Clubs and Organizations
Purpose: To provide activities to develop interpersonal skills, to learn the latest advancements
in the crop and soil sciences, biotechnology, and agronomic industrial sectors.
Activities: National convention-student activities subdivision of the American Society of Agronomy,
"Take a Kid to the Game", tours, student speech competitions, Texas ASA state meetings,
annual agronomy club banquet, canned food drive, selling agronomy hats, Southern Region
Purpose: To provide professional, service and social opportunities for all students interested
in entomology and to promote the science of entomology.
Activities: Educational and public service outreach, FFA Entomology Contest, fundraising, beekeeping,
insect collecting trips and other social events.
Graduate Student Council
Purpose: To represent Plant and Soil Science (PSS) graduate students and address their interests
and concerns; to pursue improvements in quality of research and education; to promote
meetings and events fostering mutual exchange of ideas and strengthening fellowship
among PSS graduate students.
Activities: Recent activities organized by the PSS Graduate Council have been an orientation
program for new PSS graduate students, the invitation and hosting of guest speakers
as part of the department's Distinguished Lecture series, cooperating in the revision
of the graduate handbook, and the coordination of social gatherings.
Purpose: To promote the discipline of horticulture; open to all persons interested in horticulture.
Activities: Attend professional meetings, fundraisers, industry speakers, scholarship and public
service activities, and social events.
Pi Alpha Xi
Purpose: Pi Alpha Xi is the Honor Society for Horticulture established to unify students,
educators, and professional horticulturists. The society promotes high scholarship,
fellowship, professional leadership, and the enrichment of human life through plants.
Activities: National and Regional flower judging competitions and photography competitions; the
local chapter sells seasonal arrangements for fundraisers, has Christmas parties and
spring initiations at the Horticulture Gardens and Greenhouse.
Purpose: To promote and advance the turf grass management profession; provide an avenue for
an exchange of information and ideas between students and professionals, and information
about career direction and credentials needed.
Activities: Compete in the Turf Bowl at the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America
meeting and tradeshow each year, host the Tech Turf Classic in the spring, and host
professional speakers and meetings.
Purpose: Raiders Uncorked has been established for the expressed purpose of academically exploring
and appreciating viticulture, enology and wines of the world. Raiders Uncorked shall
also help provide experiences and opportunities for those students who want enter
a career in these fields.
Raiders Uncorked understands and is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities of
abiding by Texas Tech University policies.
Activities: Bi-monthly tastings of wines from distinguished areas around the world; group wine
tours; wine education fundraising, winemaking competition.