Student Clubs & Organizations
CoF students explore club opportunities during Clubs Day 2014
The College of Forestry sponsors a variety of student clubs and organizations to help students:
- meet new friends and colleagues
- participate in conferences and workshops
- develop leadership and teamwork skills
- get involved in the fields of forestry and natural resources!
CoF Student Club Office
Ambassadors for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources have the opportunity to develop and enhance their public speaking, time management skills, individual and group dynamics, prepare for student and pre-professional success and engage in activities that promote the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Forestry. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to attend on and off-campus recruiting events; travel to high schools throughout the state and make presentations; attend professional conferences, industry and alumni events; engage in the marketing and promotion efforts of both colleges; and host students and parents to campus.
Brittany Goltry, Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment Programs
American Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
Founded in 1934, the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies.
The OSU ASPRS student chapter is a club for students who are interested in photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, and/or mapping. The club anticipates meeting once a term or more to listen to recognized speakers who are involved in spatial research. The club also plans to take field trips and engage in activities that promote professional development.
Michael Wing, Advisor
Diverse Perspectives in Forstry Group
The Diverse Perspectives in Forestry Group (DPFG) seeks to foster an inclusive environment by supporting and promoting diverse perspectives in the College of Forestry community. We focus both on creating learning opportunities as well as taking action to positively impact the social environment of the College.
We welcome undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and all others with an interest in diverse perspectives in forestry and other environmental fields.
Randi Shaw, Coordinator
Forest Products Society, OSU Student Chapter
The aim of this student chapter of the national Forest Products Society is to encourage a spirit of fellowship among forest products students, faculty, and industry personnel, and promote awareness about forest products and forest products issues. Officers include a president, vice-president, secretary/treasurer, and project coordinator. Membership is open to anyone interested in forest products. Activities include social events, hosting guest speakers, and field trips to local industries and mills.
Maya Giddings, President
The primary function of the club is that of an informal social group providing a means for interaction between different majors within the forestry profession, and promoting student interaction and activities with regard to forestry. The club organizes and sponsors numerous intercollegiate events, such as a logging sports team, forestor's ball, woodcuts, forestry club olympics, charity events, ski trips, and outdoor recreational activities. The club also works closely with the College administration to assist with various College events.
A current and future aim of the club is to create a closer relationship to the local community by sponsoring charitable fundraisers and donations. The Forestry Club is rich in tradition and has provided many valuable experiences for its members outside the academic arena.
Nikki Parry, President
Chase Kinion, Logging Sports Captain
International Forestry Students Association, OSU Student Chapter
OSU-IFSA was founded in October 2005, and is currently the only active chapter in the U.S. IFSA represents forestry students from all over the world, facilitates communication among members, and offers opportunities for student exchanges, seminars, excursions and forestry competitions. IFSA now includes 52 forestry student associations in 33 countries. It is headquartered in Freiburg, Germany.
OSU-IFSA goals: enrich the formal education of OSU students by giving them a more global perspective on forestry issues; contribute to professional preparation for forestry students; promote networking among students and professionals from several disciplines; encourage improvements in forestry and natural resources education internationally; and provide opportunities to socialize with students from many countries. Regardless of the emphasis on forestry, the chapter is open to all OSU students and all topics related to conservation and natural resources find a forum at our club.
To learn more, visit the official OSU-IFSA website.
Lani Nguyen, President
Society of American Foresters, OSU Student Chapter
OSU was granted a charter by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) in the fall of 1980 to form a student chapter. Student members must be undergraduate or graduate students in programs closely related to forestry and natural resources. Both faculty and students are welcome.
The goals of the SAF Student Chapter are to promote professionalism in the field of forestry, encourage interaction between professional foresters and students, provide opportunities for taking part in active forest management projects, and help educate the public about forest resources and their management. In addition, the SAF Student Chapter strives to build fellowship among students and provide an opportunity to openly discuss and debate forestry issues.
SAF activities include a job fair, managing a Christmas tree farm, hosting guest speakers, participation in community natural resource education, and travel to State and National SAF Conventions.
Jessica Kessinger, Chair
Xi Sigma Pi
Xi Sigma Pi, a forestry honor society, was founded at the University of Washington in 1908. The Zeta Chapter was established at OSU in 1921.
The society's objectives are to secure and maintain a high standard of scholarship in forestry education, to work for the upbuilding of forestry, and to promote productive relations among earnest workers engaged in forestry activities.
Examples of Xi Sigma Pi projects include the annual Xi Sigma Pi Chili Cook off and an End of the Year barbecue.
Mychal Westendorf, Forester
International Society of Arboriculture, OSU Chapter (Arbor Club)
ISA is the premier tree care organization in the world. This new OSU Chapter will bring education to students.
Daniel Gleason, President
VFSA (Veteran's Association)
The mission of the Veterans and Family Student Association is to provide an organized support group of students to facilitate and share knowledge of issues and benefits effecting military veterans, including active duty, Guard, and Reserve, military recruits, and their families at OSU.
Jake Green, President
Student Association for Fire Ecology
The purpose of the Student Association for Fire Ecology is to provide students with an open forum on fire ecology through which research can be shared, networks formed and funding and information resources accessed.
Teresa Wicks, Lead Officer
John Bailey, Advisor