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Student Organizations

(Listed in alphabetical order)

 

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta)

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is the national biological honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, and is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Tennessee Tech University has an active student chapter with monthly meetings. Faculty advisor: Richard Pirkle. 


Save Us

The goals of this organization are to promote successful animal adoption through education and training of animals as well as support local animal shelter and resources. The club also gives students insight into the profession of animal behavior and animal training. Click here to access the Save Us website. Faculty advisor: Dr. Nikki Panter. 


Student Association for Plant Sciences

This organization seeks to bring students together through a common interest and desire to learn more about plants. The group is interested in all aspects of botany, including plant systematics, horticulture, molecular biology, conservation, and education. SAPS is a recognized chapter of the Botanical Society of America (BSA), the preeminent professional society for plant science in the United States. Faculty advisor: Dr. Shawn Krosnick.


Student Conservation Biology Association

SCBA represents a collaborative effort between students, educators, professionals, and individuals with an interest in issues affecting the biodiversity of local and worldwide communities. The organization seeks to provide a forum for the increased awareness of issues affecting biodiversity, opportunities for service and education, and resources for professional development of its members. Faculty advisor: Dr. Kit Wheeler.


Student Fisheries Association (SFA)

The Tennessee Tech Student Fisheries Association (SFA) was established in 1988 with the hope of uniting students interested in the fisheries profession. The Tennessee Tech SFA is part of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. The Association actively participates in the Tennessee Save-Our-Streams project, the annual Kid's Fishing Derby, as well as various other activities. Membership into the SFA is open to anyone interested in fisheries or fisheries-related issues. Click here to view the TTUSFA website. Faculty advisor: Dr. Brad Cook.


The Wildlife Society (TWS)

Tennessee Tech University has an active student chapter of The Wildlife Society. The TWS student chapter holds meetings once per month and participates in numerous activities including assisting with deer check stations, cleaning up at local parks, and competing in the annual student conclave. Faculty advisor: Dr. Steven Hayslette. 

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