Carthage has more than 120 student groups and organizations through which students can get involved, explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform community service. The following organizations are popular with geospatial science students.
Carthage’s Geo Club is a notably vibrant and active student club on campus, dedicated to promoting a wider awareness of geospatial science, geography, and geographic diversity among the general student body. Activities include camping and geocaching trips, and excursions to geographical points of interest such as Chicago and Milwaukee. The Geo Club also organizes events to commemorate Geography Awareness Week, including demonstrations and GPS “treasure hunting” for GIS Day. The club meets weekly to plan activities, share J-Term travel experiences, and play geography games. The Geo Club regularly hosts a Friday Family Fun Night event in Hedberg Library and enjoys an exceptionally high turnout from the community. Past events have included tree-ring and rock demonstrations, a geography bee, and geocaching so children of various ages gain a wider awareness of geography and geoscience.
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Members of GTU must meet academic requirements. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.