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Student Organizations

HTM Student Organizations

HTM Student Organizations are actively partnered with national and international hospitality professional associations.

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

Club Managers Association of AmericaCMAA helps any student enrolled in Hospitality and Tourism Management courses become acquainted with, and develop an interest in, careers related to private club management.  Members have opportunities to develop professional and academic relationships with other students and professional members nationwide.  CMAA raises money through catering events, which helps subsidize costs for local and national trips which offer students real life work experiences

 

Gastro Club  

Gastro Club

The HTM Gastro Club explores the dynamic interdisciplinary topic of “Gastronomy”, the art and science of good eating. The club focuses on food and beverage related field trips, guest speakers, philanthropic efforts and culturally diverse adventures.  Student members will get an inside look into the world of food and beverage as they align with the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and the state’s American Culinary Federation Chapters to participate in leadership and ambassadorship opportunities statewide.  The Gastro Club welcomes students with interests in F&B, gastronomic tourism, beverage management, food media, food trucks and sensory exploration.

 

 

Eta Sigma Delta

Eta Sigma DeltaEta Sigma Delta recognizes students in hospitality and tourism for outstanding academic achievement, meritorious service, and demonstrated professionalism.  Membership in this honor society promotes excellence and scholarship among both students and professional members.  Membership invitations are sent to students with an interest in the industry who have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.

 

Meeting Professionals International

Meeting Professionals InternationalMeeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. The student chapter meets with the MPI Oklahoma chapter and brings in speakers for professional development.

 

National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

National Society of Minorities in HospitalityThe National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) was founded in 1989 at Cornell University as a non-profit student run professional organization. The mission is to educate in order to aid in the recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry.

 

American Hotel & Lodging Association Student Chapter  

American Hotel & Lodging Association Student ChapterThe American Hotel & Lodging Association is the largest organization representing all areas of the hotel industry including independent hotels, chains, management companies, industry partners and others. The student chapter, the first student chapter in the nation, participates with the Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association at quarterly meetings for industry education and for networking opportunities.

 

Hospitality Administration Graduate Student Association

Hospitality Administration Graduate Student AssociationHospitality Administration Graduate Student Association aids graduate students in establishing professional relationships and friendships.  The organization serves as a means of exploring, developing and enhancing professional growth and social opportunities for future hospitality professionals.


For more information contact: 

David Davis, Ph.D.
365 Human Sciences

Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-7499

david.w.davis@okstate.edu