The Conservation and Resource Studies Student Organization is a cohort within the College of Natural Resources comprised of current, past, and prospective CRS students. We embody the colleges' "See the Bigger Picture. Make a Better World" tagline as we are a community striving to make a more socially just, ecologically friendly, and sustainable way of life. The CRSSO actively engages with ESPM 90, the introductory course to the major, to help guide the students in the formation of their Area of Interest. The CRSSO serves as a hub to discuss important issues in our society and shows students how they can tailor their AOI around these complex issues.
We also offer students a taste of what research at Berkeley is like by acting as a platform where seniors post their research thesis and link up with other students interested in that field of study. Our goal is to set up a senior mentor/ underclassmen mentee program to further utilize the interdisciplinary design of our major.
A large focus of the CRSSO is the Alternative Graduation ceremony each May for CRS graduating seniors. The CRSSO is the entire basis behind organizing and implementing the event as well as for the healthy growth of Living Diplomas which are handed to each graduating senior.
Apart from activities within our own major, the CRSSO organizes fun events and promotes volunteer opportunities both on and off campus.