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Geography Club

Geography Club is back and better than ever! Join Geographical Sciences undergrads and grad students for cultural potlucks, international movies, charity events and exploratory trips around the DC metropolitan area!

Gamma Theta Upsilon: The Geography Honor Society

GTU is an international honor society in geography that aims to further professional interest in Geography, strengthen student and professional training and encourage student research. Membership is earned through superior scholarship and therefore it is an honor and a professional distinction.

  • Members must be in their 4th semester of study, working towards a Geographical Sciences or related degree or minor, have a minimum 3.3 GPA cumulative and in all Geographical Sciences classes and attend meetings and events
  • $40 initiation fee (one time fee)
  • Initiation Ceremony on November 30th
  • Contact Shannon Corrigan at for more information
  • Check us out in Facebook at
  • See GTU's flyer

The Association of American Geographers

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904. For 100 years the AAG has contributed to the advancement of geography. Its members from more than 60 countries share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography, which they cultivate through the AAG's Annual Meeting, two scholarly journals (Annals of the Association of American Geographers and The Professional Geographer), and the monthly AAG Newsletter.

The Sustainability Club

The Department of Geographical Sciences' sustainability club, otherwise known as the Geography Sustainability Task Force (GSTF), seeks to improve the efficiency of our consumption and improve working conditions while at the same time reducing our environmental footprint.  We have made small strides such as changing paper usage and reducing power consumption in computer labs, but continue to work on large issues of departmental and building-wide lighting, water, and waste.  Through increased education, awareness, and involvement we look forward to big changes in 2012 and beyond.  The GSTF has, and continues to, consult and work with the University of Maryland Office of Sustainability (  Future meetings will be posted here and announced through internal departmental emails.