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Welcome to the School of Geosciences and USF! The GGSO serves the graduate students of the School of Geosciences and the USF community by fostering social connections, educational outreach, field trips and professional development workshops. 

New to GGSO? Come check us out at our monthly meetings or one of our events throughout the school year!
We will reach out regularly with information and announcements regarding our activities. We regularly host events like writing workshops and the favorite "Bad Science Movie Night".

PLEASE remember to register on this OrgSync system. We need as many names on the roster as possible, as it ties in to our activities and paperwork with the Center for Student Involvement.

Welcome! We hope to see you soon!

Portal Information


The Geology Graduate Student Organization (GGSO) is an academic organization designed to meet the unique needs of graduate students of the Department of Geosciences at USF. With the recent merger of the departments of Geology, Environmental Science and Policy, and Geography our mission of connecting and serving the graduate students within our School is more important than ever.

While the primary responsibility of GGSO is to the graduate body of the Department of Geology, its activities are open to students, staff, and faculty members from all academic levels and interests. Aside from promoting friendship and networking among the graduate body of the department, GGSO provides educational workshops, field trips to sites of geologic interest, and community and campus outreach projects.

We also provide an active voice for grad students in departmental affairs, and work to foster beneficial connections with faculty, alumni and undergraduates. We provide a representative at the monthly meetings of the Geology Alumni Society (GAS), one of the premier alumni organizations at USF, and a group that plays an active role in mentoring students and preparing them for successful careers as geoscientists. GGSO often works in cooperation with our sister organization, the Geology Club, which is focused on undergraduates and is open to anyone in the student body who has a general interest in geology.


Academic & Professional

Advisor Name

This is your 2018-2019 Student Organization Advisor. Note: Student organization advisors must be a current full-time faculty or staff member or a graduate assistant at the University of South Florida Tampa campus with a valid USF email address and NetID.

Judy McIlrath

Advisor USF Email

All student organizations at the University of South Florida Tampa campus are required to have an advisor in order to maintain the organization's active status. An advisor must be a full time faculty/staff or graduate assistant at the Tampa campus. Your advisor must confirm their role as the advisor in your organization. Enter your advisor's email and an Advisor Approval Form will be sent to him/her for approval. You are encouraged to inform your advisor in advance of a forthcoming email from this system because your organization cannot complete the registration process to become an active organization until your advisor has approved the request.

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Is this organization A&S Funded?

For questions about A&S Funding or to check how much money your organization has left to spend, please contact Student Business Services at or 813-974-7100

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Available Spending Amount:$930.00