The Geology Club formed in 2002 as the Geological Society of Temple University (GSTU). The club helps organize field trips, performs service work, and helps welcome new students to the department.
In 2005, the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) donated funds to form a student chapter to promote the profession of geology on the Temple University campus. The AIPG donation and club funds were used to purchase camping equipment to loan to new students going on field trips for the first time.
In 2016, the Temple chapter, Theta Rho, of Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SEG), the national earth sciences honor society, also formed. Theta Rho chapter focuses on professional development of students in the department, as well as organizing social activities together with the Geology Club.
Students from both the Geology and Environmental Science major are active in both organizations. Both undergraduate and graduate students can join.