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Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities provide opportunities for service, leadership and industry contacts to broaden and enrich the academic experience. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has a strong network of student organizations that provide excellent experiences to help students develop these important skills.

Student Organizations

Listed below are student organizations affiliated with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Virginia Tech also maintains a list of student organizations across the university.

Note: Student leaders or advisers who wish to provide corrections or additional information for this page should contact the department.

4-H Collegiate Club

The 4-H Collegite Club is an organization that provides its members with a sense of identity on campus, enriches their lives through group projects and develops confidence and leadership skills. Clubs provide service and support to their local and state 4-H programs, such as serving as judges and conducting training workshops. They are also a service and social group for campus students.

AAEC - Econ Graduate Student Association

This club aims to improve its members' experience at Virginia Tech by facilitating social interactions that develop the support system that graduate students need both at VT and in the future.

Ag Econ/NAMA Club

This club promotes professional educational, social, and teamwork development in the fields of agri-business, agri-marketing, and applied agricultural economics.

Agronomy Club

Leadership, fellowship, and educational opportunities abound through participation in agricultural sciences-related activities at the local, state, and national levels.

Alpha Epsilon, Virginia Eta Chapter

The honor society of agricultural, food, and biological engineering promotes the high ideals of the engineering profession.

Alpha Gamma Rho

Alpha Gamma Rho is a social and professional fraternity for young men pursuing a career related to the agriculture, food, or fiber or natural resources. The fraternity is located on a historic six acre plantation near the outskirts of town.

Alpha Gamma Rho Website

Alpha Zeta, Virginia Chapter

This organization is a professional, service, and honorary fraternity for men and women to foster high standards of scholarship, character, leadership, and a spirit of fellowship, and to promote the profession of agriculture.

Alpha Zeta, Virginia Chapter Website

American Society of Agriculture and Biological Engineers

ASABE is a professional and technical society dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.

Animal Nutrition Club

This club promotes interest in animal nutrition in the areas of research, education, and careers. It recruits undergraduate scholars through informational meetings and guest lectures.

Beef Leadership Council

The Beef Leadership Council educates students about the beef industry and to serve as a liaison between Virginia Tech and the Virginia Cattlemen's Association.

Biochemistry Club

This organization is an educational and social club for students of all academic levels involved in the study of biochemistry.

Biochemistry Club Website

Block and Bridle Club

The Block and Bridle Club is a professional and social club that promotes higher scholastic standards and a more complete understanding of animal science among students through events and programs.

Block and Bridle Club Website

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Ambassadors

Ambassadors are undergraduate students who are advocates for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. By representing the student body, Ambassadors have been placed into a position of leadership and service.

College Ambassadors Website

Collegiate FFA

This is a professional society for current and aspiring agricultural education teachers, providing professinoal development and networking opportunities.

Dairy Club

This is a professional club that promotes greater understanding of the dairy industry among students and the community through social, educational, and fund-raising events.

Dairy Club Website

Environmental Student Organization

This is a student-led organization emphasizing environmental interests. Professional, educational, social, service, and leadership opportunities exist.

Equestrian Club

The Equestrian Club promotes understanding of the equine species, their characteristics, and care; sponsors the Intercollegiate Riding Team; and provides opportunities for involvement in equine-related activities.

Equestrian Club on Gobbler Connect

FarmHouse Fraternity

FarmHouse Fraternity is for gentlemen of all majors with an interest in agriculture, who are high in scholarship, of good moral character, who value social opportunity without alcohol, and desire to serve their fellowmen and the world.

FarmHouse Fraternity Website

Feed by Seed

Feed by Seed promotes international agricultural education, development, and advocacy.

Feed by Seed Website

Fitness and Nutrition Club

This club raises awareness about nutrition and fitness to Virginia Tech students and the surrounding community.

Fitness and Nutrition Club Website

Food Science Club

This club promotes the professional growth of students through involvement with the Institute of Food Technologists, and through education and service activities.

Food Science Product Development Team

The Food Science Product Development Team designs and develops food products for industry and professionals that sponsor competitions.

Horticulture Club

This professional club promotes horticulture and the horticulture industry among students, the community, and statewide through social, educational, and professional activities.

Horticulture Club Website

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences

MANNRS promotes careers by encouraging research by undergraduate and graduate students; fostering scholarly achievement and excellence; and providing a local and national network of support for members.

MANNRS Website

Physical Therapy Club

This organization is for students interested in the physical therapy profession.

Physical Therapy Club Website

Pi Alpha Xi

This organization was originally established to unify students, educators, and professional horticulturists. It promotes scholarship, fellowship, professional leadership, and the enrichment of human life through plants.

Pi Alpha Xi Website

Plant, Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science Graduate Student Organization

This organization provides scientific service and social interactions by graduate students for the department faculty, staff, and students.

Poultry Science Club

The Poultry Science Club promotes the academic and professional development of students through poultry judging activities, exhibits, field trips, tours and other activities, and assists members seeking scholarships, internships and experience in the industry.

Pre-Veterinary Club

This pre-professional club promotes the study of veterinary medicine through educational, service, fund raising, and recreational opportunities.

Pre-Veterinary Club Website

Sigma Alpha Sorority

Sigma Alpha is a professional sorority that fosters the study of agriculture among women by promoting scholarship, leadership, service, and sisterhood. Activities include philanthropies, socials, rushes, and educational services.

Sigma Alpha Sorority Website

Student Dietetics Association

This social and educational organization is for students preparing for careers in dietetics.

Student Dietetics Association Website

Swine Club

The Swine Club promotes learning about all aspects of swine use and care, ranging from production to biomedical research. Activities include volunteering at pig related events, social, and fundraising.

Turf Club

This social and educational club promotes professional and social interaction among students and encourages a fuller understanding of the work of turf managers and promotes cooperation with them.

W.B. Alwood Entomological Society

This is an educational and social organization concerned with entomology and open to all members of the university community which also serves as the focus of support to graduate students in the department.

W.B. Alwood Entomological Society on Gobbler Connect

Young Farmers

A chapter that provides students interested in agriculture and rural communities leadership, educational, legislative, networking, and social opportunities. In association with Virginia Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau Federations.


Judging and Competition Teams

Judging teams and competition teams provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and public presentation skills while putting to use the technical skills they learn in class as they compete against their peers from universities nationwide. Membership on teams provide an impressive entry on a resume, as well as the opportunity to travel to competitions throughout the United States. Among our current judging teams are: