Student Clubs and Organizations

Being a part of student clubs and organizations is a great way to meet new friends, have fun, and try new things. Contact any of the club presidents or advisors to get involved!

Ag Ambassadors
Ag Ambassadors are a group of student volunteers who help promote the College by participating in recruitment events, meeting with prospective students and their parents, giving tours, and visiting high schools in the region.  Applications are accepted each Spring. For more information, contact Katie Daly (Academic Program Coordinator), katiej@udel.edu.

Agricultural College Council (AgCC)
AgCC gives CANR students a sense of unity, provides events for students to meet one another, and allows students to voice their opinions.   AgCC encourages, initiates, and conducts services which are beneficial to CANR students and promotes student-faculty cooperation to better suit student needs.  AgCC assists in planning, coordinating, and promoting the Fall and Spring Ag Socials, Ag Carnival, Ag Day, the Advisor Appreciation Reception, movie nights, game nights, and study breaks. For more information, contact Irene Park, ipark@udel.edu.

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity (AGR)
The world needs a few good men–the kind of men who lead by the example of their character and the value of their actions.  We’re a social fraternity offering a host of experiences that involve our members in the rich social fabric of college life.  Also, we’re a professional fraternity bonding our members in a common cause to better themselves as they pursue careers in agriculture.  For every man, the road to personal excellence offers both trial and triumph.  The road is never easy, but in AGR you’ll find a group of brothers dedicated to helping each other find triumph on that road. For more information, contact Matt Bogdan mbogy@udel.edu (President).

Alpha Zeta (AZ)
Alpha Zeta is a national co-ed, honors, agricultural fraternity.  Alpha Zeta fosters scholarship, leadership, character and fellowship among its members.  Membership is honorary and invitations are presented to second semester freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors who have a 3.0 GPA.  AZ participates in a wide variety of service projects, attends national conferences and plans several social events each semester. For more information, contact Laura Statts, stattsl@udel.edu.

Animal Science Club
The Animal Science Club promotes and provides educational opportunities for club members interested in the field of animal science. We accomplish this through informational guest speakers, our yearly regional competition (NESA,) volunteering at a local farm, and participation in Ag Day. Additionally, we take trips to zoos and aquariums, many of which include behind-the-scenes tours. We also foster friendships through social events like Cow Town Rodeo, and our annual trip to Longwood Gardens. For more information, contact Kayla Neiderfer at kaylan@udel.edu.

Blue Hen Birding Club

Blue Hen Birding is UD’s (and CANR’s!) official birding club. We’re a nature oriented club, with a focus on giving students the chance to get off campus, explore natural landscapes around the east coast, and practice their field ornithology skills – even if they’re not wildlife majors! We take monthly hikes into UD’s backyard: White Clay Creek State Park, and we do a weekend camping trip to Trap Pond State Park in southern Delaware.  Some of our trips have included Bombay Hook NWR, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, and Cape May Point State Park.  We work with the American Kestrel Association through the Brandywine Zoo and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to get kestrel boxes set up on UD property, and have some of our members monitor them for volunteer hours. Besides birding, we also encourage our members to get involved with the public and policy. On Earth Day, a small group of BHB members marched in the March for Science in D.C.!  We typically meet every other week, and enjoy having professional speakers at our meetings.  For more information contact President Billy Kaselow: wkaselow@udel.edu

Collegiate 4-H
Collegiate 4-H provides support to the Delaware 4-H program through leadership training, support for events on campus, and judges for 4-H activities. Collegiate members become role models for 4-H members and provide a connection to higher education and potential careers. Club members enjoy social activities and community service projects throughout the year. Collegiate 4-H is open to any UD student; previous 4-H experience is not required. For more information, contact Kasey Moyer at moyerka@udel.edu

Collegiate FFA
The National FFA Leadership Organization branches across all fifty states and U.S. territories. The University of Delaware Chapter of the Collegiate FFA cordially invites you to become a part of our ever growing FFA family! The Collegiate FFA gives students the opportunity to engage in community service, volunteer and social events. Be sure to visit our website, where you will find our calendar of events, upcoming meetings and much more. For more information, contact Ashley Taylor,  ashtay@udel.edu.

