The College of Business and Technology offers over 20 professional organizations. These organizations connect members with other students in the same field of study, give them real-world experience in their desired career path, as well provide them with networking opportunities.
With over 20 organizations to choose from, we encourage all of our students to get involved and join a professional student organization.
Below is a complete list and description of all the student organizations offered within the college:
American Marketing Association (AMA)
The American Marketing Association is an international professional organization for people involved in the practice, study and teaching of marketing. The student chapter at ETSU seeks to understand the products and services that will help them be better marketers; employ information, education and resources that will enhance their professional development and careers; and advance the thought, application and ethical practice of marketing.
Advisor: Dr. Kelly Price Rhea
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)
Beta Alpha Psi is an international scholastic and professional fraternity for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of the fraternity is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Advisor: Mrs. Ashley Bentley
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Membership is by invitation only.
Advisor: Dr. Kelly Atkins
Collegiate Merchandising Association
The Collegiate Merchandising Association is a student organization established to promote the merchandising program at East Tennessee State University, to acquaint its students with information and skills needed to facilitate professional development, and to provide merchandising service/consultation to the community.
Recognized for strong programming and leadership opportunities, the CMA is an award winning student organization. Membership in the Collegiate Merchandising Association is open to all ETSU students.
Advisor: Dr. Kelly Atkins
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community. This organization is open to both male and female students. Delta Sigma Pi is in the process of establishing a colony on the ETSU campus.
Advisor: Dr. Gary Shelley
The Economics Club offers students interested in economics the forum to broaden their knowledge of economics and opportunities in the field as well as network and interact with recent economics graduates. With student interest, the Economics Club sponsors and annual trip to Washington, D.C. with briefings by various economic and financial institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank, World Bank, and Freddie Mac.
Advisor: Dr. Taylor Stevenson
The Entrepreneurs Club provides the forum through which students can explore opportunities for the development of ideas for business start-ups. Using a well-established network of local entrepreneurs, students learn what it takes to run a successful business. Over the years, members of the club have established successful businesses while students at ETSU.
Advisor: Sonu Mirchandani
National Society of Leadership and Success
The Society was founded in 2001 with the sole purpose of creating lasting, positive change. Beginning with a handful of chapters and no membership component, the Society now reaches more than 730,000 students around the world. The Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation in Society events. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among top student leaders across the country. The membership process consists of a one-time $85 fee and attending Orientation, Leadership Training Day, 3 Speaker Broadcasts, and 3 Success Networking Team meetings. Upon completion of these steps, an Induction ceremony will be held to celebrate your achievements.
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is an organization that will prepare student leaders and business students for greatness through guest speakers, workshops, competitions, and out of classroom experiences. Members of PBL will obtain a network with local businesspeople, ETSU PBL alumni, other chapters, and local Community Members. This organization will provide support for high achieving students who want to prepare themselves for a successful future. PBL-FBLA is a national club and there are chapters all over the US.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM serves the needs of the human resource management professional by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. In addition, the Society is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals to ensure that HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.
Advisor: Dr. Karen Tarnoff
Students of Finance Association (SOFA)
SOFA assists in the professional educational and social development of college students interested in Finance and related fields. It provides an association for college students actively interested in Finance and encourages interaction between business executives, faculty, and students of business and Finance.
Advisor: Dr. Taylor Stevenson
Supply Chain Association (SCA)
The East Tennessee State University Supply Chain Association (SCA) is a student-run organization with the goal of providing resources and experiences to assist students who are interested in careers related to supply chain and business management. The SCA focuses on student career development and networking with industry professionals to expand the reach of the ETSU supply chain and business management programs resulting in exciting opportunities for students, the college, and partnering companies.
Membership in the SCA is open to all majors in the College of Business and Technology.
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Association of Computing Machinery
Association for Computing Machinery (http://www.acm.org) is open to all students. The "ACM" offers the opportunity for meeting other students and faculty in the CS, IS, and IT concentrations within the Department of Computing. This organization emphasizes learning about educational and employment opportunities available in the computer field. The ACM is committed to advancing the skills of computing professionals and students worldwide.
