All students are encouraged to participate in the department's organizations:
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
NSMH is a student-run, nationally recognized organization of students and professionals representing an array of social and cultural backgrounds and a wealth of unique perspectives and ideas. NSMH is proud of its diversity and believes it provides a competitive advantage in the hospitality industry. Consequently, we work to make the industry aware of the benefits that a diverse workforce provides in a business that caters to the world.
Our commitment is to educate in order to aid in the recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry. As well as to build and maintain relationships between hospitality professionals and minority students in ways that encourages a lifelong commitment to the organization.
For more information, contact:
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Student Association
The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Student Association was established to give students the opportunity to align themselves with an organization for the purpose of providing community service, promoting the program within the community, and to network with peers and alumni for career opportunities.
Why Should You Join HRTMSA?
- To establish networks with peers in the program and the industry for career opportunities.
- It's a great item for your resume!
- Trips to Las Vegas, New York and Chicago!
- Potential to learn about the industry during special presentations and events.
- Volunteer activities to give back to the communities.
- Leadership and event planning opportunities
To find out more information about HRTMSA, please contact Dr. Keith Mandabach in the HRTM office.
Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Honor Society
To find out more information about Eta Sigma Delta, please contact Dr. Priscilla Bloomquist in the HRTM office.
Other Professional Organizations
Many other professional organizations related to the hospitality industry offer discounted student memberships. They all provide wonderful opportunities to network with industry professionals and other students, participate in conference, and take advantage of other educational resources. Download the handout below to see a brief summary of some of the most prominent organizations. The SHRTM would be happy to support groups of students interested in forming a chapter of any of these organizations on campus.