Posted: April 1, 2021

The Penn State Coaly Society is an honor society for students who exemplify leadership excellence in extracurricular activities within the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Coaly Society activities include conducting the Guldin Speaking Contest and coordinating the College of Ag Sciences Outstanding Senior Contest with the College of Ag Alumni Society.

Coaly members are dedicated to the College of Agricultural Sciences and are actively involved in college organizations. Selection of new Coaly Society members is based on leadership positions (offices or committee chairs) in Ag Hill activities. Other activities such as judging teams are also considered. You must be a member of at least one club sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences at University Park to be eligible, and you must have completed one full semester at the University Park campus. Applicants must have reached at least junior class standing academically. Please be thorough in completing the application since this is the only criterion used in selecting candidates. Feel free to use additional paper if necessary, and please be concise in your essay. Although applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher, the primary criterion used for selection is leadership in College of Agricultural Sciences student clubs.

Applications may be requested by emailing either Nicole Guise, president of Coaly Society, at or Debbie Heeman in the College of Ag Sciences, Office for Undergraduate Education at Completed applications are due by email only to Debbie Heeman by 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The applications must be either typed on the original form or retyped. Computer simulations are acceptable. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email. Please send questions to Nicole Guise at

Please note that the Office for Undergraduate Education in 101 Ag Admin is closed for the Spring semester therefore all applications/correspondence are through email only.