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Student Organizations & Activities

Aquaculture and Fisheries Club

Students in the fisheries programs are encouraged to join the parent society and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Many aquaculture students participate in local and national meetings of the World Aquaculture Society. Most students participate in seminars, the fall pig roast, the spring crawfish boil, and field trips that sponsored by the School's Aquaculture and Fisheries Club.

Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters

The LSU Student Chapter strives to prepare future foresters for the challenges and changes that face natural resource professionals. Through the chapter the students participate in fun and exciting activities throughout the campus and community. For more informatin on the LSU Student Chapter of the SAF, visit and Like their Facebook page.

Xi Sigma Pi

Students with outstanding University academic records and who have demonstrated leadership ability are invited to join Xi Sigma Pi, the national scholastic honor society in forestry. This organization is active in promoting professional forestry activities on campus and works closely with the student chapter of SAF in many of its activities. For more information please contact Dr. Quang Cao at qcao@lsu.edu.

Louisiana State University Student Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists

(affiliated with the Society of Wetland Scientists)

SWS at LSU is interdepartmental, with both graduate and undergraduate student members from departments including RNR, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, and Environmental Studies. The mission of the organization coincides with the national mission to "promote understanding, scientifically based management, and sustainable use of wetlands." Additional service activities focus on community outreach and stewardship of local wetlands.

Support from the national SWS organization and the University assists in sending student members to the regional and international SWS conferences, where they can present their research to the wetland community. Additionally, SWS at LSU organizes a bi-annual symposium for graduate students engaged in wetland research. For more information on SWS at LSU, and current news, visit their Facebook page.

Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS)

LSU has a student chapter of The Wildlife Society, a national organization of wildlife professionals. Activities include student/faculty cookouts, seminars, field trips, and participation in the wildlife conclave with students from other southeastern universities. For more information on the Wildlife Club, visit their website.

revised: 05-Jan-2021 10:55