Athens Clubs and Organizations
Ag Hill Council
The purpose of the Ag Hill Council is to unite South Campus and organizations maintained through its colleges. Ag Hill Council provides an opportunity for representatives from clubs to inform others of their clubs progress as well as manifest potential new members and attendance in their organization.
The purpose of this organization is to organize social and academic events for the benefit of graduate students of the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. This includes, but is not limited to, making appropriate decisions, assignments, planning, organizing and other duties necessary to conduct the organization's business.
AGHON was founded in 1920 and seeks to recognize students on campus with outstanding leadership and character and a passion for agriculture. AGHON also seeks to award honorary membership to leaders with these same characteristics who have made an impact in some field of agriculture. Students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Engineering are nominated and selected by their peers to participate in a semester-long commitment to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the University of Georgia and agriculture history.
Agricultural & Environmental Economics
The Agricultural and Environmental Economics Club exists to enhance the professional development agricultural and environmental economic students by hosting programs with agricultural and environmental businesses in attendance.
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT)
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow of UGA was formed in the fall of 1997 as a chapter of the American Association of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. The organization helps students broaden their knowledge of agricultural communication outside formal studies and provides an opportunity for leadership and contact with professionals in agricultural communication.
Agronomy Graduate Student Association
The mission of the Agronomy Graduate Student Association is to allow members to become familiar with the research projects of each graduate student and to better understand the scope of the research program with the department.
- Advisor: Bill Miller
- President: Diego Barcellos
- President: Daniel Burt
- Advisor: Miguel Cabrera
- Campus: Athens
Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
To make better men, and through them a broader and better agriculture, by surrounding our members with influences tending to encourage individual endeavor, resourcefulness and aggressive effort.
Alpha Zeta (Honorary)
The purpose of the fraternity is to promote agriculture while encouraging and developing actual and potential leadership. Our objectives include to foster high standards of scholarship, character, leadership and a spirit of fellowship among all members; to strive for breadth of vision, unity of action and accomplishment of ideals; to render service to student and agriculture divisions at UGA; and to promote the profession of agriculture.
Block and Bridle
The University of Georgia Block and Bridle Club is an organization dedicated to the study and promotion of the livestock industry. The club strives to bring together students, faculty and livestock producers in a spirit characterized by unity, cooperation and achievement through a variety of activities. The club hosts the only student-run PRCA rodeo in the nation.
- Advisor: Jary Douglas
- Advisor: Kari Turner
- Advisor: Dr. Keith Bertrand
- President: Lillie Williams
- Campus: Athens
CAES Ambassadors (Honorary)
The CAES ambassador organization consists of 15-20 students enrolled in CAES who assist with recruitment and college-related activities to enhance the public and instructional image of the college, its students and its programs. CAES Ambassadors assist at college and university sponsored events and are available to speak on topics related to agriculture, the environment or student opportunities before groups, schools, clubs, assemblies, banquets or similar events.
CAES Graduate Student Association
The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Association is a representative and social-oriented organization comprised of graduate students from every department within CAES. Each year departmental professionals nominate two graduate students they believe exemplify successful and driven individuals to serve as representatives in the CAES Graduate Student Association. These students are given the opportunity to work with the administration, faculty and staff throughout CAES. Each representative serves as a vital link between the graduate school, CAES and their respective departments.
Cattlemen's Association at UGA
The UGA Cattlemen's Association is a local chapter of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association. The club works to promote the beef industry by educating its members and consumers about Georgia's beef industry. Among its various activities, the club tours farms, works cattle sales, and entertains guest speakers at meetings. The association sponsors a scholarship for new members who are active in the local association and beef industry. Members receive the monthly Georgia Cattlemen's magazine.
UGA Collegiate 4-H enables members to make a difference in the community through service and volunteerism with local 4-H clubs and the University of Georgia community. Collegiate 4-H members have opportunities to further their leadership skills and professional development through local, state, regional, and national offices, business meetings, service and outreach on campus and in the community, and by participating in conferences and internships. UGA Collegiate 4-H brings together students from all majors across campus who may or may not have previous 4-H experience and allows them to continue live out the 4-H motto of "Making the best better."
Collegiate FFA helps to enhance the collegiate experience through service and engagement to create premier leaders, enable personal growth, and ensure career success. Collegiate FFA is an opportunity for students in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences to remain involved in The National FFA Organization. Through volunteering at area, state, and national career development events, members have the opportunity to network with other collegiate members as well as agriculture professionals. Through providing numerous professional development and volunteer opportunities, Collegiate FFA members will be more prepared for today's job market. Whether members are interested in a career in agriculture education or in the agriculture industry, Collegiate FFA has something to offer!
Dairy Judging Team
The UGA Dairy Judging Team provides students with the opportunity to learn how to visually appraise dairy cattle and orally defend their reasons. The team travels to practice sessions and contests throughout Georgia and the U.S. culminating at the National Intercollegiate Contest in Madison, Wisconsin. Students see some of the finest dairy cattle of all breeds and make important contacts with industry leaders.
Dairy Science Club
The purpose of the Dairy Science Club is to engage students with a sincere interest in agriculture and the dairy industry in community service and other projects that support the dairy industry. We strive to assist 4-H and FFA members in their pursuit of interest in the dairy industry as well as spread awareness of agriculture to students within the department, the college, and the university.
