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Student Organizations

Get involved. Gain experience. Be successful.

Did you know that a key indicator of your success, while in school and after graduation, is how involved you are in student organizations?  Here are the options from the College of Business.  Don't see what you're interested in? Maybe you could start a new one!

Employers, we want to get you engaged with student organizations in the right way. Please contact Employer Relations for more information on how you can get involved.

Accounting Club

The Accounting Club is for accounting majors not yet eligible for Beta Alpha Psi. Members attend Beta Alpha Psi functions and meetings.

AIESEC OU 

Ohio University is developing a chapter of the largest international student-run organization in the world, AIESEC. The organization focuses on empowering young people for peace and the fulfillment of humankind potential through international internship opportunities as well as community development all over the world. AIESEC has been facilitating youth leadership activities as well as international internships & volunteer experiences for over 65 years, developing a global learning environment across 124 countries & territories. Organization Email: rs165409@ohio.edu

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest fraternity in the nation. Its members are offered the opportunity for brotherhood, leadership, unity and education. Alpha Kappa Psi is open to all business majors and minors interested in professional development as well as the social aspects of a fraternity. There is a ten-week pledge program required before full membership can be obtained. Dues are $115 each fall and winter quarter. Attendance at weekly meetings is required.

Association of Information Technology Professionals

It is the mission of AITP to provide superior leadership in education and Information Technology. AITP is dedicated to using the synergy of Information Technology partnerships to provide education and benefits to our members and to work with industry to assist in the overall promotion and direction of Information Technology. Please visit our website for information regarding membership and upcoming events.

Beta Alpha Psi – Alpha Kappa Chapter

BAP LogoBeta Alpha Psi is the National Honors Organization for financial information professionals. It was established in 1919 to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. Through the years, the organization has grown to include finance and information systems students. The Alpha Kappa Chapter was founded at Ohio University in 1952 and since has become one of the most actively involved organizations in the Athens community.

Black Student Business Caucus

Black Student Business Caucus was established in 1988. Its purpose is to introduce students to the issues of excellence and diversity as well as techniques necessary for survival in the corporate arena. Members participate in an annual business trip, excellence conferences, community service, and current events discussions. Dues are $10 per quarter and meetings are held weekly.

Christian Business Leaders

The purpose of Christian Business Leaders is to equip business students with the Biblical foundation necessary to be a strong Christian leader in the College of Business and the business world. CBL provides business majors and minors with an opportunity for spiritual exploration and development in a faithful community of believers. Our organization is rooted in the teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please visit our website for more information regarding our meetings, members, statement of beliefs, and much more.

Connect

Connect was created in the spring of 2002 by a group of student leaders who saw a void in College of Business student-alumni interaction. Members from various student groups, representing a variety of majors and both graduate and undergraduate students, came together and laid the groundwork for an organization that will work closely with the SAF to enhance the relationships between current students and the College's alumni.

Consulting Fellows

Today’s leader’s face a more demanding and challenging environment than ever before. Besides analytical skills and business knowledge, leaders require a complementary set of so-called soft skills. With the Consulting Fellows Program, Ohio University offers the opportunity for future leaders to build these skills. For more information, contact the program at OUConsultingFellows@gmail.com

Delta Sigma Pi

This professional business fraternity designed to foster the study of business and encourage professionalism, scholarship and social activity among members. The Alpha Omicron Chapter was founded in 1925, making Delta Sigma Pi the oldest professional business fraternity on the Ohio University campus. Prospective members must be a second-quarter freshmen or an upperclassman with at least five quarters remaining; hold an accumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.5; and attend rush, which is held during fall and winter quarters.

Enactus

Make a difference in your community while developing the skills to become a socially responsible business leader! Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Epsilon Nu Tau

Epsilon Nu Tau is the Nation’s first entrepreneurship fraternity. This coed, professional organization will help you launch and maintain sustainable businesses. You’ll ultimately run your own nonprofit business, including everything from recruitment & marketing tactics and sales contests to legal documents, event coordination and financial statements.

Financial Management Association

The goal of the Financial Management Association is to serve our members and Ohio University by developing professional and social skills outside the walls of the classroom. We are a diverse group of students gathered together to help each other succeed within the corporate environment. The benefits of membership include exposure to the financial industry, networking opportunities, and affiliation with our international chapter. Our organization is open to Ohio University business majors and minors with an interest in business and finance.

Gamma Iota Sigma (Insurance Honor Society)

Students interested in the insurance industry meet weekly to explore and discuss insurance trends and career paths. Activities include guest speakers, on-site company visits, and attendance at international conferences.

