How to Get Involved

Botany Ambassadors

Ambassadors communicate with applicants, blog, give tours, and assist in department events. Students may apply to be an ambassador in their third semester with the department.

Contact Lisa Klein if interested

Teaching Opportunities

During the Fall and Spring semesters the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology hires graduate students and undergraduate students to serve as teaching assistants in some of the Botany (BTNY) courses. These are paid positions and can give you valuable experience in teaching.

Teaching assistants may grade papers, administer exams, and even teach a lab section. Experienced TAs may be asked to teach a class in a teacher’s absence. If you are interested in becoming a TA please speak with John Cavaletto, the department lab coordinator.

John Cavaletto

John Cavaletto

Lilly Hall of Life Science 1418
Teaching Laboratories Coordinator

Student Organizations

Botany Club

Open to all majors, this club brings together those students with a passion for plants. Activities and fundraisers take place throughout the year.

For more information on how to become a member, meeting times, and more, please visit:

All Student-led clubs can be found on