Student Organizations

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Club Geography

Club Geography is open to all university students with an interest in geography or environmental science. Club Geography is an official student organization recognized by The University of Alabama.

Through the Club, students organize group outings and events such as canoe trips, hiking trips, overnight camping, football tailgating, and a guest speaker series. The Club also organizes efforts for Geography Awareness Week, Earth Day, and other volunteer activities.

For more information, contact the Club Geography President, Alex Fries.

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Members of GTU are recognized for their achievement in the field of geography. For induction, students must have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in geography after a minimum of three courses, have completed at least three semesters of university work, and must share an interest in promoting geographic knowledge and awareness.

For more information about GTU, contact the faculty sponsor, Craig Remington, at

UA Student Chapter of Forest Stewards Guild

The university has an official student chapter of the national organization, Forest Stewards Guild. The Forest Stewards Guild practices and promotes responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. The Guild engages in education, training, policy analysis, research, and advocacy to foster excellence in stewardship, support practicing foresters and allied professionals, and engage a broader community in the challenges of forest conservation and management. The UA Student Chapter hosts guest speakers, organizes volunteer efforts with community partners, visits area schools in coordination with Project Learning Tree, and provides educational and recreational opportunities such as tree ID hikes, float trips, and camping trips for members. Any students interested in natural resources management are welcome to join.

For more information about the UA Student Chapter of Forest Stewards Guild, contact the President, David Phillips.