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Student Organizations

Honor Societies

Gamma Theta Upsilon

The department is home to a chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon. Gamma Theta Upsilon is an international honor society in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness. GTU supports graduate and undergraduate travel to various conferences. Learn more about GTU.

WVU GTU Chapter Adviser: Maria Perez 


The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon

The department is home to a chapter of  The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, an earth sciences honor society.

WVU SGE Chapter Adviser: James Lamsdell 

Student Organizations

Geo Grad Group

Geo Grad Group is an organization aimed at helping geography and geology graduate students, providing a platform where graduate students can come with issues they are facing and provide an official voice. GGG creates opportunities for graduates in geography and geology to interact with each other, faculty and related professionals. GGG provides fundraising and community service opportunities to provide additional travel funds for students attending academic conferences and events.

Imperial Barrel

WVU Geology students can be a part of Imperial Barrel and enter a global competition through the AAPG. University teams analyze a dataset of geology, geophysics and production in eight weeks. Each team then delivers their results in a 25-minute presentation to a panel of industry experts. WVU Geology has placed highly in Imperial Barrel over the years.

Adviser: Jaime Toro

Maptime Morgantown

This collaborative team focuses on providing an open learning environment for GIS while working on humanitarian outreach and community data creation projects. They connect volunteers and professionals by providing technical training while providing opportunities to create local geographic data using OpenStreetMap.

Advisers: Jamison Conley and Brent McCusker

Remote Sensing Club

The purpose of the club is to kindle discussion, advance education and create volunteer and career advancement opportunities in the field of remote sensing. Remote Sensing Club will also serve as the WVU chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and, as such, shares its core mission and values.

West Virginia University Student Chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists

The student chapter seeks to encourage professional growth, community, and inclusivity among its members by promoting and supporting membership in professional organizations, planning geologic field trips’ social events, acts of community service, and promoting diversity in the student organization.

Adviser: Amy Weislogel

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