- Advisor: Bill Graves
- Advisor: Mark Froetschel
- President: Laura Stevens
- Advisor: Jillian Fain
- Campus: Athens
The Food Science Club is a UGA student organization and a student chapter of the national organization of the Institute of Food Technologists. It consists of both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at UGA. All students interested in Food Science are welcome to join. The club aims to foster a close relationship among the Food Science Department students, interested students, and the faculty at the University of Georgia, to encourage leadership, and to acquaint students with the scope of food science and technology.
H.O. Lund Entomology Club
The H.O. Lund Entomology Club is a service- and social-oriented student organization composed primarily of graduate students in the Department of Entomology, but membership is also open to undergraduates and anyone else interested in the science of entomology, including faculty and staff. The Lund Club is dedicated to informing members of the latest advancements in the fields of entomology, providing a venue for professional and social interaction, and representing student members in departmental, collegiate and university councils and committees. However, the primary service provided by the Lund Club is educational outreach programs to local schools and UGA events in Athens-Clarke and the surrounding counties. In addition to their outreach efforts, members of the Lund Club are involved in selecting and organizing the H.O. Lund Seminar (in conjunction with Lund Week), the Brady Seminar and social functions.
Horse Judging Team
The UGA Horse Judging Team teaches students the evaluation and communication skills which are important in the equine industry today. Students learn to evaluate form to function, way of going, various performance events and soundness. Judging team members travel to farms and horse shows where they interact with leading professionals in the horse industry. The team annually competes at the Quarter Horse Congress, the AQHA World Horse Show and the NRHA Futurity.
The UGA Horticulture Club is designed to stimulate student interest in horticulture by providing opportunities for practical career related experience, encourage a spirit of cooperation among horticulture students, provide horticulture students with opportunities for leadership within the UGA community and acquaint students with people and organizations in the professional horticulture community.
Horticulture Graduate Student Association
The Horticulture Graduate Student Association at the University of Georgia is the organization for providing graduate student members an opportunity to organize meetings, seminars, field trips, and other functions to broaden and stimulate professional interests of the members.
- President: Suzanne Stone
- Vice President: Alex Rajewski
- Secretary: Shuyang Zhen
- Treasurer: Shuyang Zhen
- Advisor: Marc Van Iersel
- Campus: Athens
Livestock Judging Team
The UGA Livestock Team participates in livestock judging events across the country. UGA's livestock judging program teaches students how to carefully analyze animals and measure them against a standard commonly accepted as being ideal.
Meat Animal Evaluation Judging Team
The UGA Meat Animal Evaluation Judging Team enhances student education by providing hands-on experience in evaluation of breeding animals and market animals and their carcasses for determination of quality and value. The Meat Animal Evaluation Judging Team is a combination of the previous livestock and meat judging teams. Participation in Meat Animal Evaluation Judging Team will prepare students for real-world situations of evaluating meat animals for quality and value, and breeding animals for meat animal production systems.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) is a national organization of students and professionals from a variety of racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Our mission is to promote academic and professional development by empowering and linking together all students working in the food, environmental and agricultural sciences. The UGA MANRRS Chapter helps to promote the advancement of our members to positions in academic institutions, government and private industries focusing in agricultural and environmental disciplines.
Pi Alpha Xi (Honorary)
Pi Alpha Xi is more than a society. The organization was originally established to unify students, educators, and professional horticulturists. The society promotes high scholarship, fellowship, professional leadership, and the enrichment of human life through plants.
Poultry Science Club
The Poultry Science Club provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge and experience in the fields of poultry science and avian biology. The Poultry Science Club strives to contribute positively to the university and community by leading and participating in philanthropic activities. The Poultry Science Club also emphasizes professional development and fellowship among students, faculty, staff and industry.
- Advisor: Brian Fairchild
- President: Seth Stowers
- Advisor: Jenna Wilson
- Advisor: Mark Compton
- Campus: Athens
The UGA Pre-Vet Club is a student organization whose members are interested in veterinary medicine (and gaining admission into vet school). Our organization meets every other week. All UGA students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join. Our club activities aim to enhance knowledge and experience within the veterinary medicine field. Club activities include guest speakers, volunteer activities, philanthropic events and field trips. We also help students prepare for the application process into vet school. The Pre-Vet Club is a great way to meet and work with fellow pre-veterinary students.
Sigma Alpha Sorority
Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. Around September of fall semester, Sigma Alpha at UGA hosts a week-long rush recruitment period. During this time, we invite all women who are interested in joining our organization to take part.
Soil and Water Conservation Society
Soil judging is an extracurricular activity sponsored by the Soil Science Society of America designed to further undergraduate students' understanding of soil morphology, classification, interpretations and landscape distribution.
Student Government Association
The SGA shall be the organized voice for each student of the University of Georgia; shall protect students' rights; shall serve as a liaison between students, administrators, and organized governing bodies of the University; shall foster an environment of civic responsibility; and shall advocate on behalf of the students' academic, social, and cultural welfare.
The Collegiate Horsemen's Association
The Collegiate Horsemen's Association is a student run organization that provides our members the chance to gain knowledge about horses in a fun manner while promoting access into the horse industry. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for students to participate in horse-related activities while enrolled at the University of Georgia, and to enhance the educational opportunities of horsemen from various backgrounds.
UGA Turf Club
The University of Georgia Turf Club was formed in 1997 from the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America Student Chapter Association. Our goal is to assist the learning process of our members through guest speakers, tours of different turf centers, national conventions, trade shows and more.