Clubs and Organizations
The Bumpers College sponsors more than 20 different clubs and organizations for students to get involved in, and meet and network with other students and professionals in specific areas of interest.
Joining clubs and organizations are great ways for our students to not only make friends and stay involved, but they often prove opportunities for volunteerism and professional development events that look great on resumes and make great talking points in a job interview.
Clubs for all majors:
- Collegiate 4-H: Prepares members for leadership and cooperative roles in their professional careers; open to all majors.
- Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences: MANRRS promotes inclusion and advancement of members of ethnic/cultural groups under-represented in the agricultural and natural sciences and related fields in all phases of career preparation and participation.
- Collegiate Farm Bureau: Collegiate Farm Bureau is an opportunity for students to serve as ambassadors for agriculture.
- FFA Alumni and Supporters: Whether you were an FFA member in high school or not, this is an opportunity for you to join a registered student organization that supports agricultural education.
- Cattlemen's Association at the University of Arkansas: A professional and social club at the University of Arkansas that focuses on educating students on legislation and industry, encouraging advocacy, and promoting beef on campus to those less familiar with the lifestyle.
- Alpha Epsilon- The Honor Society of Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineering.
- Gamma Sigma Delta - The honor society for agriculture
- Alpha Gamma Rho - A social fraternity for men in agriculture
- Sigma Alpha - Professional agricultural sorority for women promoting all areas of agriculture. Being an agriculture major is not a requirement.
- FarmHouse - A social fraternity focused on building the whole man
Special Interests/Department Clubs:
- Agricultural Business Club - A pre-professional student club that provides opportunities to socialize, fosters academic achievement, and provides professional contacts. Industry leaders often speak at club events.
Agricultural Education Communication and Technology clubs
- Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow - The Mission of the University of Arkansas chapter of ACT is to build relationships among agricultural communication professionals and college students and faculty, to provide professional and academic development for members and to promote agriculture through communications efforts.
- Agricultural Mechanics Club - Ag Mech Club is primarily for the Ag Systems students, although it’s open to all students who have an interest in technical types of things.
Animal Science clubs
- Agro-Panama International - For leaders who seek to establish equality of opportunity in the agricultural sector globally, together with governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations and the general public in order to ensure food sustainability for tomorrow. Open to any major.
- Block and Bridle Club - For students who are interested in the animal industries. The club is affiliated with the National Block and Bridle Club.
- Pre-Vet Club - An organization for students interested in veterinary medicine; especially designed for those students in the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum.
Crop Soil and Environmental Science Clubs
- Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Club - Promotes stewardship of soil, water, and vegetation and sponsors projects and hands-on activities in a "living laboratory” setting to strengthen academic learning.
- Entomology Club - Members include graduate and undergraduate students and people in postdoctoral positions who are interested in entomology.
- Food Science Club - Graduate students and undergraduate students majoring in Food Science. Speakers and activities allow students to learn more about their chosen field, make contacts for the future, and have fun.
- Horticulture Club - The Horticulture Club is for students interested in horticulture, including landscape design, floriculture, ornamentals, fruits and vegetables.
Human Environmental Science
- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Student Chapter - The AATCC student chapter is the premier organization of the AMPD program. AATCC is a global resource for quality, innovation, and technical information for the textile, fiber, and soft goods industries. It also provides us access to more than 2,300 individual and corporate members in about 50 countries.
- Fashion & Apparel Board (FAB-UA) - Open to any student interested in the apparel and textile industry. Activities are designed to inform members of this dynamic industry and to actively engage with the public. Membership provides an excellent opportunity to interact with guest speakers and a chance to work with the community.
- Child Life Professions - It shall be the purpose of Child Life Profession's to help
foster relationships between students and inspire knowledge towards obtaining successful
careers as Child Life Specialists.
- Faculty Sponsor: Donia Timby
- Phi Upsilon Omicron - Professional honor society for human environmental sciences students. To be eligible for invitation to membership, a student must rank in the upper 35% of the class and be recognized for character and leadership.
- Professional Convention Management Association - For students interested in the profession of event planning and management.
- Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nick Johnston
- Southern Early Childhood Association - For students interested in the career of early childhood education.
- Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Laura Herold
- Student Dietetic Association - Open to any student interested in the field of dietetics. Activities are designed
to inform members of the field of dietetics and to spread information to the public.
Membership provides an excellent opportunity to interact with dietetics professionals
and a chance to work with the community.
Sustainable Fashion Club – Open to students of any major. The club brings together students' passion for fashion and the value of sustainability, creating a community of kids who share values—fashion, ecology, and style. Members impart knowledge on upcycling, greenwashing, quick and slow fashion, etc. Students will be connected to eco-friendly fashion companies and enterprises through the club’s efforts.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lance Cheramie
- Poultry Science Club - For students interested in poultry science. The club conducts social, educational and service activities. Speakers and other activities provide opportunities to network with poultry industry professionals.
- Poultry Science Graduate Student Association (PSGA) - Graduate students - you have your own site, check out what's going on. The PSGA is a great way to connect with fellow grad students while here at the University of Arkansas.