Student Clubs & Organizations
Renewable Materials major, James Boulger, explains the merits of Forest Products Society club membership to a group of interested students on Clubs Day 2013.
The College of Forestry hosts a variety of students clubs and organizations to help students meet new friends and colleagues, participate in regional and national conferences and workshops, develop leadership and teamwork skills, enjoy recreational activities, and get involved in the fields of forestry and natural resources! Each of our clubs is listed below with contact information and general information about their activities. To reach our CoF Student Club Office, please call 541-737-4670, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the specific officer for the club you are interested in (contact information below).
College of Forestry Clubs
- Ambassadors for Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
- American Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
- Forest Products Society, OSU Student Chapter
- Forestry Club
- International Forestry Students Association, OSU Student Chapter
- Society of American Foresters, OSU Student Chapter
- Xi Sigma Pi
- Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
- Student Association for Fire Ecology, OSU Chapter
Ambassadors for Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ambassadors for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources have the opportunity to develop and enhance their public speaking, time management skills, individual and group dynamics, prepare for student and pre-professional success and engage in activities that promote the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Forestry. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to attend on and off-campus recruiting events; travel to high schools throughout the state and make presentations; attend professional conferences, industry and alumni events; engage in the marketing and promotion efforts of both colleges; and host students and parents to campus.
To learn more, visit the official Ambassadors website.
Brittany Goltry, Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment Programs
American Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
Founded in 1934, the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies.
The OSU ASPRS student chapter is a club for students who are interested in photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, and/or mapping. The club anticipates meeting once a term or more to listen to recognized speakers who are involved in spatial research. The club also plans to take field trips and engage in activities that promote professional development.
Michael Wing, Faculty Advisor
Jonathon Burnett, President
Forest Products Society, OSU Student Chapter
The aim of this student chapter of the national Forest Products Society is to encourage a spirit of fellowship among forest products students, faculty, and industry personnel, and promote awareness about forest products and forest products issues. Officers include a president, vice-president, secretary/treasurer, and project coordinator. Membership is open to anyone interested in forest products. Activities include social events, hosting guest speakers, and field trips to local industries and mills.
David Smith, Faculty Advisor
Elijah Wilson, President
The primary function of the club is that of an informal social group providing a means for interaction between different majors within the forestry profession, and promoting student interaction and activities with regard to forestry. The club organizes and sponsors numerous intercollegiate events, such as a logging sports team, forestor's ball, woodcuts, forestry club olympics, charity events, ski trips, and outdoor recreational activities. The club also works closely with the College administration to assist with various College events.
A current and future aim of the club is to create a closer relationship to the local community by sponsoring charitable fundraisers and donations. The Forestry Club is rich in tradition and has provided many valuable experiences for its members outside the academic arena.
To learn more, visit the official Forestry Club website.
Brent Klumph, Faculty Advisor
Braden Britt, President
International Forestry Students Association, OSU Student Chapter
OSU-IFSA was founded in October 2005, and is currently the only active chapter in the U.S. IFSA represents forestry students from all over the world, facilitates communication among members, and offers opportunities for student exchanges, seminars, excursions and forestry competitions. IFSA now includes 52 forestry student associations in 33 countries. It is headquartered in Freiburg, Germany.
OSU-IFSA goals: enrich the formal education of OSU students by giving them a more global perspective on forestry issues; contribute to professional preparation for forestry students; promote networking among students and professionals from several disciplines; encourage improvements in forestry and natural resources education internationally; and provide opportunities to socialize with students from many countries. Regardless of the emphasis on forestry, the chapter is open to all OSU students and all topics related to conservation and natural resources find a forum at our club.
To learn more, visit the official OSU-IFSA website.
Chris Knowles, Faculty Advisor
James Boulger, President
Society of American Foresters, OSU Student Chapter
OSU was granted a charter by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) in the fall of 1980 to form a student chapter. Student members must be undergraduate or graduate students in programs closely related to forestry and natural resources. Both faculty and students are welcome.
The goals of the SAF Student Chapter are to promote professionalism in the field of forestry, encourage interaction between professional foresters and students, provide opportunities for taking part in active forest management projects, and help educate the public about forest resources and their management. In addition, the SAF Student Chapter strives to build fellowship among students and provide an opportunity to openly discuss and debate forestry issues.
SAF activities include a job fair, managing a Christmas tree farm, hosting guest speakers, participation in community natural resource education, and travel to State and National SAF Conventions.
Sam Delano, Chair
Xi Sigma Pi
Xi Sigma Pi, a forestry honor society, was founded at the University of Washington in 1908. The Zeta Chapter was established at OSU in 1921.
The society's objectives are to secure and maintain a high standard of scholarship in forestry education, to work for the upbuilding of forestry, and to promote productive relations among earnest workers engaged in forestry activities.
Examples of Xi Sigma Pi projects include the annual Xi Sigma Pi Chili Cook off and an End of the Year barbecue.
Claire Montgomery, Faculty Advisor
Jacob Hoffman, Forester
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, OSU Student Chapter
The purpose of this association is to immerse students into the emerging world of the civilian unmanned vehicle systems industry through hands-on experience with platform development and testing, complimented through industrial partnerships and exposure to innovative technology applications. The student chapter at OSU will convene at least twice each term for guest speakers or unmanned vehicle demonstrations.
Michael Wing, Faculty Advisor
Jonathon Burnett, President