Student Organizations

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. Some of our recent events include:

  • Featuring guest speakers and documentary films
  • Hosting the annual Graduate School Interest Night and the Career Fair
  • Geoarchaeological fieldtrip to Grand Island led by Dr. Anderton
  • 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, 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:

  • Take local field trips to learn about the geological history of the area and the types of rocks and minerals found there
  • Go on a mine tour
  • Visit the Keweenaw Peninsula
  • Get involved with winterfest

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

Environmental Science

A few members of the Environmental Science OrganizationOrganization (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 and 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 4 Sustainability (S4S)

Members of S4S pursue and promote practices of sustainability on a personal level through,

  • Exploring lifestyles, life choices, education and careers
  • 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.

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