There are a number of hospitality-related clubs and organizations that provide student members the opportunity to learn trends in their particular career area from professionals in the field. Student members attend professional events as volunteers, participate in local and national professional conferences, and have frequently meet with industry leaders at local chapter events.Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)The CMAA is the oldest, most respected association representing the club management profession. This organization promotes and advances friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations and encourages the education and advancement of its members, among other benefits.
Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA)DECA assists their members in their growth and development. It also helps them to develop a respect for education in marketing, which will contribute to occupational competence and career success.
Eta Sigma Delta (ESD)ESD is the international honors society for Hospitality Management. It recognizes hospitality students for outstanding academic achievements and professionalism.
The Hospitality Club This organizaton fosters a greater understanding of the hospitality industry through interaction with industry professionals. It also promotes learning and fun outside of the classroom through activities and field trips.
National Society for Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)NSMH builds and maintains a working relationship between minority hospitality students and industry professionals. It also aids in the recruitment and retention of minorities in the hospitality program.
If you’re interested in starting a new club on campus, contact Student Activities at 305-892-5363. For more information visit Student Activities.