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HTM Student Organizations
HTM Student Organizations are actively partnered with national and international hospitality professional associations.
Club Managers Association of America
CMAA helps any student enrolled in Hospitality and Tourism Management courses become acquainted with, and develop an interest in, careers related to private club management. Members have opportunities to develop professional and academic relationships with other students and professional members nationwide. CMAA raises money through catering events, which helps subsidize costs for local and national trips which offer students real life work experiences.
Faculty Advisor: Silvio Ceschini
Eta Sigma Delta
Eta Sigma Delta recognizes students in hospitality and tourism for outstanding academic achievement, meritorious service, and demonstrated professionalism. Membership in this honor society promotes excellence and scholarship among both students and professional members. Membership invitations are sent to students with an interest in the industry who have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.
Faculty Advisor: Willie Tao
Meeting Professionals International
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. The student chapter meets with the MPI Oklahoma chapter and brings in speakers for professional development.
Faculty Advisor: Susan Anderson
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) was founded in 1989 at Cornell University as a non-profit student run professional organization. The mission is to educate in order to aid in the recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry.
Faculty Advisor: Yeasun Chung
American Hotel & Lodging Association
The American Hotel & Lodging Association is the largest organization representing all areas of the hotel industry including independent hotels, chains, management companies, industry partners and others. The student chapter, the first student chapter in the nation, participates with the Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association at quarterly meetings for industry education and for networking opportunities.
Faculty Advisor: Steven West
HTM Graduate Student Association
Hospitality Administration Graduate Student Association aids graduate students in establishing professional relationships and friendships. The organization serves as a means of exploring, developing and enhancing professional growth and social opportunities for future hospitality professionals.
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Slevitch