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Active involvement in one or more of our many student organizations is an important way that CNR students grow as leaders and get hands-on from their first days on campus! Experience shows that students who join in early are more successful during their college years and beyond!



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The CNR Council serves as the unified voice of all students in the College of Natural Resources.The group is composed of representatives from all recognized student organizations in the college. The Council meets monthly to discuss current issues, problems, achievements and concerns, as well as to develop ideas for better serving students. It is responsible
for allocating funds each year to CNR organizations to provide support for various activities. It also publishes the college publication, The Pinetum.

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Adrianna Kirkman, 2018 Biltmore Hall, (919) 513-7616

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CNR Ambassadors are a group of students who serve as liaisons between CNR and the outside community including prospective students, parents, distinguished guests, and alumni. Their majors cover a wide span of curricula within CNR, and their interests and extracurricular activities are equally diverse. They have a strong commitment to scholarly achievement that fosters academic excellence, maturation and inclusion of all students.

Staff Advisor – Tiffany McLean, 2018 Biltmore Hall, (919) 515-5510

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The Forest Products Society is the NC State student chapter of an international society founded to provide an information network for the forest products industry. It also sponsors activities such as boatbuilding and participates in national service programs related to the industry.

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Faculty Advisor –
Dr. Perry Peralta

1022 Biltmore Hall
(919) 515-5731
More Advisors:
Dr. Ilona Peszlen
Dr. Sudipta Dasmohapatra

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The Forestry Club/ Society of American Foresters Student Chapter includes students, faculty advisors and technical advisors dedicated to furthering the interests of forestry. The club combines many of its activities and efforts with those of the NCSU Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters on the national and local levels. Club members participate in intercollegiate woodsman's competitions and sponsor an intra-collegiate competition of its own known as Rolleo.  Other activities may include community service, practical experience, guest speakers, career development and fund-raisers, and attendance at national SAF conferences. Active memberships are open to all students pursuing forestry related studies.

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Gamma Sigma Delta is an organization having as its objectives the advancement of agriculture in all its phases, the maintenance and improvement of the relations of agriculture and related sciences to other industries, and the recognition of the responsibilities of those engaged in all aspects of agriculture to humankind.

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The NC State Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) is a student-run non-profit organization that acts in concert with the Office for International Programs of the College of Natural Resources to advance the science, technology, education and practice of professional forestry in the tropics and to use the knowledge and skills of the profession to benefit society as a whole.

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Erin Sills, 3112 Jordan Hall, (919) 515-7784

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The Leopold Wildlife Club offers Forestry and Environmental Resources students the opportunity to network and learn from professionals in wildlife science and management. Meetings are held twice a month and typically feature speakers on a variety of topics. Past speakers have included falconers, fishing guides, taxidermists, decoy carvers and more.

Faculty Advisor – Chris DePerno, Turner House, (919) 513-7559

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Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) was chartered in 1998, and is jointly sponsored by the College of Natural Resources and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The three main objectives are to provide students with professional development, community development, and personal development opportunities, but overall, to strive for the inclusion, achievement, and advancement of all people in the agricultural sciences. They conduct a wide range of activities including, but not limited to, community service, collaborating with fellow student organizations, and holding fund-raising events such as the bi-annual Fish Fry and the Muscadine Jelly Sale. You can check out their Facebook page.

Faculty Advisor – Mr. Thomas Easley, 2022 Biltmore Hall, (919) 513-0534

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PGM Ambassadors Select first year PGM students take on the role of ambassadors. These students serve as liaisons to prospective students which includes written and verbal communication, attending meetings and playing golf during student visits, and allowing prospective students to shadow them in classes while visiting. Select students who served as PGM Ambassadors continue to be a student point of contact for former prospective members who are now members of the PGM program and are called PGM Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Staff Advisor – Susan Colby, 4023 Biltmore Hall, (919) 515-8792

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PGM Eagle Eyes are students who also have an interest in photography and news writing. These students serve as photographers at all PGM academic, social and tournament activities and assist in writing articles for PGM Links, the PGM online newsletter.

Staff Advisor – Susan Colby, 4023 Biltmore Hall, (919) 515-8792

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The PGM Student Organization consists of all students enrolled in the PGA Golf Management program. The organization is managed by a student board of directors and consists of two committees: (1) Tournament, (2) Social. Each class elects 2 class representatives which serve on the board of directors and one student will represent his / her class on each committee.

Staff Advisor – Susan Colby, 4023 Biltmore Hall, (919) 515-8792

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Rho Phi Lambda is an honor fraternity for the top academic students in theDepartment of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Asa club, Rho Phi Lambda strives to provide opportunities for the personal and professional enrichment of its members. Active Rho members often receive financial support to attend professional conferences and meetings.

Faculty Advisor – Annette Moore, 4012 Biltmore Hall, (919) 515-9572

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Roots and Shoots is a conservation club to raise awareness and promote animal conservation both locally and globally. We're about making positive change happen - for our people, for animals, and for the environment. The Roots & Shoots network connects students who share a desire to create a better world. We identify problems in global and local issues related to conservation and take action. Through service projects, student campaigns and awareness outreach, Roots & Shoots members make an impact in their community and globally.

Faculty Adviser - Dr Werner Dorgeloh, (919) 303-1664

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The Student Fisheries Society is a sub-unit of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
It encourages the exchange of fisheries and aquatic science information among students, faculty and regional professionals and provides career guidance to students. The American Fisheries Society is the oldest and largest not-for-profit professional society for government, academic and industry scientists associated with conservation, development and management of fishery resources in North America.

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Student Chapter of Technical Association of the Paper and Pulp Industry (TAPPI) provides a link between the professional, business, and industrial areas of the Paper and Pulp Industry and students in NCSU's Paper Science & Engineering Department. The chapter sponsors annual events and trips; hosts recruiters and employer presentations; provides a forum for student, industry, technical and professional presentations; fosters leadership skills in members; encourages interaction between paper science classes; and encourages its members to serve as ambassadors for the PSE program within the University and throughout the industry. You can check out their Facebook page.

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Med Byrd, 2205 Biltmore Hall, (919) 515-5790

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Women in Professional Golf Management (WPGM) is an organization dedicated to promoting application, participation and awareness of women in the golf industry.

Staff Advisor – Susan Colby, 4023 Biltmore Hall, (919) 515-8792

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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Village is a living and learning community designed especially for first and second-year women majoring in mathematics, statistics, science or engineering at NC State.  It brings first and second-year female students and upper-class mentors together in Lee Hall, with the goal of enhancing their academic success and providing them with positive experiences as they live and study with others who share common interests.

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Katherine Titus-Becker, 105 Lee Hall, (919) 513-7611

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Xi Sigma Pi is the National Forestry Honor Society, whose goal is to recognize and promote academic excellence in forestry and related disciplines. Membership is by invitation and includes various majors in natural resources.

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Richard R. Braham, 3003 Biltmore Hall, (919) 515-7568

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