Student organizations will expand your college experience, helping you build a personal network with Purdue FNR peers, industry professionals and alumni. Participating in a student organization will provide you with opportunities to receive valuable insight on job prospects, industry news, internships and unique experiences.

Listed below are student organization officers, meeting times, office hours and links to club websites. For more information, feel free to contact a club officer or faculty advisor. View Student Opportunities​ for information on study abroad, honors and leadership opportunities.

Meeting Dates and Events

The Student Council is comprised of the cabinet, the president of each departmental club, a representative elected from each departmental club, overall sophomore representative, and an overall freshmen representative. If you would like to purchase FNR Merchandise contact the Student Council Officers.​
Undergraduate Student Council Officers
The Council’s purpose is to promote coordination and cooperation among students, student organizations and faculty in the Department of Forestry & Natural Resources. It is composed of president, vice president, ​secretary, treasurer, and representatives from each departmental student organization and the freshman and sophomore classes.

FNR Ambassadors are student volunteers who share their passion for the department and Purdue with visitors to campus. Whether the visit is from a prospective student, alumnus, tour group, or one of the department’s many stakeholders, ambassadors assist in providing visitors with useful information, answering questions about the department’s programs, and showcasing the caring and inclusive atmosphere that is a hallmark of FNR.

Ambassadors:

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American Fisheries Society​ aims to provide training, hands-on experience and professional development of students seeking jobs in fisheries and aquatic sciences fields. Members also promote scientific research, sustainable management and community engagement on aquatic resources valued by the public.

Purdue American Fisheries Society (AFS) identityOfficers​ Meeting Dates & Events
Club Email

Forest Products Society is a world leader in technical information transfer to further the socially beneficial use of wood and fiber resources. Society members represent a broad range of professional interests, including private and public research and development, industrial management and production, marketing, education, government, engineering, and consulting.

Purdue Forest Products Society (FPS)Officers

Meeting Dates & Events

The purpose of the Purdue Student Society of Arboriculture is to advance the science, technology, education, and practice of urban forestry, arboriculture, and related fields and to use the knowledge and skill of the profession to benefit the members and society.

Purdue Student Society of Arboriculture (PSSA)Officers

Meeting Dates & Events
Club Email

The mission of Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society.

Purdue University Forestry & Natural Resources continues to receive accreditation by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Committee on Accreditation (COA), which determines if the degree program option meets SAF accreditation standards for mission, goals and objectives, program organization and administration, students, parent-institution support, curriculum, and faculty. FNR has also received the Society of American Foresters' accreditation of postsecondary degree-granting programs in forestry, urban forestry, natural resources and ecosystem management, and forest technology.

Society of American Foresters (SAF)Officers

Meeting Dates & Events
Club Email

The mission of the Student Chapter of Environmental Education​ is to provide Purdue University students with opportunities to educate Indiana citizens, including youth, landowners, and other stakeholder groups about natural resources.

Student Chapter of Environmental Education (SCEE)Officers

Meeting Dates & Events

The mission of The Wildlife Society is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society. Student members have opportunities to practice using wildlife techniques, meet wildlife professionals, and participate in excursions to gain hands-on wildlife experience.

The Wildlife Society (TWS)Officers

Meeting Dates & Events

Alumnus Steve Creech relaxes on a wildfire scene, Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty holds on a small mammal trap, wildlife student Amanda Heltzel stands in front of a lake
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FNR Faces in the Crowd: All-American Marching Band

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Heltzel Named Wildlife Undergraduate Student of the Year by TWS

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TWS Student Chapter Honors Wildlife Biologist Chris Anchor for Exemplary Service

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Purdue Student Chapter of American Fisheries Society wins award

The Purdue student chapter of the American Fisheries Society won the award for the most active...

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