DeLA CLUB
DeLA Club is focused on exploring all aspects of the field of Landscape Architecture. Events will be held such as attending lectures by professionals in our field and in similar fields, building artistic and creative designs in the natural world, and discussing ways to improve environmental health through the landscape. Students will have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals, and to explore further into the field, through the means of art and plant science. For more information, contact Margaret Heffernan, margraeh@udel.edu or Faculty Advisor Dr. Jules Bruck, jbruck@udel.edu

Design Articulture (DART)
Every year, UD is invited to participate in the Philadelphia Flower Show and create an educational display for the Show located in the heart of Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society grants us $10,000 in order to design and create an exhibit and compete with other Universities and government departments in the area. Three professors from Art, Leadership, and Plant Science guide students of all disciplines to put on this display, and guide us in learning about the design process and a variety of other skill sets relevant to completing this full-scale project. For more information, contact Tess Strayer at staytess@udel.edu.

Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited provides an educational opportunity for students and the public, of all ages, to inform them of the importance of wetlands and the need to protect, preserve, and restore them as well as what they can do to help. A large purpose of this college chapter will be to aid in fundraising Ducks Unlimited Inc. to continue the nationwide funding for protection and restoration of wetlands. Additionally, Ducks Unlimited provides information on safe hunting techniques and sustainability through harvesting waterfowl and other animals for those that are interested in exploring the possibilities of hunting.
For more information contact Taylor Deemer, tdeemer@udel.edu or Faculty Advisor Dr. Chris Williams, ckwillia@udel.edu.

The Entomology Club brings together students with an interest in entomology to collect insects and peer educate with one another.  We go on camping trips every semester to collect from different locations; previous trips have included traveling to southern North Carolina on a weekend trip.  Another part of our mission is to educate the public, so we are active participants in Ag Day and love showing off our insect zoo and educating people about the benefits the insect world provides.    We meet on a bi-weekly basis to plan camping/collecting trips, do insect trivia, hold roach races, come up with new ideas for the club, and make friends while eating pizza.  To become involved contact Rebecca Robertson,  rrain@udel.edu.

Equestrian Team
The University of Delaware Equestrian team is a club sport that anyone can join.  The club has both showing and non-showing aspects.  UDET competes in the IHSA in both English and Western disciplines.  Besides showing, the team is involved in activities such as Ag Carnival and Ag Day.  The team also is involved with volunteering at riding organizations, such as therapeutic riding, and social activities such as pot-luck dinners and spirit events. For more information, contact Gabrielle Dawley, gdawley@udel.edu.

Food Science Club
This club strives to take Food Science education to a whole new level. This organization is about satisfying the interests of our students and expanding their horizons. Our meetings consist of guest speakers from the food industry, trips to local establishments, and the ever popular Institute of Food Technologist meetings. We are registered with the Philadelphia section of IFT, and by being involved with this professional organization, our students get a real sense of what it means to be a “food scientist.” For more information, contact June Teichmann,  jtei@udel.edu.

Horticulture Club
The Horticulture Club is a free way to travel to the finest and most popular gardens, arboretums, conservatories and parks in and around the Delaware area. Members have the opportunity to participate in hands-on work with plants in our own UD greenhouse, as well as the chance to volunteer at Ag Day, the Horticulture Club’s largest fundraiser of the year. If you enjoy plant photography, woodland walking paths, or simply meeting new people as you explore the beauty of nature, than look to the Horticulture Club for a terrific time. For more information, contact Abigail (Abby) Palmieri, apalm@udel.edu.

National AgriMarketing Association (NAMA)
NAMA is a student chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association.  The University of Delaware NAMA is dedicated to helping Food & Agribusiness Management students gain valuable career experience through group trips, guest speakers, development of marketing plans, and development of presentation skills. For more information, contact Erin Mullen,  emullen@udel.edu.

Sigma Alpha Sorority (SA)
We strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture. As a sorority we participate in several events such as Ag Carnival, Ag Day, and UDance. We have several fun sisterhood activities throughout the semester as well as social events with other organizations at the University. Women with a love for Agriculture from any major are encouraged to join. For more information, contact Kimmy Hildreth, khhildre@udel.edu.

The Wildlife Society
The UD student chapter of the Wildlife Society provides education about wildlife conservation; introduces career opportunities; and participates in volunteer services and fund-raisers. All students are welcome. For more information, contact Katie Gundermann, kpgund@udel.edu.

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)
VIDA is a non-profit humanitarian volunteer organization whose mission is to provide sustainable medical, veterinary and dental care to impoverished communities in Latin America. Our VIDA team raises awareness for global health issues in Latin America and provides opportunities to gain hands-on medical, veterinary and dental experience while helping these communities. For more information, contact Meaghan Young mmyoung@udel.edu.

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