COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Student Organizations, Fraternities & Honor Societies
Whether you are looking to dive deeper into a specialty field of business, test your knowledge with real-world applications, make new friends or networking connections, find a mentor or like-minded individuals, or test your skills in financial and academic competitions, joining a student organization, fraternity, or honor society is a great way to get involved, gain leadership experience, and showcase your accomplishments at the College.
Beta Gamma Sigma, College of Business Honor Society
Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honorary scholastic society for students in all fields of business. A school or college of business administration must be a member of the AACSB in order to have a chapter. Membership in the society is highly prized as a badge of merit and is recognized by leading business administrators everywhere. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Honorary Fraternity
Beta Alpha Psi is a national professional and honorary fraternity. The fraternity encourages and fosters the idea of service as the basis of the accounting profession and promotes the study of accountancy and its highest ethical standards. It purposes to develop high moral, scholastic, and professional attainments in its members and to encourage cordial relations among between members and the profession. The Alpha Chi chapter was established in May of 1956. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Society
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist; and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the ODE Graduate Research and Undergraduate Research Award competitions. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity
The Beta Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi was chartered on May 15, 1948. Originally founded at New York University in 1907, the purpose of the professional international fraternity is to foster the study of business, to encourage scholarship and the association of students, to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of business, to further a high standard of business ethics and culture, and to promote the civic and commercial welfare of the community. The organization was the first professional business fraternity open to all people not previously allowed in other organizations, including women who were first initiated in 1975. Membership in Delta Sigma Pi is open to all business majors. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity
Founded on October 5, 1904, at New York University, Alpha Kappa Psi is the first professional business fraternity in the United States. The organization strives to inform and better qualify members for life’s work through activities and professional meetings. Its objects are to further the individual welfare of its members; foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounting, and finance; educate the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therein; and to promote and advance in institutions of college rank courses leading to degrees in business administration. It is open to all majors. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
Founded by students who had a desire to promote creativity and imaginative thinking, this organization helps in meeting student’s needs for starting a business or venturing into the world of entrepreneurship. It endeavors to link students’ diverse disciplines through research, academics, and social activity. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
College of Business Ambassadors
The Ambassadors are a team of outstanding business students who embody the ideals and academic standards of our College. The members are the link between prospective students, their families and our current undergraduate students. Ambassadors also represent the College at a number of University- and College-sponsored events. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
For students wanting to be involved in positive change in the doctoral program and College of Business, the Association provides the opportunity through faculty mentors and committee representation. As a student-led organization, the DBA provides a forum for members to support one another, share research and ideas with faculty, and facilitate communication among doctoral students through formal and informal meetings. All DBA students are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact the chapter president.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in the accounting, finance, and related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 black professionals in these fields, NABA advances people, careers, and the mission by providing education, resources, and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
The Investment Society
The Investment Society is a network of students interested in investing, trading, stock market research, portfolio management, financial engineering, and finance education. The organization aims to promote greater awareness among Louisiana Tech students on the benefits of investing and building personal wealth; to education Tech students, regardless of major or prior experience, in investment and trading strategies of varying depths and interests; to connect Tech students with faculty, alumni, and professionals with relevant experience in finance or finance education; and to facilitate educational and competitive investment opportunities and simulations to allow members to gain resume-building experiences. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
Information Systems Students Association
For career-minded individuals seeking to expand their potential in the information systems (IS) field —students, employers, employees, managers and programmers—this is the organization for you. AITP seeks to provide opportunities for members to establish contacts with others in the IS field and become more marketable in the rapidly changing realm of technology careers. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
Society for Human Resource Management
A worldwide professional association of personnel, industrial relations practitioners, university faculty members and students this organization endeavors to provide professional enrichment for the academic experience through its activities. The Louisiana Tech Chapter was chartered in 1977. For more information, please contact chapter advisor.
Louisiana Tech University Supply Chain Club
For those pursuing majors in Supply Chain Management, this club provides a great opportunity to further knowledge on sourcing, logistics, information systems, and strategy as well as gain access to unique opportunities in the field. The club also educates and encourages students in other business majors on the importance of supply chain and operations management in the business world. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.
FBLA-PBL is the largest business career and technical student organization in the world. The organizations inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. For more information, please contact the chapter advisor.