The Geology Club is the longest going club at MSU and provides large benefits to its members.
Members are given the opportunity to have school finances such as their capstone and exit exam paid for.
The club hosts “Geo Dogs” every Wednesday on the first floor of Lappin Hall. Chili, hotdogs, smoked sausage, chips, and soda are all for sale.
Members who work the “Geo Dogs” table for two semesters earn a $1,000 scholarship for their capstone. The scholarship is provided by the Department of Earth and Space Science.
“Charlie Mason (club director) will make the chili with a couple of members,” said club president, Robbie Rice. “He uses that as an opportunity to get to know the newer members better.”
Money from “Geo Dogs” goes to funding the exit exam for members. Students can be reimbursed for what they paid to take the exam as long as they pass.
“The club has been a big help,” said Rice. “Not only has it helped me with money, it has made me more sociable.”
The Geology club also takes several camping trips. This Spring Break they went to Dolly Sods, a wilderness area in eastern West Virginia.
There are currently 20 members in the club. Students must be geology majors in order to be a member.