There are over 600 University of Minnesota student organizations (including many CFANS student organizations!), clubs, professional organizations, and honor societies as well as 2,500 intramural sports teams on campus. You're sure to find one that fits your interests!
Consider joining one or two organizations your first year to complement your university experience. On campus, you will find our students active in the St. Paul Student Board, Agricultural Education Club, fraternities and sororities, Bailey Hall, Office of Admissions Tour Guides, and many other organizations! Read more about a few of these opportunities below.
Agricultural Education, Communication & Marketing Club
The Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing Club is the oldest club on the St. Paul Campus and is open to anyone and everyone interested in Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing and FFA; you don't have to be an Agricultural Education or Agricultural Communication and Marketing major! We work with the Minnesota FFA Association and host a Fall and Winter Invitational, as well as assist with State Convention in the spring. The club networks with other colleges across the state and maintains relationships with agricultural companies. Fantastic opportunities await you in the Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing Club! Members have traveled to Chicago, Costa Rica and Switzerland for educational study tours. Members may also have the opportunity to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. To learn more about the Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing Club, visit its Facebook page or email [email protected].
Alpha Tau Alpha
Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) is a National Professional Honorary for Agricultural Education. The Organization plays a vital role in the preparation of those who have chosen a major in Agricultural Education (teacher licensure) or Agricultural Communication and Marketing. At the national level, members from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities have competed in the events of debate team, quiz bowl, and program of excellence. These contests are typically offered in conjunction with the National FFA Convention during ATA National Conclave.
MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences)
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences is a St. Paul based nonprofit that provides opportunities for students of different backgrounds to grow professionally within their field of interest, to socialize with other students of the same or different backgrounds, and to make a difference in the community. MANRRS is also a nationally recognized organization with yearly conferences. All are welcome! Join in, enjoy our pizza meetings, and learn different things from speakers and professional groups. Email [email protected] with any questions.
National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)
The student chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association prepares students for careers in agricultural marketing, sales, communications and public relations. NAMA helps members develop career skills and gain professional contacts. Planned annual activities for the club include a trip to the national NAMA convention to present a marketing proposal for a new agricultural product. The only requirement for the club is an interest in an agri-marketing career or an interest in career contacts and networking.