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Student Organizations

There are many opportunities to apply your knowledge through the organizations supported by our department.

Gamma Theta Upsilon Honors Society

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 Honors Society

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

WVU SGE Chapter Adviser: James Lamsdell

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 (AAGP)

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.  Learn more about the AAPG on WVU Engage and the AAGP website at

Adviser:  Amy Weislogel