Student group at Spring Fest

For events and meetings view:
FNR Student Organization Calendars.

Landon Neumann​, Junior Double Majoring in Wildlife & Forestry talks about the Indiana Young Birders Club. 

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.

To purchase FNR merchandise, contact Student Council officers. Water bottles, shirts, cutting boards, portfolios, sweatshirts and more items are available to order.​

Student Council

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
President: Avery Cook​
Vice President/Secretary: Liz Brewer
Treasurer: Mackinsie Carter
Student Body Rep: Jordan Ward
Sophomore Rep: Cole Jones
Freshman Rep: Andrea Wright​

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.

American Fisheries Society (AFS)

President: Jason Jaworski
Vice President/StuCo Rep: Matt Campbell​
Treasurer: Cole Jones
Secretary: Mackensie Carter 
Advisor: Dr. Mitch Zischke​

American Fisheries Society logo
Meeting times:
6:00pm; every other Thursday, PFEN G077
Club Email:

AFS promotes scientific research and enlightened management of resources for optimum use and enjoyment by the public. It also encourages a comprehensive education for fisheries scientists and continuing on-the-job training.

Forest Products Society (FPS)

President: Damon McGuckin
Vice President: Josh Miller
Secretary: Edward Oehlman​
Treasurer: Marshall Gaddy
Advisor: Dr. Rado Gazo
Forest Products logo
Meeting times: 6:00 pm; Monday evenings, FPRD 105

FPS 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 Student Society of Arboriculture (PSSA)

President: Ben McCallister
Vice-President/Secretary: Sarah Abercrombie
Treasurer/StuCo Rep: Evan Watkins

Advisor: Lindsey Purcell

Purdue Student Society of Arboriculture (PSSA) logo
Office Hours with Advisor: T and Th 9-11am (No meeting currently scheduled)
Club email:

The purpose of this student organization 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.

Society of American Foresters (SAF)

President: Ed Oehlmann​
Vice President: Damon McGuckin
Secretary/StuCo Rep: Jared Deininger
Treasurer: Sean Verkamp
Advisor: Dr. Mike Jenkins
Society of American Foresters (SAF)
Meeting times: weekly on Tuesday evenings.
Club email:

The mission of SAF 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.

The Wildlife Society (TWS)

President: Morgan Sussman​
Vice President: Rebekah Lumkes
Treas/Sec: Justin Kim
StuCo Rep: Landon Newman
Advisor: Dr. Jason Hoverman
Graduate Student Advisor: Jacob Berl​

The Wildlife Society Logo
Meeting times: 6:00 pm, biweekly on Wednesdays, PFEN 103.
National Association For Interpretation (NAI) is now a division under TWS. For more information please use TWS's listed contacts.

The mission of TWS 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.

Meeting times: Mondays, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, FORS 208.

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.

College of Agriculture Student Organizations
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