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Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) Geographical Honor Society

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society focused on promoting the study and application of geography. Members of Texas State's GTU chapter are committed to excellence in academics and engagement in activities that support geographic knowledge and awareness.

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Azariah Reese

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Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG)

SWIG is an organization set upon inclusion and encouragement as we grow towards success in the geography field. SWIG provides students with the ability to connect with other professionals and gain insight on our futures while getting involved in the community.

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Dr. Jennifer Devine
Dr. Sarah Blue


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The Bobcat Stream Team (BST) is an interdisciplinary student organization dedicated to understanding, protecting, and monitoring the 191,000 miles of Texas waterways.  We bring together community members, students, educators, academic researchers, environmental professionals, and both public and private sector partners to conduct scientific research, promote environmental stewardship, and monitor the rivers of central Texas.
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Graduate Student Forum

The Geography Graduate Forum is a group for all master's and Ph.D. students in the Geography Department at Texas State University. It's a social group and open forum to meet others, exchange ideas and research topics, get advice on navigating grad school, organize outings, and keep each other (relatively) sane through the degree process.

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Dr. Ben Zhan ( Faculty Advisor
Graduate Student Co-President's Molly Miranker ( and Kathryn McDaniel (

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SOGIS (Society of Geographic Information Science)

The Society for Geographic Information Science (SOGIS) promotes GIS geography, networks with GIS professionals in a wide range of fields, shares internship and job opportunities on various forums, and designs projects. SOGIS organizes and hosts TXST GIS Day annually in November.

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Geology Club

The Geology Club is a safe place for students to share their passion for geology.  The Geology Club provides tutoring for geology courses, arranges guest speakers, and organizes geology activities involving exploring, caving, hiking, or kayaking in Texas (new and improved website forthcoming)

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SUPO (Student Urban Planner's Organization)

The Texas State University Student Urban Planner’s Organization seeks to expand the academic and field-work knowledge of all students ordained within the Department of Geography by utilizing tenured wisdom presented by guest lecturers, faculty, and noted alumni as well as applying skill and knowledge to semester projects, field work, and encouraged trips.

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Dr. Eric Sarmiento

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ECO is a diverse gathering of students who share a common appreciation for the environment. They focus on promoting environmentalism and sustainability through education, activism, and community service.  ECO is open to all majors.

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Faculty Contact: -  Kimberly Meitzen