Student Clubs & Organizations

Students can meet and network with students and professionals who share their business and entrepreneurial interest. With approximately 17 student clubs and organizations, ranging from Enactus to the American Marketing Association (AMA), Whitman students are provided a chance to learn from professionals and demonstrate field leadership capabilities.

For more information on student clubs, please contact:
Yakawiak, Emily
Administrative Specialist
Prospective Students, Visitors Center
(315) 443-3850
Egyakawi@syr.edu
 

Whitman Student Clubs

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPSI)

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPSI) is the world's largest and oldest professional business fraternity open to ALL majors on campus. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Faculty advisors:
Assistant Professor of Accounting - Kofi Okyere, kaokyere@syr.edu
Professor of Practice - John Petosa, jjpetosa@syr.edu
Clinical Assistant Professor of Statistics - Georgette Nicolaides, gnicolai@syr.edu
Student President: Samantha Rebelo, srebelo@syr.edu

American Marketing Association

The AMA is an international professional body, consisting of students and industry representatives whose purpose is to promote interest in the practice and study of marketing. The organization, through its activities, strives for the professional development of its members and for the application of science and ethics in the marketing discipline.

Faculty advisor:
Clinical Professor of Marketing Practice Scott Lathrop, slathrop@syr.edu
Student President: Stephanie Pagano, sfpagano@syr.edu

APICS

The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) is an international, professional society, representing manufacturing, service, and resource management professionals worldwide. More than 2,000 companies and 70,000 individuals worldwide are members of APICS.

Faculty advisor:
Professor of Supply Chain Management
Fred Easton, ffeaston@syr.edu

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is a professional service fraternity that includes accounting, finance, and IST majors. Members discuss current issues concerning professions and take advantage of networking opportunities.

Faculty advisor:
Assistant Professor of Accounting Practice Mitch Franklin, mifrankl@syr.edu
Student President: Adriana Romei, aromei@syr.edu

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is a national business honor society whose mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of business. One of the objectives of the organization is to foster an enduring commitment to the principles and values of honor, integrity, the pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness. Membership is considered the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at an accredited school.

Faculty advisor:
Assistant Professor of Law and Public Policy Lisa Knych, lqknych@syr.edu
Student President: Zhi Yang, zqyang@syr.edu

The Case Study Club (CSC)

The Case Study Club provides programs that can enhance students' business strategy thinking skills, including current issue discussions; case analysis practices; interview questions practices; and local business consulting.

Faculty Advisor:
Clinical Associate Professor of Finance Pierre Yourougou, pyouroug@syr.edu

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is an international business fraternity that includes all business majors. Members get together weekly to discuss a variety of professional, fundraising, community service and other events to help our members gain valuable leadership, motivational and learning skills.

Faculty Advisor: TBA
Student President: Sean Fernandez, smfernan@syr.edu
Website: dspcuse.com

The Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club is dedicated to encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship among the Syracuse University student body and to supporting the needs of students who are interested in entrepreneurship. The Club is supported by the Whitman School's Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Department and the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship.

Student president: Austin Miller, ajmill02@syr.edu

The Family Business Club

The Family Business Club is dedicated to preparing students for the unique challenges of working for and running a family business. The goal is to improve the professional development of members through the exchange of ideas, best practices, and experiences.

Faculty advisor:
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Alex McKelvie, mckelvie@syr.edu
Student President: Oscar Hugoson, johugoso@syr.edu

Franklin Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Syracuse University Roundtable

The CSCMP Syracuse University Roundtable welcomes anyone interested in learning more about supply chain management. Through various field trips and guest speakers throughout the year, the club provides the opportunity to see supply chain management in action as well as learn more about current events and issues affecting the field.

Faculty advisor:
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Practice Gary La Point, gelapoin@syr.edu

Download the Spring 2013 Club Newsletter

International Business Association

The International Business Association is dedicated to providing students an exposure to the increasingly international nature of business. The IBA take trips to companies with international operations, brings in speakers to discuss the workings of international business, and provides a forum to learn from the collective experiences of our diverse student population.

Faculty Advisor: 
Kiebach Chair in International Business
Peter Koveos, peter@syr.edu

Investment Club

The Investment Club consists of students in a variety of majors from throughout the university and meets weekly to actively manage trade a portfolio consisting of over $100K in real cash, and discuss stocks, ETFs, commodities, and much more.

Faculty advisor:
Assistant Professor of Finance Tom Barkley, twbarkle@syr.edu
Student President: Elmer Luke, edlukeII@syr.edu

Visit the Investment Club website  >>

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

NABA represents the interests of minorities participating in the fields of accounting, auditing, business, consulting, finance, and information technology. Their mission is to address the professional needs of our members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance arenas.

Faculty advisor:
Senior Associate Dean Randy Elder, rjelder@syr.edu
Assistant Professor of Accounting Kofi Appiah Okyere, kaokyere@syr.edu

Visit the NABA website >>

Net Impact

An international nonprofit organization with more than 7,000 members, whose mission is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Faculty advisor:
Assistant Professor Alejandro Amezcua, aamezcua@syr.edu

Visit the Net Impact website >>

Real Estate Club

Established to provide a forum for students with an interest in real estate to learn more about the industry. The areas of real estate that are coved by guest speakers and site visits include: architecture, construction, development, finance, law, management, and sales.

Faculty advisor:
Associate Professor of Finance Yildiray Yildirim, yildiray@syr.edu

SU Enactus

Syracuse University Enactus is a student organization that strives to make a sustainable world socially, environmentally and economically. Working on projects with a local, national, and global reach the SU-SIFE team currently works on 10 different projects involving the efforts of over 80 students on campus.

Faculty advisor:
Professor of Retail Practice Amanda Nicholson, agnichol@syr.edu

Visit the SU Enactus website >>

Whitman Consulting Club

Its mission is to nurture, develop, and enhance the skills of members interested in pursuing a career in consulting. We strive to create future consultants by educating members about consulting careers and industry, offering practical experiences by working on real life projects, and providing career preparation and networking opportunities.

Faculty Advisor:
Assistant Professor of Management Don Cardarelli, dpcardar@syr.edu
Clinical Professor of Marketing Practice Scott Lathrop slathrop@syr.edu
Director of Experiential Learning Amy McHale, ammchale@syr.edu

WGSO (Whitman Graduate Student Organization)

Aims to enrich the Whitman School's graduate programs experience through social, cultural, and community oriented activities and events, while also assisting the Whitman School in accomplishing its goals and honoring its core values.

Faculty advisor:
Director of Experiential Learning Amy McHale, ammchale@syr.edu

Whitman Women in Business

Seeks to foster women’s involvement in the business community. The objective is to provide a forum for the Whitman community to engage in a dialogue about women’s involvement in business and leadership, as well as seeking engagement in essential networking and mentoring opportunities.

Faculty Advisor:
Assistant Professor Of Accounting Practice - MaryAnn Montforte, mpmonfor@syr.edu