Joining an academic student club is a great way to make friends and learn more about your field of study. In the Geosciences we have two clubs to choose from, the Geosciences Club, and the Geography Honors Society Club, Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU). 

Geosciences Club

The Geosciences Club is a Student Chapter of AIPG (American Institute of Professional Geologists) and a Student Chapter of AEG (Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists). Both professional organizations send speakers each year to give talks to our students.

For more information about the Geosciences Club, please search for West Georgia Geosciences Club on facebook, or contact the Club Advisor, Randa Harris, at

 Gamma Theta Upsilon

gtuGTU is an International Geographic Honors Society ( Our Epsilon chapter at West Georgia is dedicated to geographic education the environment, and public outreach. We have two service projects each year: Geography Awareness Week, organized by National Geographic, and Rake the Lake. Geography Awareness Week takes place every November brings college students into local elementary schools to get children excited about Geography. Rake the Lake takes place every April at Lake Carroll and along the Green Belt. For more information, contact club advisor Dr. Georgina DeWeese,


 American Institute of Professional Geologists

 American Instiotute of Professional Geologists logoThe American Institute of Professional Geologists (, founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 7,800 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.  For more information, contact Dr. Randy Kath,

 Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists

The Association of EnAssociation of Environmental and Engineering Geologists logovironmental & Engineering Geologists ( contributes to its members’ professional success and the public welfare by providing leadership, advocacy, and applied research in environmental and engineering geology.  For more information about AEG on the UWG campus, please contact Randa Harris,