor Mary Marshall ( for more information.