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Student Organizations

                 Getting involved in student organizations in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and others related to environmental issues at the university is a great way to meet peers who have the same passion and focus as you - and it is a great way to build your resume.  More than 70% of the students who receive job offers before graduation have been involved in a student organization directly related to their major. 

Employers view your participation in clubs and organizations as a sign of dedication and passion in your career field.  Consider your participation in an academic / major related student organization to be just like any other class.  Become an active participant and take on a leadership role - it is an excellent addition to your resume.

Animal Welfare and Behavior Club
To educate and promote animal welfare science to the University and greater community.

Bass Fishing Club
The purpose of the Bass Fishing Club of OSU is to bring students together to enjoy the sport of bass fishing.

Best Food Forward
Our mission is to combat food insecurity and foster community engagement by organizing bulk produce purchasing within the Ohio State community.

Bike Club
Bike Club is committed to 1) encouraging the campus community to ride bikes for fun and/or for commuting; 2) educate cyclists on bicycle maintenance and road safety; 3) making the university district more bike-friendly.

Bioethics Society
The purpose of The Bioethics Society is to expose The Ohio State University students, faculty, and staff, to issues in bioethics, including, but not limited to, biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, and global health ethics.

Buckeye Blackout
Through hosting an annual concert, Buckeye Blackout rallies students to drastically reduce their energy consumption for the night and to be mindful of their energy use going forward.

Buckeye Food Alliance
Understanding the impact of hunger on educational achievement, we provide access to healthy food to the Ohio State community in order to reduce food insecurity.

Business and Energy Club
The Business & Energy Club aims to build a community at OSU with a comprehensive understanding of the energy industry, global energy trends and current challenges through open, fact-based discussion.

Chrysalis - Collective of Undergraduate Entomologists
Chrysalis is for OSU undergraduates who are enthusiastic about entomology and want to participate in activities related to entomology -- including going on collecting trips, discussing topics in entomology, and learning how to pin and identify insects.

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Student Council
The purpose of this organization is to communicate the interests of students in the College concerning campus affairs and policies to the University community, to sponsor activities of the College and School, and to project a professional image of modern agriculture and natural resources.

Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University
The purpose of Collegiate 4-H is to maintain and increase interest in 4-H and to provide opportunities to develop leadership, wholesome recreation and service of all sorts. 

Crops and Soils Club
Promoting interest in crops and soils and the agriculture industry.

EcoCAR Challenge Team
The EcoCAR Team at the Ohio State University is a group of undergraduate and graduate students who convert a GM donated vehicle into a hybrid-electric vehicle in order compete with other universities throughout North America in an annual EcoCAR Challenge competition. 

Engineers for a Sustainable World
Engineers for a Sustainable World seeks a world in which engineering fosters environmental, social, and economic sustainability to improve both the quality of life and the condition of our planet.

Engineers Without Borders- OSU
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an international organization that applies engineering solutions to aid in the development of underprivileged communities both internationally and locally.

Fish and Wildlife Society
The mission of the Student Chapter of the Fish and Wildlife Societies at The Ohio State University is to increase wildlife awareness at Ohio State.

Food Recovery Network
Food Recovery Network aims to unite OSU students to recover the surplus, unsold food from campus dining halls, local farms, and local businesses to donate to food banks and charities around Columbus.

Forestry Forum
To strengthen forestry professional skills and increase student exposure to education and employment opportunities in the forestry sector.

GIVE's mission is to inspire growth, empower global citizens, and ignite sustainable change worldwide by raising funds to support volunteers and our overseas projects, supporting volunteers before and after their trips, and completing service projects in the Columbus area.

Human-Animal Interactions Club
The purpose of this club is to enlighten people about the complex and varying relationships that exist between humans and animals under the topics of Conservation, Animal Welfare and Behavior, Therapy Animals, and Companion Animals.

Mountaineers at Ohio State
Mountaineers at Ohio State seeks to provide all levels of outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to meet and pool their combined knowledge, experience, and camaraderie for everyone to enjoy.

Multicultural Students in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences
MANRRS seeks to develop leaders in agricultural and environmental sciences, encourage academic achievement and excellence, increase the number of under-represented students studying in agricultural and environmental sciences, aid in placement into related professions.

Nature Photographers
Our purpose is to help each other become better wildlife photographers and help photograph animals that are in and around Ohio with the intention of promoting conservation through our photography.

Net Impact
The purpose of Net Impact is to introduce our members to the many areas of sustainability, facilitate professional development, and provide real sustainability project experience.

Nourish International
Through innovative social entrepreneurship on campus, Nourish International gives students the tools to support the Columbus community by fundraising throughout the year and volunteering with the Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden in order to make a lasting impact on food inequality.

Ornithology Club
The Ornithology Club at OSU provides an opportunity for students to pursue their interest in birds and birdwatching, while also allowing students to network with graduate students and faculty to earn research opportunities in ornithology, if desired.

OSU USG Sustainability Committee
This sect of USG is committed to making the entire Ohio State community a sustainable entity through the implementation of projects, policies, and educational initiatives.

Parks and Recreation Society
We are students interested in outdoor adventure, environmental education, park administration, community recreation, tourism planning and development and all things related to parks, recreation and outdoorsmanship.

Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio Student Chapter
This organization was formed to protect and benefit the general public through the development of principles of practice, and promotion of the advancement of professional surveying.

Protection and Awareness of Endangered Species
To protect the remaining populations of endangered species by adopting animals through larger organizations, fundraising, and raising awareness of these endangered species and how to combat causes for their endangerment.

Society for Ecological Restoration
The Society for Ecological Restoration engages in hands-on restoration projects, discusses controversial conservation topics, and holds public outreach events.

Solar Education & Outreach
We strive to educate ourselves, our fellow students, and the community about green energy technology and initiatives emerging in the world while applying engineering and problem solving to address problems in the local and international community.

Student Farm/Student Growing Collaborative
This group will serve as the student face and organizational foundation of Ohio State's student farm, making decisions related to farm leadership, management, and mission, while also connecting and supporting other sustainable agriculture initiatives across campus.

Students for Recycling
The purpose of Students for Recycling to build a coalition of student organizations to promote recycling, to raise awareness about recycling on campus, to raise money to assist the already established Ohio State Recycling Program, and to provide education on the impact of waste disposal.

We are a natural resources based club with an emphasis on the conservation, care, and enjoyment of the aquatic and terrestrial environments.

The Sierra Club Student Coalition
The Sierra Student Coalition works to bring the mission of the Sierra Club: "Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet" to our campus by exploring today's environmental questions through educational events, enjoying the natural world through outings, and pursuing protection of our planet through service and environmental advocacy. 

The Vegan and Vegetarian Society
To bring together vegetarians, vegans and the veg-curious to explore the health, ethical, environmental benefits of animal-free diets while forging friendships, learning new recipes, engaging in community service, and exploring veggie options all around the greater Columbus community.

The Zero Waste Syndicate
The Zero Waste Syndicate focuses on the effect of individuals making low-waste lifestyle choices and the collective impact of focusing not just on recycling, but instead on never creating waste in the first place. 

Under the Sea: Marine Biology
Under the S.E.A. wishes to create awareness and interest in marine biology through education, service, and hands-on experience. We focus on marine conservation, climate change, and the enjoyment of the ocean.

Zoology Club
The Zoology Club will provide students with a forum to discuss career information and research opportunities/experiences, provide hands-on volunteer opportunities, and develop social and professional networks among the students, faculty, and staff at The Ohio State University.

Helpful Involvement links:

Search all of Ohio State's Student Organizations

CFAES Student Involvement Page

Sustainability Council and Time 4 Change Week