Student Organizations

Get engaged with geography outside of the classroom.

TU Geography Society

The Towson University Geography Society (TUGS), better known as the Geography Club, is a "social-academic" club where like-minded students participate in geography-related discussions and projects. The club provides students with many opportunities to meet other students and engage with professors outside of the classroom. Over the past few years, the club has sponsored Geography Bowl teams, and club members have attended conferences at home and regionally and participated in mapping experiments. All students who are interested in geography are welcome to join the club and get involved. You do not have to be majoring or minoring in geography and environmental planning to participate.

Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society

The department sponsors a chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), an international honor society in geography.  GTU members share a background and interest in geography.  The organization's chapters support geography knowledge and awareness. GTU awards five scholarships annually to members.  Four of the scholarships are given to undergraduates and one is given to a graduate student. 

Any student who has completed three semesters of course work with a minimum GPA of 3.3 overall and in their geography courses is eligible to join.  You don’t have to be a geography major to belong but you must have taken at least three geography courses. Membership requires a $40 initiation fee. If you are interested, fill out the form below.

GTU Honor Society Application

YouthMappers Chapter of Towson University

YouthMappers Chapter of Towson University is a part of a global organization with chapters located in 67 countries around the world. As a member, you have access to a wealth of benefits, including free training and online courses in emerging open-source mapping skills, the opportunity to actively engage with local communities to tackle real-world problems, and the chance to collaborate with chapters worldwide. Activities encompass mapathons, international exchanges, fundraising, drone flying, recruitment efforts, and more, all of which look great on your resume! We welcome all Towson University students in good university standing, regardless of major, background, experience, or skill, and there are no costs or fees to join.

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