Representing, Educating and Promoting Scholars


The REPS mission is to represent, educate and promote scholars within and without the Department of Animal Science by providing a positive student perspective.


The REPS exist for multiple reasons. They promote animal science, provide a student perspective to future students and educate the public about the department.

When prospective students and visitors tour the department, one of the REPS will take you on a departmental tour and offer insight to things future students and their parents want to know most. They can tell you about campus life, our hands-on classes, internships and much more. All you have to do is ask.

The REPS are also responsible for educating the public about animal science. Many people don’t know what animal science is or what opportunities are available in the field.  The REPS have visited several elementary school classes with animals from the farm; handed out candy during "scary meat myths;" hosted agricultural movie nights; given tours of the department and farms. The REPS love to help educate people about animal science, so if they can help you please let us know.


To schedule a tour with a REPS member, or for more animal science information, please contact Bryan Rhodes at