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Geography Club

Geography Club is an active student group that plans hikes, camping trips, and other fieldtrips; they organize events for Geography Awareness Week each Fall and for Geography Spring Poster Session.

GIS Club

The GIS Club is a registered student organization (RSO) established in 2011 with undergraduate and graduate student members from many different departments. The mission of the GIS Club is to promote and expand interest in GIS within the SIU community, and help members build a portfolio of geospatial skills and knowledge for their future careers.

Gamma Theta Upsilon

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded on May 15, 1928 and became a national organization on May 15, 1931. In January 1969, GTU became an International Geographical Honors Society. The local chapter, Lambda, was founded in 1936. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.

SIU SENSE (Students Embracing Nature, Sustainability, and Environmentalism)

SIU SENSE (Students Embracing Nature, Sustainability, and Environmentalism) is a campus organization that provides a platform for collective student-led action on environmental and sustainability issues. Formed from the student group known as Eco Dawgs that led the campaign to establish the SIU Green Fee and Sustainability Council, the group has long been at the forefront of pushing for a more sustainable university. More recently, SENSE has spearheaded the SIU Fossil Free campaign, aimed at ending SIU’s longstanding ties with the fossil fuel industry and getting the university to take action on climate change. Aside from political action, SENSE also engages in a wide range of other activities relating to sustainability and the environment, including volunteer work, nature outings, and environmental education.

SIU Sustainability

SIU Sustainability student groupSouthern Illinois University is committed to sustainability. The SIU Sustainability Council is comprised of faculty, staff, and students.

Julia Sanabria internship photoThe Council believes that institutes of higher education should be "ecologically sound, socially just and economically viable," allowing students a healthy environment to live and learn. Visit their Facebook page SIUC Sustainability.

Get Involved!

For more information and links to organizations that have a sustainability focus, look at SIU's Sustainability website!