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Student Organizations

Several organizations and honors societies for business majors allow students in the Romain College of Business to collaborate and network across disciplines.

College-Wide Student Organizations

Program-Specific Organizations


Alpha Kappa Psi - Theta Phi Chapter
Alpha Kappa Psi is a national co-ed professional business fraternity. AKPsi enhances as well as supplements academic training. The fraternity prepares you to excel in the real world of business by providing opportunities to develop important leadership, organizational, time management and communication skills. Some ways of accomplishing this include job shadowing, speakers and workshops, corporate tours, community involvement and networking opportunities with alumni and faculty.

Through membership in Alpha Kappa Psi, individuals establish lifelong friendships with thousands of alumni across the country. AKPsi is open to those students in the Romain College of Business who are at least second-semester freshmen and in good standing.

Mission Statement:
The Theta Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi is dedicated to enhancing the higher education of business students at USI.

We focus on expanding the knowledge and skills of our members in the areas of communication, leadership, networking and professional development.

We strive to be proactive in the areas of recruitment, community service and technological change, in order to promote growth and expertise in the fraternity, University and community. We will accomplish this through commitment to our chapter and its members' goals.


Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.

Benefits to members include:

  • National Recognition - membership in Beta Alpha Psi bring national recognition to your name;
  • Resume - being active in Beta Alpha Psi shows leadership abilities to employers; and
  • Career Knowledge - attending the Regional and National meetings helps to further knowledge in the careers of accounting, finance, and information systems majors.

Purpose:
Recognizing scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting with the provision of opportunities for the self-development and association among members and practicing business professionals: and encouragement of a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Statement of Objectives:
In addition to the objectives of the national society "to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accountancy", the petitioning chapter has established the following objectives.

  1. To provide opportunities, instill motivation, and expand knowledge encourage the self-development of our members.
  2. To promote, through fraternal activities, the association and networking of Accounting and Professional Services (APS) students and professional accountants.
  3. To promote a professional attitude among members and encourage participation of students and faculty in our professional and social activities.
  4. To attain Superior Chapter Status during and after our petitioning process.
  5. To submit quality graduate and undergraduate manuscript contest entries.
  6. To continue successful fund raising activities to support chapter activities and for transportation to the National and Regional Meeting.
  7. To provide voluntary income tax assistance to the community and provide other services to various school and community groups.
  8. To provide exposure to innovative accounting topics and careers through the use of technical programs and seminars that are not covered in our academic curriculum.
  9. To continue to inform area high school students of the opportunities available in the field of accounting, and to promote the collegiate study of accounting.
  10. To provide an understanding to students the importance and benefits of their continued education and their degree.

Eligibility:
A student considered for membership must: be an accounting, finance, or CIS major; have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0; and currently be of at least sophomore standing.

Interested Parties:
Those persons who wish to attain the honor of being a Beta Alpha Psi member visit us on Orgsync for more details.


Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society recognizing outstanding academic achievements of students in 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.

Upperclassmen and graduate students are invited to join based on class rank and achievement of specific cumulative grade point averages.

Mission:
The Mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.

Benefits to Members:

  • Lifelong Recognition--By accepting membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, students receive lifetime recognition for their outstanding academic achievements and potential for leadership in the area of business.
  • Student Scholarship Program--Beta Gamma Sigma members are eligible to compete for the Society's annual scholarship awards.
  • Educational Tours--On an ongoing basis the Society offers business/educational tours.
  • Alumni Receptions--Each year members of the Board of Governors host receptions for all Beta Gamma Sigma members residing in selected major metropolitan areas.  These receptions provide opportunities for Beta Gamma Sigma members to hear about vital business issues from outstanding business leaders and meet with other members.
  • Lifelong Learning through BGS News --The Society's newsletter, distributed to over 250,000 members, contains Beta Gamma Sigma news as well as articles of current interest in business and management.
  • Career Networking Program--This career networking service is available at a discounted fee to Beta Gamma Sigma members.   The program provides a vehicle for members to make themselves aware of potential career advancement opportunities.

Eligibility:
Only those in the top 10% of the undergraduate or the top 20% of the master's programs may be honored by an invitation to membership.


C.A.S.E. (formerly GEM)
C.A.S.E. (Create. Analyze. Strategize. Execute.) is a student organization for students of business interested in case study analysis and case competitions. C.A.S.E. provides a forum for instruction and practice of business case studies. C.A.S.E. members will have opportunities to represent USI in case competitions both nationally and internationally.

C.A.S.E. meets Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in BE 3028. Free cookies are provided.


Speaking Eagles Toastmasters
Speaking Eagles Toastmasters is a club for business students who desire to build their communication skills. Toastmasters is an international organization devoted to helping men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking--vital skills that promote self-actualization and enhance leadership potential. Members learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are also there to become better communicators. Members learn to introduce speakers, give prepared speeches, conduct meetings, give impromptu talks, and perform many other roles. Constructive evaluation is at the heart of the Toastmasters learn-by-doing program.

The student Toastmasters club is supported by the Accounting Circle, an advisory board for accounting programs at USI. All student fees are paid by funds raised by the club or donated by the Accounting Circle.

Guests and new members are always welcome. Join us for our weekly meeting, every Tuesday (excluding summer) at 4:30 p.m. in BE 3033.

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