International Business Society  

The main goal of OU IBS is to help members develop professionally in a fun environment by providing them with networking and volunteer opportunities; discussing business practices all over the world; and bringing in relevant, but most importantly interesting professionals as guest speakers. Our meetings are informative, relaxed and interactive, everyone's inputs are valued! Organization Email: ouibsociety@gmail.com

International Sports Agent Organization (ISAO)

The International Sports Agent Organization (ISAO) is a club that specializes in learning about the labor side of sports. That means anything from researching professional leagues collective bargaining agreements to investigating what it takes to become a sports agent. Adviser: Dr. Michael Pfahl, Pfahl@ohio.edu.

Ohio Management Group

The Ohio Management Group is dedicated to providing members with the tools to succeed at Ohio University and after graduation. OMG enriches managerial and leadership skills through weekly professional speakers, professional development, networking, being committee managers, as well as working hand in hand with students from across the university on a number of different organizational projects. OMG is open to all majors.

Ohio Sports Analytics Team

The Ohio Sports Analytics Team is a body for undergraduate students focused on deliberating developments in the field of analytics, providing hands on experience with statistical data and information systems, and preparing members for life in the industry. Adviser: Dr. Norm O'Reilly, oreillyn@ohio.edu.

OU Entrepreneurship Club

Gain the tools to bring your business ideas to life! OUE members are taught the skills to become better leaders and entrepreneurs. Members network with like-minded people, meet and listen to guest speakers, and manage different sectors of the organization.

Phi Chi Theta

The purpose of Phi Chi Theta is to promote the cause of higher business education and training for all individuals; to foster high ideals for everyone pursuing a career in business; to encourage fraternity and cooperation among people preparing for such careers; and to stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish devotion to the attainment of such ends. Phi Chi Theta consists of members interested in all areas of business who are driven to develop their professional skills. Members benefit from resume critiques, mock interviews, internship panels, etiquette dinners, and regular professional networking opportunities.

Sigma Alpha Sigma Mu (ΣΑΣΜ)

Sigma Alpha Sigma Mu was established in 2012 at Ohio University, as the first professional sport management fraternity in the nation. The fraternity provides a platform for highly involved and academically excellent undergraduate sport management students to prepare and develop professionally for a career in the sport industry. Members must be students in an undergraduate program offered by the Department of Sports Administration and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 or higher. Adviser: Dr. Norm O'Reilly, oreillyn@ohio.edu.

Sports Business Association

The Ohio University Sports Business Association is an organization of individuals who wish to enhance their educational experience outside of the classroom with like-minded individuals who are all working toward a common goal of improving themselves and their peers through practical experiences. Adviser, Mr. Louie Iglesias, Iglesias@ohio.edu.

Student Equity Management Group

The OHIO Student Equity Management Group manages more than $4.4 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. The student-run group selects investments for their long only equity portfolio, consistently beating the S&P 500. SEMG is an experience that includes incredible learning opportunities, valuable mentoring, and professional development opportunities like visiting financial firms and attending conferences. The group has a 100 percent placement rate with students competing at the highest level for jobs and internships. Contact the  SEMG Executive Board at ousemgboard@googlegroups.com

Student Fixed Income Management Group

The OHIO Fixed Income Management Group also manages more than $4 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. Students in this organization learn research and investment methodologies to strategically manage fixed-income investment portfolios. The group conducts regular conference calls with alumni and investment professionals to discuss current economic events and appropriate investment strategies. The group also gains exposure to investment banks and investment management firms through annual networking trips. This is a great opportunity for underclassmen to get involved and gain experience in the financial markets.

ThinkDesign

ThinkDesign was founded at Ohio University as an advertising agency that connects organizations with individuals who have professional media talents. Build your portfolio and graduate with solid experience!

Women in Business

OHIO Women in Business (OWIB) provides outstanding support, development, and sense of community to women interested in pursuing careers in business. The organization focuses on attracting, developing, and launching highly talented women into the business world. OWIB develops members through monthly guest speakers and educational workshops. For more information on how to get involved, contact: Liz Doyle at ed962710@ohio.edu.

Women in Information Systems

Women in Information Systems is an organization dedicated to enhancing women's professional preparation to lead successful careers in the field of information systems through networking, career exploration seminars, and professional development workshops. Our primary goals are to raise awareness of women in the field and enhance women's ability to excel in the field. We meet once a week and dues are $15 a semester or $25 for the whole year.

Women in Sports

Women in Sports is the number one voice and leading resource at Ohio University for female undergraduate and graduate students looking to enter the sport industry. The goal of the Women in Sports is to enhance the development and growth of women in the sports industry by providing information about issues, challenges, and opportunities in the sports industry. Adviser: Dr. Heather Lawrence-Benedict, lawrench@ohio.edu.