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The geosciences department believes that learning happens both in and outside the classroom. Students who major or take courses in geosciences may participate in a variety of co-curricular activities, such as the Geology Club and Delta Xi, and have access to ample resources and professional organizations.

Geology Club

The Geology Club is for students who share an interest in geology and want to extend their knowledge to others within the Trinity University and San Antonio community. the Club goes on field trips, performs service work, is involved in the campus and community, and hosts other activities.

Membership: Open to students with an interest in geology. Come to one of our meetings or contact GeoClub members or officers to find out more.

Delta Xi

Trinity is the home of the Delta Xi chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the national honor society for the Earth sciences. The Society was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth sciences. It has for its objectives the scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members and the extension of relations of friendship and assistance among colleges and universities that are devoted to the advancement of the Earth sciences. The Delta Xi Chapter of SGE was established in Trinity's geology department in 1981.


Professional Organizations

Currently the world's largest professional geological society with over 30,000 members, The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists.

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 41 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 100,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. AGI provides information services to geoscientists.

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) includes members involved in the four fundamental areas of the geophysical sciences: atmospheric and ocean sciences; solid-Earth sciences; hydrologic sciences; and space sciences.

The Geological Society of America (GSA) provides access to elements that are helpful to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is dedicated to advancing and promoting the science of geophysics, especially as it relates to exploration and development of petroleum and other minerals, as well as environmental concerns. Membership is open to geoscience disciplines.

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