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Clubs and Organizations

Joining student clubs and professional organizations is a great way to get involved and pursue your passions. Browse some of our department’s groups below and find a family of like-minded students waiting to welcome you to the Wolfpack.

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Student Clubs and Professional Organizations

  • 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 the college’s organizations to provide support for various activities. Contact the them at Advisor: Yvonne Lee
  • The CNR Ambassadors are a motivated, student-led organization that serves as a liaison between the College of Natural Resources and the community: prospective students, parents, distinguished guests, alumni and NC State University as whole. The program creates a strong sense of community within the college. They organize and participate in events throughout the university, including Shack-A-Thon and Open House. For more information, please contact
  • The Engaging Leaders Program emphasizes hands-on learning, real-world applications, and relationship building with faculty, staff, students and community leaders. The program is open to first-year, off-campus transfer and on-campus transfer students. For more information, please contact
  • The Environmental Education Club exposes K-8 students to environmental science in an interactive and accessible way to foster interest and inspire environmental protection in the future. Members create lesson plans, teach students and participate in various outreach events. The club is both a service and professional organization that helps students earn their Environmental Educator’s Certification. Advisor: Renee Strnad
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences was chartered in 1998 and is jointly sponsored by the College of Natural Resources and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. We provide students with professional development, community development and personal development opportunities and strive for the inclusion, achievement and advancement of all people in the agricultural sciences. Our activities include community service, collaborating with fellow student organizations, and holding fundraising events such as the bi-annual Fish Fry and the Muscadine Jelly Sale. Advisor: Latisha Judd
  • The National Parks Club aims to create a fun, welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds to bond over a common interest. This group aims to raise awareness of the importance of national, state and local public lands and advocates for their conservation through volunteering, discussion, hands-on experiences and recreation. By educating members about career paths within environmental action and parks, recreation and tourism management, the club builds advocacy skills, networks and guides members interests. Advisor: Lincoln Larson
  • PGM Ambassadors are first-year PGA golf management students that serve as liaisons to prospective students. In addition to attending meetings, liaising involves written and verbal communication, playing golf and class shadowing. Ambassadors gain valuable leadership experience through the Leadership Development Series workshops and assisting the PGM office with special events, including job fairs and recruiting activities. Advisor: Gabriella Sinkovic
  • The PGM Student Organization consists of all students enrolled in the PGA Golf Management program. The organization promotes the general welfare of the program’s students and provides career enhancement, academic assistance, social programs and tournament opportunities.
  • Rho Phi Lambda is the national honor society for parks, recreation and tourism management and strives to provide opportunities for the personal and professional enrichment of its members. The Alpha Chapter at NC State was founded in 1959. It is open to any sophomore student in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management who has an overall GPA of 3.0-3.2 in the degree program and has passed nine hours of degree-related courses. Active members often receive financial support to attend professional conferences and meetings.
  • The Sport Management Club aims to provide students a chance to gain experience and knowledge about the sport industry through speakers, meetings, volunteer and internship opportunities and hands-on learning experiences. Advisor: Ed Lindsay
  • The Sustainability Stewards are a group of students supported by the University Sustainability Office. These student leaders help educate the larger NC State community about social, economic and environmental responsibility, inspire behavior change through peer-to-peer interaction, help the university try to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and facilitate the leadership and professional development through workshops, presentations and campus events.
  • The Tourism Management Association was created to provide a network for students who plan to enter the tourism industry as professional managers and want to explore the impact tourism has on all global industry. Members share a common goal of helping each other understand the professions of event services, accommodations, food service, leisure planning, destination management and hospitality. They also promote the tourism industry in the community and engage in corporate partnerships and philanthropy. Advisor: Whitney Knollenberg
  • The WolfPack Environmental Student Association promotes campus environmental awareness and environmental protection.
  • Women in PGA Golf Management is dedicated to promoting the application, participation and awareness of women in the golf industry. Launched in 2009, the organization has hosted an annual conference, “Let’s Hear It For the Girls,” which includes educational sessions and social and golf outings for women majoring in PGA golf management.

Campus-wide Opportunities

For more information about other extracurricular aspects of student life at NC State, check out the Student Organization Resource Center. The center provides information on more than 300 student organizations. State and national organizations associated with specific environmental interest areas can also provide additional academic, career and social opportunities.