Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR)
Alpha Gamma Rho is an international fraternity interested in the promotion of agricultural and natural resource issues. The UConn chapter maintains an off-campus residential house where brothers can live. AGR is active in many programs sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University.
Contact: Thomas.Hoagland@uconn.edu (Thomas Hoagland, Advisor)
Alpha Zeta is an agricultural service fraternity open to upper-class students of high scholarship. Members participate in public service activities, and attend the annual conclave held each summer. Although events differ from year to year, food drives for poor families, volunteer efforts at soup kitchens and shelters, and visits to homes of elderly are examples of the fraternity's activities. Membership restricted to students in the top 40% of their class.
Contact: Patricia Jepson (Advisor), email@example.com
EcoHusky Student Group, The
The EcoHusky Student Group is a UConn student organization organized in the Fall of 2004. The group organizes projects and events in coordination with the Office of Environmental Policy and other environmentally-oriented groups on campus and in the local community. Students of all majors are invited to join. Past activities have included river cleanups, a trail marking project in the UConn Forest, a sneaker recycling drive, an alternative energy concert, a green car showcase, a biodiesel demonstration event, and a Campus Bicycle Plan support ride. www.ecohusky.uconn.edu/students. Contact: UConn_EcoHusky@hotmail.com
Forestry & Wildlife Club
Forestry and Wildlife Club activities have included hiking, kayaking, bird walks, owl prowls at the UConn Forest, and camping trips. The club also participates in UConn Forest projects including trail maintenance, tree plantings, wildlife habitat enhancement, a Wood Duck artificial nesting box program, apple cider making, and maple syrup production from our own sugar bush and at our own sugar shack. http://www.canr.uconn.edu/nrme/ForestryWildlifeClub.html. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This club promotes interest in horticulture by sponsoring social, educational, and volunteer activities. Membership is open to any student with an interest in horticulture. Activities include the annual Horticulture Show, Cornucopia display and sales, Poinsettia sale, Valentine's Day rose sale, Mother's Day plant sale, volunteer activities, annual educational trips to Longwood Gardens, Garden in the Woods and Arnold Arboretum, speakers at regular meetings, and an annual banquet. The club sponsors a presentation by an "Outstanding Horticulturalist" and a display at the Hartford Flower Show. The club annually contributes up to $1000 towards the Horticulture Club Scholarship endowment. Contact: email@example.com (Dr. Mary Musgrave, Uconn Plant Science Department)
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Related Sciences (MANRRS), UConn Student Chapter
MANRRS is a national society which welcomes membership to people of all racial and ethnic groups to participate in agricultural and related science careers. MANRRS members are encouraged to be full participants in other professional societies for their basic disciplinary and career interests. However, MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support professional development of minorities. It is a springboard for their entry into, and advancement in, careers where they otherwise could be lost in the sheer number and established connections of mainstream participants. For student members, MANRRS provides role models and networking opportunities. MANRRS also offers students opportunities to enhance leadership, organizational and public speaking skills, and to experience professional critique of scholarly work in a "user friendly" environment. Members are encouraged to participate in national meetings of the society. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (Dr. Morty Ortega, Advisor)
The Nutrition Club is an organization composed of students interested in the field of nutrition. While a majority of club members are undergraduate students majoring in Nutritional Sciences, membership includes students in other nutrition-related disciplines. The club serves as an excellent means of meeting peers and developing friendships. Participation in club activities conducted throughout the academic year fosters leadership, enhances communication skills, and establishes the importance of professional service. Annual activities include a faculty-student reception, support for World Food Day, National Nutrition Month projects, University of Connecticut Health Fair booth sponsorship, career seminars, and general departmental service. www.canr.uconn.edu/nusci/hpg/NClub.html. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Nancy Rodriguez, Advisor)
The UConn Outing Club is composed of a group of people who enjoy pursuing outdoor activities. These activities include backpacking, hiking, climbing, biking, kite-flying and kite-surfing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountaineering, caving, and just about any other outdoor activity that interests the club's members. Gear is provided for participants who lack the proper gear necessary to pursue these activities. The Outing Club is a good place to make friends with people who share similar interests. http://outingclub.uconn.edu/. Contact: email@example.com
Pre-Veterinary Club, UConn
The UConn Pre-Veterinary Club is open to anyone interested in veterinary science. The club sponsors trips to veterinary colleges, zoos, and aquaria; invites veterinarians and other professionals to speak at meetings; and holds fund-raising events. Guest speakers have included veterinary college recruiters from Cornell and other universities, and specialists representing areas such as wildlife rehabilitation and the Fidelco Guide-Dog Foundation. Other activities have included serving as stewards for the Windham Kennel Club, assisting with rabies clinics, and participating in the Activities Fair and Homecoming Weekend at UConn. http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ansci/clubs/prevet/foleypages/uconn-prevet-home.html. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Sandy Bushmich, Advisor)
Resource Economics Club
The Resource Economics Club is an organization of students interested in resource economics and agribusiness. Membership is open to all majors. The club sponsors educational programs on careers and internships, and also fosters friendships through social activities, sponsors guest speakers and provides members the opportunity to share pizza, meet friends and have fun.
Contact: email@example.com (Dr. Linda Lee) or Marilyn.Altobello@uconn.edu (Dr. Marilyn Altobello)
Soil and Water Conservation Society, UConn Student Chapter
The UConn Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is a student club open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The chapter began in 1979 and continues to draw much interest today. The UConn-SWCS promotes the wise use of soil, water and related natural resources in Connecticut through advocacy, professional development, and public education. The UConn-SWCS is a part of an international network of society chapters which foster the science and art of soil, water, and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability. www.geocities.com/uconnswcs. Contact: Mchael.J.Turner@uconn.edu (Mike Turner, President)
The Turf Club provides an outlet for students who have an interest in all aspects of turfgrass utilization such as golf courses, athletic fields, commercial and residential lawns, sod production, erosion control, conservation areas, and ornamental grasses. It also serves as the student chapter for various professional organizations associated with the turf industry. During the academic year, members of the Turf Club have the opportunity to attend various turf-related conferences and trade shows. Other activities include site visits to selected golf courses, athletic facilities, sod farms, and other distinctive landscaped areas where turf is important. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Karl Guillard, Advisor)
Wildlife Society, UConn Student Chapter
The Wildlife Society was founded in 1937 as an international non-profit scientific and educational association. We are concerned with the conservation and preservation of wildlife resources for the benefit of current and future generations. We welcome all majors and anyone with an appreciation for wildlife. We have many trips planned for this year, including the Bronx and Central Park zoos, day hikes, camping, whale watching, and several lectures from wildlife professionals. We welcome all majors and anyone with an appreciation for wildlife to come have some fun with our crazy club. Contact: email@example.com (Organizational email)