Student Clubs

Horticulture Club Turf Club Vitis Club Pi Alpha Xi   Organic Growers Club

Horticulture Club

The OSU Horticulture Club is open to all OSU students who want to participate in horticulturally-related projects. Each year the club schedules a variety of activities such as field trips to local and regional horticultural operations, plant sales, community service projects, ski and beach trips, picnics, workshops, bowling, and speakers. The main sources of revenue are various fundraisers and the Agriculture Executive Council.

Benefits of joining the OSU Horticulture Club:
  • Become better acquainted with the faculty and the advisor
  • Get advice on scheduling, class content and instructors
  • Form study groups for all types of courses
  • Scholarships awarded each year
  • Make new and lasting friends
  • Get hands-on greenhouse and sales experience through club activities
  • Develop organizational skills by planning and carrying out club activities
  • Visit local and regional horticultural operations
  • Get connected with industry representatives
  • Improve your resume
  • Build leadership skills
What You Can Offer the OSU Horticulture Club

By attending meetings regularly, your ideas can help guide our decisions. By joining in club activities, you add your unique personality and talents. Your presence during club projects helps tremendously, since one person can make a difference between success and failure of these projects. Your participation adds an always-appreciated fresh new face.

The members of the OSU Horticulture Club invite all interested students to join us in our many activities. Meeting information will be posted on the bulletin board in the Agricultural and Life Sciences Building, on the 4th floor near room 4159.


Turf Club

The OSU Turfgrass Club is an organization that is designed to further the members' education in the turfgrass industry. The members are a close group of students who are studying Turf Management within the Ecological Management of Turf, Landscape, and Urban Horticulture option. Most of these students enjoy the game of golf, and want to become golf course superintendents, while others have an interest in becoming athletic field managers.

Purpose of the Club
  • Increase practical knowledge of the turfgrass industry.
  • Provide opportunities to meet people working in the turfgrass industry.
  • Assist in the process of finding internships, summer jobs, and permanent employment.
  • Increase student activity in regional and national associations such as the Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association (OGCSA), the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), and the Oregon Sports Turf Managers Association (OSTMA).
  • Enhance Oregon State University's reputation as a national leader in the turfgrass industry.
Club Activities
  • Travel to regional and national conferences.
  • Raise funds by assisting with maintenance activities at the Turfgrass Teaching/Research Facility located at the Lewis-Brown Farm.
  • Learn how to operate equipment such as mowers, aerifiers, topdressers, core harvesters, fertilizer spreaders, and sprayers through participation in the maintenance of the Turfgrass Teaching/Research Facility.
  • Gain camaraderie with other members through golf outings, intramural sports, trips, and other club activities.

Meeting information will be posted on the bulletin board in the Agricultural and Life Sciences Building, on the 4th floor near room 4159.