Student Opportunities

Clubs and organizations are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the AGI and campus communities and form a Pack of friends along the way.

AGI Ambassadors

NC State's 2016-17 AGI Ambassadors

The Agricultural Institute selects a group of responsible student leaders to serve as AGI Ambassadors.

Ambassadors are the student voice of our AGI and serve as liaisons between the campus and the community. To be an AGI Ambassador is an honor and distinction.

Ambassadors assist with AGI functions and recruiting efforts. They represent various AGI departments and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, student leadership, and college enthusiasm.

To be considered, please complete the online AGI Ambassador application.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • One recommendation from an instructor

If you are an instructor or advisor and would like to recommend a student, complete and submit the online AGI Ambassador recommendation form.

If you are interested in having an Ambassador speak at your high school or event, contact Alyssa Degreenia: ardegree@ncsu.edu.

AGI Club

Get out of the classroom and meet other AGI students through the AGI Club. The club hosts a variety of fun social activities including bowling, game nights, holiday parties, and outings to NC State baseball games. But the AGI Club isn’t all fun and games. Club members also do some serious good. During the holiday season, they organize donations for the Raleigh Rescue Mission. They have also volunteered at the NC State Fair at the NC Dairy Council Milking Booth, and at the Southern Farm Show. Professional development also is a focus, and industry representatives come to campus and speak to students.

“I have learned that getting involved makes the college experience more exciting,” said Jared Parks, club member. “The AGI Club has great potential for all of the Agriculture Institute students to get involved in the local community and the university, in service and in the progression of agriculture.”

Interested in AGI Club? Contact Emily Erickson emily_erickson@ncsu.edu or Gary Gregory ggregory@ncsu.edu for more information on how to join.

AMP: Amplify My Potential

Being a freshman can sometimes make it challenging to make new friends, but this program made it a breeze. …

Amplify my Potential (AMP) is a program for Agricultural Institute first-year students to help them recognize their potential and create a positive change within themselves, the school community, and the world. AMP allows students to build relationships with each other and the faculty and staff, as well as begin to build a professional network.

The program kicks off in the fall semester with a retreat filled with fun events and workshops on identifying personal strengths, leadership, and teamwork. Students also complete a community service project, meet industry representatives, participate in the AGI Club, and work with AGI Ambassadors. Students receive a certificate upon the completion of the program.

Emilee Craft says the most valuable part of AMP has been “meeting people who are interested in the same leadership opportunities.” Another AMP student, Adam Lemay, says that “being a freshman can sometimes make it challenging to make new friends, but this program made it a breeze through team-building exercises and doing things like bowling.”

We send information about the AMP program to AGI students through email and in AGI 101. If you’re interested in joining this program or to learn more, contact AMP Coordinator Alyssa Degreenia: ardegree@ncsu.edu.

Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society

AGI's 2013 inductees into Delta Tau Alpha agricultural honor society

The Agricultural Institute is a charter member of Delta Tau Alpha, a national agricultural honor society. Delta Tau Alpha promotes academic scholarship and public service in the community. Second-year students with a GPA above 3.0 are invited to join. Inductees receive a medallion that they can also wear at graduation. To learn more about Delta Tau Alpha, contact DTA Coordinator Frances Stroup: frances_stroup@ncsu.edu.