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Student Council

Welcome to the College of Earth & Mineral Sciences Undergraduate Student Council!

Our approximately 150 active members welcome you! 

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Undergraduate Student Council exists to provide a link between the students, faculty, and alumni of the College. Our ultimate goal is to improve the EMS college experience. We do this through service, professional, and social events which promote interaction in an atmosphere not regularly experienced on campus.

Additionally, we attempt to offer a variety of outreach programs for new and prospective students. Many of you may have been attracted to the College while attending EMEX, or maybe you had an amazing experience at TOTEMS. Both of these events, and several others, were planned and carried out by this Student Council. Maintaining these events allows us to make the college experience as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. Some of the exciting activities we plan throughout the school year for our students include:

- TOTEMS (Total Orientation To Eath and Mineral Sciences)- for incoming freshman students! 

- EMEX (Earth and Mineral Sciences Exposition)- for high schoolers of any year interested in EMS!

- Fall events: TOTEMS, EMS Involvement FAir, Homecoming, Hayride, Breakfast with the Dean, IM Sports, and many more!

- Spring events: Casino Night, Mt. Nittany Hike, IM Sports, EMEX, EMS picnic, and many more!

The heart of Student Council is to provide services for the rest of the student body. If helping out your fellow students sounds like something you would like to do, feel free to browse the website and contact any of our members! 


Check us out Online: 


Twitter: @emsStuCo 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about EMS, meet current students, and stay up to date with all things EMS! 


Also check out our EMS THON general organization at:


Twitter: @EMSForTheKids

Did you know: The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has its own THON organization. The EMS general org has been the #1 general org for 4 years in a row at Penn State. Last year alone, we raised $110,114.67 for the Four Diamonds Fund to support families affected by pediatric cancer!



Latest News:

2014-2015 Executive Board Members

President: Zachary Kramer (Senior, Energy Engineering)

Vice President: Ryan Breton (Sophomore, Meteorology)

Treasurer: Lydia Scheel (Sophomore, Energy, Business & Finance)

Secretary: Lexie Herdt (Senior, Meteorology)

Director of Activities: Jeffrey Schmidt (Junior, Meteorology)

A Message from the Webmaster:

If you are looking for a great way to get involved in The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences then feel free to come to our meetings and get involved in EMS Student Council! Our meeting schedule is located on the side bar of this page- we typically meet every other week on Wednesday nights- come out and join us for free food and learn more about our organization! 

This past year, EMS Student Council was by far and away the most active Student Council at Penn State! We've participated in many community service and other activities, raised more than $110,114.67 for THON (the largest amount for general organizations) in addition to raising several thousand dollars to support Relay for Life! If you want a great way to get involved and meet others in the College of EMS, Student Council is a great way to do so! Help us continue the tradition!

As always, if you have any feedback about our organization and/or website, feel free to Contact Us!