Student Organizations

AAPG – Student Chapter
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Energy Resources Group
Student group for the Energy & Earth Resources Graduate Program, UT Austin

Geoscience Empowerment Network
Building a more inclusive community at the Jackson School of Geosciences

Geoscience Leadership Organization for Women (GLOW)
Promoting leadership, outreach, and community within earth sciences
Latinas in earth and planetary sciences
Graduate Student Executive Committee (GSEC)
Main graduate student organization at the Jackson School
Undergraduate Geological Society (UGS)
“We love rocks. Rocks love us back.”
SEG – Student Chapter
Society of Exploration Geophysicists


UT Wide Student Organizations

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) at UT Austin is a professional student organization for undergraduate and graduate LGBTQ students in STEM. The group hosts lectures from LGBTQ STEM professionals (e.g. Microsoft, BP, Chevron), monthly study nights with snacks, and year-round social events.


Queer Graduate Student Association (QGSA)

The Queer Grad student Alliance is an agency of the UT’s Graduate Student Assembly. QGSA seeks to promote community across the entire UT campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning graduate students and their allies. They seek to provide social events and other relevant programming to give graduate students the opportunity to connect outside of their individual colleges.


Black Voices: A Supportive Group for Black Students

This weekly discussion group is open to Black-identified students, regardless of nationality or racial/ethnic background. From race relations to career development and from cultural appropriation to sexuality and dating in the Black community, students are welcome to discuss any topic that is relevant to their experiences. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the current sociopolitical climate, the psychosocial impact of racial injustice, systemic issues that historically and currently marginalize and oppress the Black community, religious and spiritual development and identity development in the Black community.

Latinx Voices: A Supportive Space for Latinx Students

This weekly discussion group is open to all Latin- identified students, regardless of identities, nationality, or racial/ethnic background and/or immigration status. The group provides a safe and supportive atmosphere in which participants can engage in inviting and authentic discussion around students’ experiences as Latinx students on the UT campus. Any and all topics that are relevant to students’ experiences can be discussed such as sociopolitical issues, immigration status or conditions, intersecting identities, academics, and more. Students’ privacy will be respected.

Black Graduate Student Association

The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is an interdisciplinary organization that aims to empower and provide support to Black graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. Through academic programming, professional development, community engagement, and social events, BGSA addresses the needs of Black graduate students while also serving as a safe space for learning and discussion. We recognize the richness and diversity of African and African American cultures, and celebrate the varying expressions of all graduate students on UT’s campus that descend from Africa and the African diaspora. Our goal is to inspire community and collaboration. Students of all majors and backgrounds are welcome.