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American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
The MSU Chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing was established in 2003. The parent society is a non-profit organization and was established to educate individuals in the science of photogrammetry, remote sensing, and related geospatial technologies. It strives to advance knowledge by sponsoring meetings and by publishing and distributing books, periodicals, treatises, and other scholarly and practical works to further the science of photogrammetry, remote sensing, and related geospatial technologies. The MSU chapter provides a means for the exchange of ideas among Mississippi State University students, faculty, and staff interested in geospatial technologies.
CFR Dean's Council
The CFR Dean's Student Council provides the means for the exchange of information and ideas between the student body, faculty and administration. It coordinates and supports activities that enhance professional growth and social welfare of CFR students and provides counsel to the Dean on academic and extra-curricular aspects of student life. The Dean's Student Council plans and conducts the CFR Fall Bar-B-Que, the Annual Student Awards Banquet, and assists in welcoming visitors to the CFR ate events such as MSU Discovery Day. Membership is comprised of four elected officers (CFR Interschool Council) and the President/Chairman of each recognized CFR student organization.
Society of American Foresters (SAF) / Forestry Club
The Mississippi State Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters / Forestry Club is an active part of a nationally recognized professional organization. Its purposes at MSU are to promote professionalism and fellowship among student members, to provide service to the local community, to aid in the advancement of forestry at MSU, and to gain social experience and personal contacts with professional foresters. Student Chapter objectives are attained through involvement in SAF activities at the local, state and national level. Any student enrolled in the CFR is eligible for membership in the Chapter. Some activities in which the Chapter participates include Annual State and National SAF Conventions, Fall and Spring Field Days, MSU Fall Discover Day, Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show, Wood Magic Science Fair, Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave, Adopt-A-Highway program, and Project Learning Tree. Students are encouraged to join because active involvement in any professional organization leads not only to individual advancement in a profession, but also to advancement of the profession.
Xi Sigma Pi
Xi Sigma Pi is the national forestry honor society. It was founded at the University of Washington in 1908. The MSU Chapter Alpha Theta was founded in 1971. The objectives of Xi Sigma Pi are to secure and maintain a high standard of scholarship in forest resources education, to work for the improvement of the forest resources profession, and to promote a fraternal spirit among those engaged in activities related to natural resources. Some of the qualifications for election to membership are: (1) 74 semester hours completed with 10 semester hours in CFR professional courses; (2) regular registration in the CFR for one semester; (3) minimum 3.00 GPA in total and CFR courses; and (4) character and personality. All students enrolled in the CFR are eligible for nomination.