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Student Organizations

Getting involved in student organizations is a great way to get to know your fellow students and to expand on what you're learning in class and through research. If you don't see what you're looking for here, let us know if you're interested in starting something new. We're always glad to help!

Current Clubs and Organizations  (for community outreach services)

The Geophysical Society at the University of South Carolina, GSUSC, a student chapter of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, was formed in 2004 and continues to be one of the most active student organizations within the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences. The GSusc has 25+ active members spanning a variety of interests in both Geophysics, Geology and other allied sciences, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Members routinely participate in a variety of competitions, meetings, workshops, outreach events, and other shared learning experiences. The chapter's objectives shall be to promote an interest in, and knowledge of, integrated geosciences, in addition to generating enthusiasm and cooperation among those interested in the geophysical sciences.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, the club is a student chapter for the American Water Works Association (AWWA). AWWA is a professional organization focused on the drinking water and wastewater industry that provides total water solutions assuring effective water management. AWWA unites the diverse water community to advance public health, safety, the economy, and the environment.

SEAS is a great way for students to get to know each other as well as the faculty from the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, learn about research, internships, and career opportunities, and participate in community service and outreach. For questions concerning SEAS, please contact us at seasblog@gmail.comFor more information on our education outreach program, please contact us at

We are a fun-loving community striving to learn more about the world below the surface one dive at a time while fostering friendships and a love of travel along the way.  We love SCUBA and we're sure you will too!  Come join SCUBA Club on our adventures!

Marine Technology Society provides hands-on opportunities for students interested in marine technology to build and conduct experiments with marine technology, explore research and career opportunities, and interact with like-minded people. Last year, we constructed an OpenROV and tested it in the Blatt swimming pool and Congaree National Park. This year, we are constructing Lagrangian drifters using Arduino software, which will be tested in the estuaries at Baruch.

MarSci is an inter-institutional venue for publishing undergraduate research manuscripts pertaining to the
marine and aquatic sciences. Students interested in writing a manuscript based on their undergraduate research
experience, as well as research advisors to undergraduates, should find MarSci to be the perfect opportunity for
undergraduates to engage in the process of submission and publication, a unique learning experience that is not
typically available to most undergraduate scientists.

Are you a geology/geophysics major or simply have a love for the earth, ocean, and outdoors? Well if so, this is the club for you! Our club meets twice a month to plan and coordinate fun activities such as hiking and camping while learning about the geological settings around us.

Students Advocating a Greener Environment (SAGE) is a student group at USC working to promote and increase environmental awareness, education, and activism on campus and in the community. It’s fun, locally relevant, and effective.

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