Biology, Society, and Environment (BSE) Club

BSE Club is a place where students can come together to build a community through the major. They have regular meetings and actively participate in volunteering for communities in Minnesota. They host small study groups where students with similar classes can help each other, and students can volunteer to tutor their peers in classes they have already taken. The BSE Club also hosts events that promote the student group and other opportunities within the BSE major.

Geographic Information Science Student Organization (GISSO)

GISSO provides support to students enrolled in the MGIS program, geography department, and others interested in GIS; a forum for presentations in GIS and careers in GIS; opportunities to participate in GIS-related conferences and field trips; and social activities and events for members.

International Society of Geographers, Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness. Information about GES's membership.

Minnesota Urban Studies Student Association (MUSSA)

MUSSA is an educational and social group for urban studies majors, minors, and any other individuals interested in urban studies topics and related fields (geography, architecture, environmental studies, etc.). They aim to provide opportunities for members by way of guest speakers, tours, trips, social activities, and other events. MUSSA strives to serve the community by completing volunteer projects in association with other community groups. Contact Paula Pentel, the advisor if you want to be added to the urban Studies email list.

University of Minnesota Geography Students (UMGS)

Whether your interests align with population studies, cultural geography, globalization, environment studies/science, meteorology, or GIS, all students play a critical role in representing the diversity of our department. The focus of the club will be to connect students with each other and faculty members. Students will have the opportunity to share research ideas, discuss career goals, share internship opportunities, and more. This student group is not, however, currently active, so contact Marco Garcia to get involved in the direction of this group in early September.

Undergraduate Public Health Association (UPHA)

UPHA is a resource for students interested in the public health field. UPHA strives to promote campus health initiatives and community health education through events and community engagement and to serve as a resource for those interested in public health. UPHA also offers students the opportunity to participate in health-related events and activities.

Additional Opportunities

There are additional opportunities to get involved with related interest groups around campus, below are some of our student's favorite groups on campus.



Social Justice