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Stockbridge Organizations, Clubs and Sports
The UMass Amherst campus provides a wide range of academic, social, and community service activities for you. Membership in a fraternity or sorority is a good first step toward enjoying all the benefits that college life has to offer. A fraternity or sorority chapter is also a way to make the campus feel more like a home.
Alpha Tau Gamma is the fraternity for students in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Founded in 1919 by Robert Hall, Class of 1920, ATG has maintained a long-standing tradition of service to the University and local communities. ATG stresses the importance of good academic standards, community service, and social standards for all students. ATG provides study sessions during the academic year to all Stockbridge School students. Membership is limited to Stockbridge students and alumni who have transferred into a baccalaureate program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Additional information about the fraternity and residence for incoming freshmen can be obtained by contacting Alpha Tau Gamma president Chris Omasta '12 at 413-320-2644 or Pledge Master Ethan Dangelo at 508-505-7870.
Athletics ~ Varsity Sports
Due to a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) policy, students enrolled in two-year curricula may not participate in varsity teams at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. However, Stockbridge has its own athletic program that includes competition schedules in golf against local and regional colleges. Competition is challenging and care is taken to avoid conflicts with class schedules. Stockbridge students may also try out for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association equestrian team at the beginning of the school year. These teams compete throughout the year with other colleges in the Northeast. Students may also take advantage of many noncompetitive recreational opportunities, or participate in the University's intramural program, one of the largest in the East. The sports teams are offered as another facet to the total education at Stockbridge.
Stockbridge students have the opportunity to join and actively participate in a variety of on-campus clubs and organizations. Students in each major may organize their own club and offer educational and social opportunities unique to the major; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stockbridge students volunteer in numerious community events & projects throughout the local and campus communities. Here are a few examples of student community involvement : ArborDay Events, Amherst Farm Days, Jones Library Fund Raiser, Save the Grayson Elm Campaign, Fall Bulb Planting Projects, Toys for Tots, Food Pantries, Social Events.
Stockbridge School golf is a very competitive sport. The golf team competes at the community college level during the spring semester. Informal matches are held during the fall semester and all students are welcome to try out at this time. While most of the competitors have single digit handicaps and have competed at the high school or amateur level, we have had several players who improved enough while at Stockbridge to make the team.
For further information, please contact Jason Germain at 413.577.0267, or at 308 Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The annual HerbFest event is held annually during the spring semester. The event is hosted by students who are enrolled in PLSOILIN 280 (Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants), which is offered through the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences. Students and local vendors display their wares in natural products with demonstrations, exhibits, food samples, and medicinal herbs.
The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is a national organization of 300 colleges and universities that have teams competing in equestrian sports.
This is a day-long event held once each year, in the spring, when Stockbridge and College of Natural Resources and the Envrionment students enter farm animals in competition. Students are judged on their animal's appearance and performance as well as on their ability to show and handle their animal. There is no admission charge and all students and the general public are invited.