We are soon to start the Fall 2016 Semester, and we at the GGSO would like to welcome all of the new students to the School of Geosciences and USF! We are here to serve 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!
Geography or ESP students: We are here for you too! Though our name doesn't reflect it very well, we represent EVERYONE in the School of Geosciences. We want you to feel included and look forward to hearing from you.
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 back, and hope to see you soon,
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.
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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.
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.
Presidents are responsible for completing the MSC Accountable Officer Forms to reserve space. You will receive a form via email or you can search "MSC Accountable Officer Form" or any of its key terms to submit.
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