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Geoscience Graduate Student Organization

The GGSO is a student organization dedicated to the Geology graduate students in the School of Geosciences. Membership in GGSO provides opportunities to attend field trips to local areas of geologic interest, participate in community-based service projects, participate in academic and career-building workshops, and have an active voice in departmental affairs. Members of GGSO work closely with members of the Geology Alumni Society and the Geology Club in activities planning and departmental events.

GGSO often secures funding from the Student Government Association of USF to provide travel grants for graduate students in geology to attend professional meetings and conferences.

While the primary responsibility of GGSO is to the graduate student body of the School of Geosciences, its membership is open to students, staff, and faculty members from all academic levels and interests.

Visit the GGSO website!

Gamma Theta Upsilon - Kappa Kappa Chapter

GTU is an international geographic honors society founded 1928. Members meet high academic requirements and share an interest in geography. The main purpose of the honors society is to further professional interest in Geography by affording a common organization for those interested in this field, to advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation, and to create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of Geography. Chapter activities support geographic knowledge/ awareness but also support department/personal comradery and a growing sense of community at USF.

Qualifications as established by the National GTU Organization include: (i) Completed a minimum of 3 geography courses, (ii) Completed at least 3 semesters of full-time college course work, (iii) Rank in the top 35% of your class with an overall GPA of 3.3, (iv) Maintain a 3.3 GPA in geography courses.

We are excited by the possibility of having you join our honors society!

GTU KK membership is open to any and all students, staff, and faculty members from all academic levels and interests that meet the qualifications. Members do not have to be geography majors.

Visit the GTU-KK website or see our Facebook page.
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Student Environmental Association

The Student Environmental Association (SEA) is dedicated to all things green and sustainable, both on campus and in the community. Since 2006 we've engaged in volunteer activities, educated students about the environment, and worked towards making USF more environmentally-friendly. We've made great strides on campus in that time: boosting recycling efforts, successfully campaigning for the Student Green Energy Fund, and hosting numerous outreach events like our annual Greenstock.

SEA is also committed to creating environmental leaders equipped to solve the problems faced by our generation. In 2011 and 2013 we attended Power Shift, a national convergence of youth leaders fighting for a clean energy future. There, we were empowered by leading environmentalists and fellow students alike. Stories of success from conference trips like this inspire us to continue creating a more sustainable campus, and achieving successes of our own.

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