Student Organizations

Welcome to the Entomology student organizations!

Our organizations consist of the Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) and the joint Undergraduate Entomology Club (UEC). The EGSA comprises all graduate students in the department as well as undergraduate students who have declared a major in entomology.


The EGSA provides a student voice for departmental affairs by holding elected seats on all departmental committees, promotes social interactions and serves the community by educating about the importance of insects and science through the Insect Ambassadors program.

EGSA Activities

The association hosts several departmental functions each year, including the Spring Picnic and the EGSA Thanksgiving Dinner.  EGSA also coordinates a Linnaean Games team that competes in an exciting question-and-answer, college bowl-style competition on entomological facts played between university student teams.

EGSA established and manages the Kinney Merit Award that provides support for graduate student enrichment, usually for costs associated with attending scientific meetings.

UEC Club Activities

The clubs also organize insect collecting field trips, bug trading nights and insect movie nights.


EGSA sells various entomology related items for fundraising like shirts and mugs to raise funds for department events. Some of the artwork used in the products is designed by Entomology students. UW Entomology apparel can be found through the EGSA online store.