Joining an academic student club is a great way to make friends and learn more about your field of study. 

Geosciences Club

The Geosciences Club is a Student Chapter of AIPG (American Institute of Professional Geologists) and a Student Chapter of AEG (Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists). Both professional organizations send speakers each year to give talks to our students.

For more information about the Geosciences Club, please search for West Georgia Geosciences Club on facebook, or contact the Club Advisor, Randa Harris, at

American Institute of Professional Geologists

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (, founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 7,800 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.  For more information, contact Dr. Randy Kath,

Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists

The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists ( contributes to its members’ professional success and the public welfare by providing leadership, advocacy, and applied research in environmental and engineering geology.  For more information about AEG on the UWG campus, please contact Randa Harris, at