Geology Organizations

The geology program currently maintains three active student organizations that promote service, professionalism, and academic success.

Geology Club

The Geology Club is a student-lead organization open to all USA students. Members share a general interest in Geology and partake in field trips to many different places to study interesting geological formations. In addition, the Geology Club provides ample opportunities to serve the community through the Coastal Cleanup, Mobile Regional Science Fair, and the Mobile Regional Science Olympiad. Members meet monthly to discuss geology, schedule external speakers, and plan field trips. To see a listing of upcoming activities and current officers, please check the Geology Club bulletin board located out side Room 337 of the Life Sciences Building. For more information regarding the Geology Club, please contact the current faculty chair, Dr. David Allison.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Student Chapter

Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has been a pillar of the worldwide scientific community. The original purpose of AAPG, to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today. The student AAPG chapter at USA was founded in 2012 and currently maintains a strong membership record of geology majors and non-majors. Benefits of becoming a member of the AAPG student chapter include a reimbursement for national AAPG membership dues provided through the AAPG corporate sponsorship program, and the opportunity to network with petroleum professionals. For current information about the AAPG student chapter, please contact the current faculty chair, Dr. Doug Haywick.

Sigma Gamma Epsilon

The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE) is a national honor society formed to recognize scholarship in the earth sciences founded in 1915 at the University of Kansas. It has chartered more than 200 chapters at colleges and universities across the United States. For current information regarding the USA SGE chapter, please contact the current faculty chair, Dr. Doug Haywick.