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Student Chapters

GWS Student chapters bring together like-minded students through the mentorship of professionals and educators on college campuses.  The chapters have the freedom to develop their own by-laws and develop objectives that meet the needs of their university and community while striving to carry out the mission of the George Wright Society.

Current GWS Student Chapters:
  • Clemson University

  • University of Utah

  • University of California - Merced

  • Kansas State University

  • University of Montana

  • North Carolina State University

  • Pennsylvania State university

  • Oregon State University


Benefits to students:
  • Opportunity to propose articles for Parks Stewardship Forum, where authors explore in detail issues of enduring interest to the parks and protected area community.

  • Student discount on the GWS Events 

  • Promoting diversity and relevancy within the protected area professional community through such programs as the George Melendez Wright Student Travel Assistance Program, the Native Participant Travel Grant Program, and Park Break.

  • Opportunities to connect with professionals through speaking series and webcasts.

  • Connections with professional mentors and networking opportunities.

  • The development of service projects in your community that promotes the mission and goals of the George Wright Society.

If you would like to create a chapter, or partner with an existing organization on your campus, please contact us at

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