The Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Association is a resource for fisheries and wildlife graduate students to enhance their education and enhance the community.


  • To improve communication among graduate students and faculty of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.
  • To enhance the exchange of ideas and collaboration among graduate students and to promote and endorse their work.
  • To expand and diversify the range of educational experiences available to graduate students.
  • To increase opportunities for professional development of graduate students.
  • To articulate the needs of graduate students and advocate their views in the department, college and university.

Events Calendar


2018-19 FWGSA Officers

Co-Presidents: Eric Wade and Jackie Delie

Treasurer: Whitney Fleming

Secretary: Francisco Pickens

Faculty Representatives: Alex Jensen and Hannah Barrett

New Student Liaison: Jillian Cosgrove

Communications Officers: Brittany King and Scott Mitchell

Social Coordinators: Nick Hahlbeck and Aimee Massey

Coalition of Graduate Student Employees (CGE) Steward: Alex Avila and Patrick Carilli


The Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE)

The Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology (RAFWE) is a student-run symposium which showcases research, extension, and outreach activities conducted by faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and researchers from OSU's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, related departments at OSU and other colleges and universities, and state and federal agencies. Learn more...


Fisheries and Wildlife Mentorship Program

Need research support? Interested in mentoring budding scientists? Consider joining the Fisheries and Wildlife Mentorship Program, which was established to facilitate scientific and professional training for students at OSU with interests in the fields of fisheries, wildlife, and ecology. This is primarily achieved through a mentor-mentee pairing process, which connects undergraduate students seeking research experiences and professional training with graduate students and Postdocs capable of providing such professional development opportunities. Learn more...


Student Resources 

Graduate Students' Favorites List
Don't get out much? Take a look at our favorites list for local restaurants, hiking hot spots, and other forms of entertainment.

Graduate Student Survival Guide
New to Corvallis? Looking for a place to live, or people to connect with? This Survival Guide contains all you need to know before you move and your first few terms here. If you won't be living in Corvallis, check out our Off-Campus resources for research centers outside of the main campus. 

F&W Social Events Listserv
This e-mail list is separate from the department listserv and is designed for grad students to invite each other to fun, informal, and non-departmental events. Sign up now! 

Graduate Course Guide and Recommendations
Struggling to put together your plan of study? Check out our ever-growing list of recommended courses and seminars by other F&W graduate students.

American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society Oregon Student Chapters
Our undergraduate peers have developed an outstanding organization that offers multiple opportunities for personal development and activities.