Student Organizations

EEGS Garden Club

The EEGS Garden Club is an organization of students with a passion for local plants. Our objective is to educate students and the community, promote health, grow our own good, and repopulate native flowers. Recent activities include:

"We are changing the world one seed at a time and any students in any major is welcome to come help us grow."

Check out their Facebook page here.

Please address questions about the EEGS Garden Club to or Prof. Richard Eathorne, faculty advisor.

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)

GTU is an international geographical honor society that you may be eligible for after your second year at NMU.* Current members of GTU often organize workshops open to all students. Recent events include:

  • Organizing and hosting Career Day and Graduate School Interest Night to explore options for life after college
  • Contributing to Textbooks for Africa
  • Celebrating Earth Day

* Successful competition of at least 3 semesters of college coursework AND 3 GC courses; a minimum overall AND GC course GPA of 3.3 ("B" average).

Please address questions about GTU to, or Dr. Susy Ziegler,, the faculty sponsor.

Rock and Mineral clubNMU Rock and Mineral Club (RMC)

The NMU Rock and Mineral Club is an organization of students, faculty, staff and local residents who are interested in geology, physical geography and rocks and minerals. Members have fun while socializing and learning about the geology of the Marquette area and the Upper Midwest region.
Recent activities include the following:

  • Taking local field trips to learn about the geological history of the area and the types of rocks and minerals found here
  • Touring a mine
  • Visiting the Keweenaw Peninsula

Please address questions about RMC to or Dr. Robert Regis, the faculty advisor.

Environmental Science Organization (ESO)

The Environmental Science Organization is a well-recognized group of students who have a strong interest in the environment. Our members commit to an awareness and appreciation of our natural world. They strive to keep informed on global andA few members of the Environmental Science Organization local environmental issues and to learn about how to be more environmentally friendly. Members come from many different departments on campus, and we welcome anyone who is interested in joining us.

Our yearly activities include hiking trips, environmental movie nights, local volunteer activities, community speakers, winter hikes and snow shoeing trips, Down to Earth Week, and an end-of-the-semester Earth Day Campus Clean Up.

For any questions about our group or how to join, email us at or our advisor, Dr. Norma Froelich at If you are interested, our Facebook group’s name is Environmental Science Organization (ESO).

SFSLStudents for Sustainability (S4S)

Members of Students for Sustainability pursue and promote practices of sustainability on a personal level through:

  • Co-organizing the Sustainability Series
  • Co-organizing and developing Superior Acre Permaculture (SAP) garden project
  • Following the mantra "Someone can't do everything, but everyone can do something"
  • Organizing and attending functions on campus and in the broader community designed to create awareness for the necessity of sustainable living.

Check out their Facebook page here.

Please address questions about S4S to Ms. Angela Johnson,, the faculty advisor.