School Clubs and Groups
At Michigan Tech, you’ll find more than 220 student organizations—everything from athletics to academics to professional development. Tackle something new, or join one of the School's clubs, and spend your free time bird-watching, bear-counting, or knocking down bowling pins. Clubs also try to find training opportunities to help with certifications, like chainsaw safety or firefighting.
Conclaves, conferences, and community projects. The Forestry Club advances the science and education of sustainable forest ecosystem management. The Michigan Tech student chapter of the Society of American Foresters welcomes students in all majors.
Forest Stewards Guild
A long break, coupled with a very cold Upper Peninsula winter, caused three students to geek out on the ideals of the Forest Stewards Guild. A student chapter formed in early 2014. The group of future foresters—the only campus in the nation with a student chapter of the guild—focuses on field trips where they meet up with forestry professionals to learn about environmental management strategies and challenges in both wild and civilized settings.
International Forestry Students Association (IFSA)
The School is home to the second US chapter of IFSA (and first east of the Mississippi). Currently our IFSA chapter is housed as part of the Forestry Club. This chapter works to promote international communication among forestry students, and interaction with students from other countries through its activities and meetings.
We collect watershed data. Assess development impact on wetlands. Clean up streams. The Michigan Tech Society of Wetland Scientists student chapter promotes wetland education, resources, and forums to encourage wetland protection, restoration, and stewardship through chapter projects. Students in all majors are welcome.
Wildland Fire Fighting Club
This is one of the newer clubs in the school and aims to provide students with experience using fire as a management tool. This club interacts with state and federal agencies to participate in prescribed fires, and also helps coordinate students obtaining credentials to be red carded to fight wildfires, and basic chainsaw safety certification.
Wildlife Society Student Chapter
Michigan Tech's student chapter of The Wildlife Society works with professionals in wildlife and related fields, participates in a yearly trip to the Wolf/Bear Centers in Ely, Minnesota, volunteers with Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, and seeks out valuable and memorable wildlife experiences.
Women in Natural Resources
Community and professional development opportunities for women and supporters in areas related to natural resources and environmental science.
Xi Sigma Pi
Michigan Tech's Alpha Eta Chapter of the national forestry honor society provides tutoring, maintains the School's library, and hosts the School's annual symposium. All students in a forest resources management curriculum are welcome, regardless of major. Membership, by invitation only, is based on GPA and character.
School Bowling Club
We meet weekly during the academic year to get some exercise, relieve stress, and have fun with students, faculty, and staff. All ability levels are welcome. The time spent together in fellowship is a huge reason why our School is different.