Several opportunities are available for students to become involved in the Department, University, and community while becoming better acquainted with other students, department faculty, university personnel, and community employers and leaders. The department hosts a colloquial lecture series; speakers are featured every other week at the Geography Club meeting. Speakers are invited from planning departments, environmental agencies, GIS firms, and economic development companies, as well as alumni and visiting professors. The department also sponsors several campus-wide lectures that pertain to geography.
Students also may participate on the Universitys Geography Bowl Team. Each Fall, the Geography Bowl Team demonstrates knowledge of the concepts central to geography in an annual state-wide competition with the other universities in North Carolina.