The mission of the Geographical Association is to increase an awareness of the importance of geography in order to prepare students for the future in a world increasingly interconnected and interdependent.
Specific objectives include: building geographic literacy; helping to prepare our members to participate in the economic and intellectual life of our university, community, nation, and world; helping members recognize, understand, and appreciate the richness of human diversity at both a local and global level; recognizing and celebrating the importance of multiculturalism; enhancing member's self-esteem via cultural awareness; and developing good public relations within the university.
Membership in the Geographical Association is open to all students at Framingham State University regardless of major or concentration. It is especially recommended to those students pursuing a Geography or Earth Science major. Weekly meetings occur in the Geography Seminar Room. All are welcome!
The Geographical Association is full of activities that are designed to form a connection with our mission and objectives. During the academic year members of the association coordinate and participate in: sponsoring several guest speakers on areas of geographic interest; attendance at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers; organizing and attending the annual Geography Department Banquet; and redesigning the bulletin boards in the Geography Department.
Future plans for the organization include: re-activating the college's chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, and academic honor society for geography; sponsoring a "Geography Bee" at a local elementary school; sponsoring a student tutoring program in the Geography Department; and much more!
The Framingham State University Geographical Association meets each Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Geography Seminar Room during the school year. You may contact the Geography Department Chairperson, Professor Osama Abdelgadir at 508-626-4774 for further information.