Rubenstein School students are encouraged to get involved and participate in organizations within the School. In addition, the University Student Government Association officially recognizes more than 100 university-wide student clubs. View a complete list of UVM Clubs.
RSENR Student Organizations
Rubenstein Graduate Student Association (RGSA)
RGSA is an association of and for graduate students of the Rubenstein School. The goals of the RGSA are: to promote the interests and welfare of RSENR graduate students; to serve as a commons for all RSENR graduate students to provide input on RSENR policy, curriculum, and operation; to serve as a conduit of information relevant to graduate education in RSENR and UVM; to promote an intellectual and social community of graduate education; and to sponsor opportunities for academic and professional development among its members.
Other Environmental Organizations
- American Fisheries Society
- American Water Resources Association
- Applachian Mountain Club
- Audubon Society
- Ecological Society of America
- Green Mountain Club
- Lake Champlain Committee
- National Recreation & Park Association
- Sierra Club
- Society of American Foresters
- Soil and Water Conservation Society
- The Nature Conservancy
- The Wildlife Society
- Vermont Institute for Natural Sciences
- Vermont Natural Resources Council
Rubenstein Student Advisory Board (SAB)
This group of approximately 14-20 Rubenstein School undergraduate students meets with the Dean of the School throughout the year to provide ongoing connection with the faculty and administration. They provide insight on issues including curriculum, teaching, academic advising, and social activities. Interested students should contact SAB co-chairs or Marie (Marie.Vea-Fagnant@uvm.edu or 802-656-3003) in the Dean's Office.
Rubenstein School Stewards
The Stewards program gives students a venue to build strong leadership and other professional skills. Through events, service, and activities, the Stewards strive to build a stronger Rubenstein community by welcoming all students, supporting undergrads throughout their years in RSENR, and helping students prepare to graduate. The Stewards work with the Dean’s Office, community organizations, and with prospective students; support the student community via peer advising, community building events, and sustainable initiatives; and help to prepare undergrads for graduation through internship promotion, resume building, and more. Rubenstein School Stewards are selected through a competitive interview process.
Rubenstein School Committee on Community and Sustainability
This committee of faculty, staff and students works to sustain and enhance the social capital of the School, including the coordination of activities and ideas/concerns raised by the larger community. Their charge is to serve the Rubenstein School Community as an advisory, planning, and coordinating body for activities related to responsibilities defined above and to coordinate a periodic "town meeting" where updates and advisory information can be formally presented to the administration and larger RSENR community.
Society of American Foresters (SAF)
The UVM Student Chapter of SAF seeks to "advance the science, technology, education, and practice of professional forestry in America and use the knowledge and skills of the profession to benefit society". The chapter sponsors guest speakers, educational trips, and recreational activities, which are open to all students.
Vermont Student Environmental Program (VSTEP)
VSTEP encourages environmentally and socially just actions on campus and in the state and nation. One of the group's major achievements is the development of a highly successful university-wide recycling program.
The Wildlife Society (TWS) Student Chapter
TWS is an international professional non-profit organization dedicated to wise management and conservation of the wildlife resources of the world. The UVM Wildlife and Fisheries Student Chapter sponsors a wide array of educational and social activities. Members carry conservation education beyond the campus through public displays and presentations to school and community groups. They take active stands on current environmental issues and often supply useful input to state and national legislators. Selected students may also participate in intercollegiate wildlife conclaves designed to test their knowledge of the environment and wildlife biology.
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