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 eegsgardenclub@gmail.com or Prof. Richard Eathorne reathorn@nmu.edu, faculty advisor.

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)

GTU is an international honor society that you may be eligible for after your second year at NMU.* Current members of GTU often organize geo-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 Ethiopia
  • Tour of Dancing Crane Farm, led by farm owner and EEGS graduate John Frye.

* 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 gtu.nmu@gmail.com, or Dr. Susy Ziegler, suziegle@nmu.edu, 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
  • Going on a mine tour
  • Visiting the Keweenaw Peninsula
  • Getting involved with Winterfest

Please address questions about RMC to nmurocks@nmu.edu or Dr. Robert Regis rregis@nmu.edu, the faculty adviser.

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 northerneso@gmail.com or our advisor, Dr. Norma Froelich at nfroelic@nmu.edu. If you are interested, our Facebook group’s name is Environmental Science Organization (ESO).

SFSLStudents 4 Sustainability (S4S)

Members of S4S 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 nmusustainability@hotmail.com or Ms. Angela Johnson, amillerp@nmu.edu, the faculty adviser.

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