Something for everyone
There are nearly 30 student organizations associated with the Spears School of Business. Many of these are specifically related to majors, while others are honor societies. Each has a designated faculty member serving as an advisor as well as elected student officers within the club. Joining a student organization can begin a process of networking that will lead you to a more successful college experience and help launch your career.
Advisor: Lex Washington, 447 Business
An organization that will equip you with skills, developmental tools, and opportunities that enable you to be successful throughout your career in any business major of choice. Open to all majors.
American Association Of University Women (AAUW)
Advisor: Alicia Smales, 402 Business Building
An organization for advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Open to all majors as well as undergraduate and graduate students. Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Hideaway Pizza.
American Hotel & Lodging Association Student Chapter
Advisor: Steven West, 391 Human Sciences
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.
Association Of Information Technology Professionals
Advisor: David Biros, 442 Business Building
An organization that helps you develop a better understanding of the nature and functions of technology, study related equipment, promote sound general principles in the field, and study technical methods with a view to their improvement. Open to all majors.
Advisor: Sarah Johnson, 238 Business Building
An honorary organization for accounting students and professionals that promotes accounting at OSU through interaction with professors and professional organizations. Membership is restricted to accounting majors that have completed Intermediate Accounting I and maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average.
Advisor: Marlys Mason, 370 Business Building
An international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a program accredited by AACSB International. Membership by invitation only.
Business News Club
Advisor: Craig Watters, 218 Business Building
An organization that promotes awareness and understanding of current business and financial news. Open to all majors.
Advisor: R. Evan Davis, 370 Business Building
The vision of the Business Student Council is to partner faculty and students in establishing the Spears School of Business as the premier college at Oklahoma State University, and the mission is to serve the interests of the Spears School of Business while enhancing faculty-student interaction and providing students with leadership opportunities. Application and interview process for selection.
Club Managers Association of America
Advisor: Silvio Ceschini, 165D Human Sciences
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.
Advisor: Richard Gajan, 423 Business Building
An international professional business fraternity that instills professionalism and leadership among members, while in a social setting. Open to all business majors, application process for selection.
Advisor: Bill McLean, 264 Business
A club for all students intrigued by economic issues and the economic side of broad issues affecting our nation and the world. Open to all majors.
Advisor: Bruce Barringer, 428A Business Building
An organization where you can develop your entrepreneurial potential, share your dreams, and collaborate on creative projects. Open to all majors.
Eta Sigma Delta
Advisor: Willie Tao, 389 Human Sciences
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.
Advisor: Nancy Titus-Piersma, 263 Business Building
An organization that provides students interested in finance an opportunity to learn from and network with financial professionals, to communicate their understanding of sound financial practices, and to interact with fellow finance students in an informal setting. Open to all majors.
Freshmen Business Student Leaders
Advisor: Marissa McIntyre, 155 Business Building
An organization that provides business programs and leadership opportunities to freshmen in the Spears School of Business. Open to all freshman business students.
Advisor: Steve Ruby, 388 Human Sciences
In 1956, School Director John J. MacAllister, best known as “Mr. Mac,” started Hospitality Days, an annual gathering planned and executed by students. The purpose of Hospitality Days remains the same today: to bring alumni back to share their experiences, to have professionals in the hospitality and tourism industry participate in a career fair and to build student appreciation for both the school and the industry. The Conference features a keynote speaker from the industry, a career fair, and an evening senior/recruiter reception. The major objective of this conference is to provide hospitality professionals, students and future business associates with a networking environment.
Hospitality Administration Graduate Student Association
Advisor: Lisa Slevitch, 375 Human Sciences
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.
Advisor: Lindsey Greco, 229 Business Building
An organization that helps members gain the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to transition into HR or management positions. Open to all majors.
Advisor: Jim Burkman, 306 Business Building
An organization that is open to all undergraduate and graduate students with any level of skill from any discipline. Club meetings are every other week and demonstrate elementary to advanced computer attacks and defenses. ISAC has a dedicated lab off-campus and competes annually in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. ISAC is also a great way to get plugged into the hiring companies as they are often guest demonstrators and have shown a keen interest in supporting and hiring ISAC students. Check out our website at isac.okstate.edu.
Latino Business Student Association
The Latino Business Student Association serves as a platform for students to take advantage of all available resources and opportunities offered within the Spears School of Business to get students career ready for after graduation. The LBSA helps students adapt to life at OSU, Stillwater and the surrounding area in Oklahoma.
Advisor: Maribeth Kuzmeski, 459 Business Building
The collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association. It promotes professionalism in marketing and offers opportunities for you to listen to speakers and to participate in national competitions, service projects, and conferences. Open to all majors.
Advisor: Rodrigo Tello, 284 Business Building
An organization whose purpose is to assist in building connections between current Oklahoma State MBA students, alumni base and future employers. MBA graduate students only.
Meeting Professionals International
Advisor: Susan Anderson, 378 Human Sciences
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.
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
Advisor: Yeasun Chung, 393 Human Sciences
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.
Advisor: Jose Sagarnaga, 101 Business Building
An organization that inspires, educates, and equips you to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Open to all majors.
Advisor: Kim Booker, 416 Business
The Sales Club at OSU is open to students in all majors that are looking to develop in one of the most important areas in business: Sales and Business Development. The club offers many opportunities to improve personal development. Students will learn sales techniques, engage with industry leading guest speakers, and cultivate important networking and interview skills. The sales club membership is designed to equip students with additional tools to help them succeed in their professional career. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Jim Marquit, 272 Business
An organization that will allow you to promote Oklahoma State University and the Spears School of Business by attending and conducting recruiting events, having continuous communication with potential business students, and working together to provide a solid foundation of role models to current and prospective students. Application and interview process for selection.
Sports Management Club
Advisor: Bryan Finch, 415 Business Building
An organization that allows you to establish a networking base in the sports industry, learn about careers in sports business, and find out about internship and job opportunities in sports. Open to all majors.
Student Center for Public Trust (Student CPT)
Advisor: Rachel Cox, 242 Business Building
The Student Center for Public Trust (Student CPT) is a student organization that provides an interactive environment where ethical behaviors and ideas can flourish. We bring in high caliber guest speakers to engage with us about ethical leadership in business. We meet twice a semester and our club is open to all majors.