Advisor: Dr. David Tarnoff
Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineering
The Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineering (https://www.ieee.org) is an international professional organization for the advancement of STEM technologies. Members of IEEE include individuals from the diverse backgrounds of engineering, computer science, information technology, mathematics, and others. IEEE includes 500,000 members worldwide, and nearly 40 discipline-specific societies in Engineering, Computing, and Technology. The IEEE @ ETSU Student Branch provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary networking and advancement of STEM disciplines. Joining IEEE as a student is the beginning of a potentially lifelong relationship with this organization, allowing you to learn about the many opportunities IEEE offers.
Advisor: Dr. Brian Bennett
Scabbard and Blade
A joint honor society that unites Cadets and Midshipmen from all over the country in military excellence. The society strives to better these Cadets and Midshipmen as future officers and to strengthen the joint service relationship through service to the community and leadership opportunities. Purposes and Ideals:
- Raise the standard of military education in American colleges and universities
- Unite in closer relationship their military departments
- Encourage and foster the essential qualities of good and efficient officers
- Promote friendship and good fellowship among the Cadet officers
- Disseminate knowledge of military affairs to the students and people of the country
Advisor: MAJ Kent Monas
Color Guard is a high-profile group on campus. Cadets have the chance to demonstrate their abilities to perform advanced facing and marching movements, as well as display our nation's colors in an honorable and dignified manner. Color Guard members demonstrate their new found talents at home soccer games, basketball games, and at several memorials and ceremonies around Johnson City.
Advisor: Jay Emberton
Captain Eddie Reed Ranger Company
Named in honor of the late Captain Eddie Reed Jr.,who perished while serving in Vietnam, this team competes in the fall semester at the Brigade Ranger Challenge competition. Open to any Cadet who wants to participate and is willing to work hard, the team trains each morning for specific events that they will be tested on during the competition. These events include the APFT, land navigation, grenade assault course, one rope bridge, and a foot march.
Advisor: MSG Tirko
ROTC Running Club
A campus organization open to Cadets, students, and faculty alike. Although competition is celebrated, all ability groups are welcome. The Running Club offers a fun atmosphere for some extra exercise and camaraderie. If you like setting goals and pushing yourself physically, this club is for you! Are you ready for a challenge? If so, join the ROTC Running Club! It is a great way to stay physically fit and have a great time. We participate in numerous races throughout the year and it does not matter how fast you run. Anyone that enjoys running can be a part of this team.
Advisor: Mack Roberts
Engineering, Engineering Technology, & Surveying
Construction Management Association
The C.M.A. is a student-governed organization, which provides extracurricular activities with a construction-oriented emphasis.
Advisor: Dr. Ken Kellogg
Epsilon Pi Tau
The Beta Nu Chapter of the Epsilon Pi Tau strives to build strong leadership for the 21 st century by striving to attain higher levels of motivation and morality. Our members focus to provide leadership and serve humankind with a renewed awareness of the role of technology in all aspects of modern life.
Advisor: Dr. Keith Johnson
Interior Architecture Student Association
The interior design field is all about networking and collaborative work. IASA (Interior Architecture Student Association) is focused on providing Interior Architecture students with the chance to meet and collaborate with others in the major and field.
Advisor: Dean Isham
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-ran organizations in the United States. The objective of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
Advisor: Dr. Keith Johnson
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
SME is the largest professional technical society in the areas of product development, electronics, manufacturing and industrial engineering technology. Students in this organization visit many local industries.
Advisor: Mr. William Hemphill
ETSU Chapter of ACSM (American Congress on Surveying and Mapping)
Open to all students who are interested in the area of surveying and mapping. The objective of ACSM is to advance the sciences of surveying and mapping and related fields. Student activities include cookouts, selling T-shirts with a surveying and mapping logo, attending professional meetings, and service projects in the community.
Advisor: Dr. Marian Clark Young
Student Chapter of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
The IEEE promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro- and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. Open to electronics majors in the Department of Engineering Technology.
Advisor: Dr. Blanton
Engineering Design Graphics Extremists
This organization is for students who have a passion for design, whether they're into animation, video, movies, 2D, 3D, multimedia, hypermedia, or any field where art meet technology.
Advisor: Ms. Cheryl Cornett