Worcester State University
Physical and Earth Sciences

Student Activities

The department sponsors two student activity groups, the Worcester State University chapter of the Geographic Honor Society, Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) and the Environmental Advocacy Group (EAG)


Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is the International Geography honor Society. It was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931.

Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. The Worcester State University chapter of GTU was founded in 1982. In addition to an academic honor the chapter is a focus for activities and events surrounding the Geography program at Worcester State. Ongoing activities include support of the Worcester State Tanzania Fund, maintenance of the Candace Scola Memorial Garden, Geography Awareness Week celebration activities and Earth Day cleanups.

To join GTU contact Stephen Roberts, the chapter president sroberts1@worcester.edu or the faculty advisor, Dr. Stephen Healy (extension 8908) Stephen.Healy@worcester.edu


The Environmental Advocacy Group (EAG) is an organization on WSU campus that focuses on the interaction between humans and the environment. The (EAG) was founded in 2005 and has been very active in environmental programs on campus and in the Worcester area. The group helped implement single stream recycling on the campus and has worked with the college administration to reduce waste generation and energy consumption on campus. The work of the group was recognized by the National Wildlife Foundation with a Campus Ecology Fellowship awarded to Chris Noonan the founder of the EAG. The group has brought speakers such as Kevin Knobloch, the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists to campus and shows films on environmental issues. We also participate in activities such as local park clean-ups, Blackstone River monitoring programs, and other events. We are always open to new ideas, and remember, no idea is too big and no idea is too small. We meet on Tuesdays @ 3:00pm in room ST308 of the Science and Tech building. If you can’t make the meetings no worries, keep up to date with newsletters and help participate in activities to improve our environment, because a few hours of your time make the efforts of the people who put in hundreds of hours much more rewarding. To sign-up or for further questions contact Nick Charette at ncharette@worcester.edu. You can also contact Dr. William Hansen the faculty advisor whansen@worcester.edu

Related Links
  Association of American Geographers
  US Geological Survey’s National Map
  National Geographic
  State of Massachusetts MassGIS
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