Special Interest


The Paranormal Research Club at Iowa State University is an organization meant to bring students together to conduct preliminary research in order to perform paranormal investigations. These investigations can then be analyzed further, with an end goal of finding logical explanations for our observations. Our goal is to conduct research in the most unbiased and professional way possible, by going into these situations with a mindset of inductive reasoning, rather than deductive reasoning. We hope to foster critical thinking, credible research practices, and community among students.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File ConstitutionPRC.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 28
ISU Members 2
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members All ISU students
Allowed Officers All ISU students
Membership Qualifications Membership is open to is open to all registered students at Iowa State University.
Membership Restrictions To be an officer, you must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at ISU and have a GPA of at least 2.0.
Elections/Selection Elections will take place at the end of the spring semester.
Meetings Meetings will occur approximately twice per month.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Members will have the opportunity to join a specific committee, and from there, the committees will break apart and work together during each meeting. There will also be time for committees to present their findings and status updates. Speakers may occasionally be brought in to present to the club.

Description of Special Events

We plan on traveling to potentially paranormal locations in order to conduct field research. These locations will in the state of Iowa, will be determined by a trip planning committee, and may include overnight events. Members are not required to attend these events, and they may just partake in the regular club meetings if they wish.