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Welcome to Hortus Forum!
Cultivating a positive social community which fosters a passion for plants and teaches the value of horticulture.

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Description

Hortus Forum is a club which functions to cultivate a positive social community, which fosters a passion for plants, and teaches the value of horticulture.

Category

Departmental

Administrator Use Only
UG/GR *

By completing this form, you are confirming that the majority of the members of this organization will be undergraduate students. If this is not accurate, please STOP NOW, and refer to the Student Organization Registration Page.

Undergraduate

Organization Email *

Please use an email address that prospective members can email for more information.

Sport Club *

Organized for the purpose of furthering and promoting their interest in a particular sport or athletic activity. The club may be recreational, instructional, or competitive in nature.

No

Organization Address *

On campus address. Use advisor's office, if necessary.

21A Plant Science Building

Organization Type *

University

Funding source(s) *

Check all that apply; SAFC or GPSAFC should not both be checked

  • SAFC
  • SA By-line Funded
  • Fundraising
  • CU Department
Purpose/Description *

Briefly describe the purpose of your organization.

Cultivating a positive social community which fosters a passion for plants and teaches the value of horticulture.

Hortus Forum has a key role in…providing educational experiences beyond the classroom and teaching the Cornell community about plants. This includes but is not limited to: field trips, presentations and workshops, promotion of internships, career development opportunities, and social events.

Hortus Forum provides a forum for conversation with campus representatives, such as administrators. Representing plant science students to administration is not necessarily a priority, given the diversity of majors represented.

Plant sales are a necessary function of the organization; they are a means of generating revenue, and are utilized as learning opportunities and outreach.

Although plant sales primarily encompass ornamental plants, Hortus Forum represents the breadth horticulture and includes opportunities for engaging with a diversity of plant-based experiences.

Hortus Forum provides value to the Department of Horticulture through…
· Fostering a culture of inclusiveness, in which all are welcome.

· Promoting an interest in horticulture.

· Giving exposure to horticulture to students from throughout the university.

· Providing important outside-the-classroom experiences in Horticulture.

· Adding an attractive, appealing image/appearance to the Cornell greenhouses.

· Maintaining the reputation, continuity and history of a long running organization.

· Providing an important, healthy, positive social arena for students from throughout the campus community with similar interests.

Meeting Information *

Please include day(s), time(s), and location(s) of your meetings.

Wednesdays, 4:40pm
Room 22 Plant Science Building

Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process. For example, indicate whether potential members must try out for a sport club, or audition to be part of a musical group, etc.

N/A

President/Chairperson Full Name *

If your organization has more than one president/chairperson (or co-presidents), please list the additional officer(s) under the third or fourth officer below.

Elsa de Becker

Treasurer Full Name *

Sarah Hetrick

Third Officer Title *

Vice President

Third Officer Full Name *

Aleena Jafri

Fourth Officer Title *

Greenhouse Manager

Fourth Officer Full Name *

Myles Collinson

Advisor Full Name *

Because this is a university organization, the advisor acknowledges that it is part of their responsibilities to advise this organization. If this is not the case, the organization should be listed as an independent organization.

Marcia Eames-Sheavly