Registered Student Organizations

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Student organizations within the College of Business and Analytics play a pivotal role in fostering meaningful interaction, knowledge acquisition, and practical experience for participants. These organizations serve as vital platforms for networking, consistently yielding job prospects post-graduation.

We strongly encourage students within the College to explore the array of available organizations and actively engage with at least one student group. For further information about specific organizations, faculty contacts are listed at the end of each group's description.

Accounting Society is an organization for students who are interested in business, with an emphasis on accounting. This organization allows its members the opportunity to enhance their leadership and communication skills through their participation and gain practical experience. Faculty sponsor: May Bao

American Marketing Association is a national organization. An understanding of marketing concepts is stressed along with social interaction and community service. Faculty sponsor: Christie Mitchell

Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the largest non-profit association for supply chain, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. Faculty sponsor: Gregory DeYong

Ascend Pan-Asian Leaders is a premier national and professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asian. We welcome everybody and have diverse members with different backgrounds. Faculty sponsor: Shucui Zheng

Beta Alpha Psi is a business fraternity for accounting majors. To be eligible for membership, one must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and have an active interest in the field of accounting. The organization's goals include encouraging scholastic and professional excellence, providing opportunities for association with practicing accountants, and promoting active participation with the College of Business and Analytics. Faculty sponsor: Benna Williams

Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society for business students who are enrolled in AACSB accredited colleges. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to those students in the top of their junior and senior classes. Faculty sponsor: Gregory DeYong

Blockchain Economics Club is for students interested the blockchain principle and its application to markets & information exchange. Applications include digital currencies like Bitcoin, international trade, and business-to-business transactions. All students are welcome. Events include invited speakers, fun projects, and networking with blockchain enthusiasts at other schools and in industry. Faculty sponsor: Scott Gilbert

Business Leadership Council is the coordinating organization for the College student body. Its membership is composed of one representative from each of the 15 student organizations and one (at large) independent representative to equal the number of student organizations represented. Members must be Business majors (except for organizational representatives) and possess a 2.5 GPA during the duration of their service. The Council provides its constituents with a vital link between the administration, faculty, and students, and provides substantive input for the policies and planning of the College. The Council is a very active organization which provides students with a wide variety of activities and service opportunities throughout the year. Faculty sponsor: Kimberly Little

Eta Sigma Delta is a hospitality honor society for students with a 3.00 GPA or above enrolled in hospitality programs which are institutional members of the International Council of Hotel, Restaurants, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE). Members are dedicated to Excellence, Leadership, Creativity, Service, and Ethics. Restricted to HTEM majors. Faculty sponsor: Sylvia Smith

Financial Management Association is for students interested in business finance and investments. It provides its members with investment knowledge, knowledge of employment opportunities, and social activities. Faculty sponsor: Ty Perry

National Association of Black Accountants is the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. Established in 1969, the association strives to promote and develop the professional skills of its members, to encourage and assist minority students in entering the accounting profession, and, among other goals, to represent the interests of current and prospective minority accounting professionals. Faculty sponsor: Patrice DeBlois

Saluki Entrepreneur Corps works with the Center for Innovation, Small Business Development Center and the Southern Illinois Entrepreneurship Center "to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation." Open to all majors. Faculty sponsor: Michael Jessup

Saluki Event Planners (SEP) offers all students an opportunity to become more involved in client relations by planning a variety of events for the campus and Carbondale community. Students are required to join the Professional Convention Management Association (no cost) to maintain our student group status with the organization. Students are also encouraged to join Meeting Professionals International ($40) to network with the St. Louis chapter. Student members of PCMA and MPI can attend regional educational seminars, annual conventions, and monthly MPI St. Louis Chapter meetings. SEP students focus on improving networking, interviewing, and professional skills as a group. SEP is a way to make connections that will lead to amazing experiences and opportunities to enhance your future career goals. Faculty sponsor: Nicole Davis

Saluki Student Investment Fund provides students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with hands-on experience in portfolio management and investment research. This includes managing a portion of the Southern Illinois University Foundation portfolio with a Midcap Core Strategy, as well as investing to maximize long-term capital appreciation as the group’s primary objective. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty sponsor: Timothy Marlo

Smokin' Dawgs is led by the students and barbeque lovers of the Southern Illinois University community. Students work to perfect their BBQ and meat smoking skills and work with various SIU departments to cater events. Faculty sponsor: John Farrish

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) helps guide the future of the HR profession by providing resources to support a students’ studies, helps students launch their careers and develop their career paths. Students who join will benefit from networking opportunities, guest speakers, and field trips with HR professionals and companies. Students will gain leadership skills by taking on leadership roles, planning, and marketing events, and recruiting new members. As part of each meeting, students will engage with an important HR topic facing managers and business owners. Faculty sponsor: Ellen Novar

Southern Illinois Economics Association is a student club, and registered SIU Carbondale student organization, open to all economics majors (and non-majors as well), and will meet during the fall and spring semesters for the purpose of exchanging economic ideas, sharing resources, and having fun. In addition to its regular meetings, the club has organized some special events, including meetings with economist visitors from the Federal Reserve. Faculty sponsor: Scott Gilbert

Women’s Business Association (W.B.A) is a student organization devoted to encouraging the success of females in business. We want to inform, connect, and prepare individuals for the corporate world by providing them with the opportunities through leading organization initiatives. WBA provides students an opportunity to network with professionals, local entrepreneurs, and corporate recruiters to get insights in different careers and industries.​ Faculty sponsor: Sevincgul "Sev" Ulu

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