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The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is home to a variety of student-run
organizations that help students grow personally and professionally.
Club Management Association of America
The university chapter of this national organization is dedicated to helping students interested
in a career in club management. The club provides members with access to events and
activities such as field trips to golf and country clubs, guest speakers, regional
meetings and participation in national CMAA events.
Collegiate DECA at USC
This business-minded organizations prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in
marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Students compete for top international
honors in one of 25 different competitions, including retail management, event planning,
hotel and lodging, restaurant and foodservice management, travel and tourism, fashion
merchandising and marketing, and sports and entertainment marketing. To learn more,
visit our national website.
Eta Sigma Delta
This academic honor society recognizes exceptional achievement among hospitality and
tourism students. Eta Sigma Delta is administered by the international association
and is devoted to hospitality and tourism education.
Fashion Board at USC is a student organization committed to helping its members achieve
both personal and professional growth in the fashion, beauty and retail industries
through collaborations with local retailers and hands-on fashion-related experiences.
Each spring, Fashion Board proudly hosts USC Fashion Week, which includes industry
guest speakers, a student designer showcase, and a runway finale show. Fashion Board
is open to students of all majors and members meet every other Wednesday evening.
To become an official member, you must pay dues.
HRSM Global Community Club
The HRSM Global Community club is a community of international and American students
dedicated to cross cultural awareness. Cultural diversity and dialogue among students
of different nations will promote and enhance international cooperation in the College
of HRSM. Students in this club will become more effective communicators and leaders.
Cultural awareness and intercultural friendships will be fostered through this club
to promote growth, success, and networking.
A student organization catering to minority HRSM students seeking to advance their
skills and professional development through roundtables and events.
HRTM Planners is a combination of two professional student organizations, Professional
Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Meeting Planners International (MPI). It
provides education, networking and job opportunities to all hospitality and tourism
management students interested in event planning.
National Retail Federation
The student chapter of this national industry organization provides talented students
interested in retail with unique educational and scholarship programs, networking
opportunities and access to the latest industry news and research.
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)
This academic and professional organization supports the success and advancement of
minority students seeking careers in the hospitality industry.
Restaurant and Lodging Association
The Restaurant & Lodging Association is a new club on campus open to all majors that
strives to help students explore the restaurant and hotel industry both professionally
and creatively. Our mission is to provide students with opportunities that will advance
their knowledge of the industry and prepare them to succeed!
Sigma Psi Mu
Individually Strong, Together Powerful
Sigma Psi Mu is a co-ed professional fraternity for sport and entertainment management
majors, founded at the University of South Carolina. It was organized to provide a
platform for highly-involved and academically gifted SPTE students. It is our mission
to grow our brotherhood through professional development, social bonding, and real-world
networking opportunities. We do so in order to prepare and develop professionally
for a career in the sport, entertainment and venue industries. Sigma Psi Mu strives
to benefit not only its members, but all University of South Carolina SPTE students,
staff, and faculty. Sigma Psi Mu assists the College of HRSM in continuing to develop
industry-ready sport, entertainment and venue professionals.
Sport and Entertainment Management Graduate Student Association
Graduate students in the department of sport and entertainment management can network
with fellow graduate students, faculty and industry leaders to make the most out of
their student experience.
Sports Analytics Club
Three College of HRSM students with a passion for numbers formed the Sports Analytics
Club in fall 2022. Guest speakers attend meetings and the club takes trips to conferences such as the Society for American Baseball Research in an effort to
further develop members' interest in analytics and the role they play in the sports
Theme Park and Attractions Club
Get an inside look at how theme parks and attractions are operated and managed. The
club hosts guest speakers, takes field trips and discusses different topics at bi-weekly
meetings which enhance club members' understanding of the industry.
Women in Sport and Entertainment Club
Formed in fall 2022 by two College of HRSM students, the Women in Sport and Entertainment
Club is a student-led organization that aims to shape tomorrow's female leaders in
the sport and entertainment industries.
For additional information on one of the thousands of other student-run organizations
at the University of South Carolina, visit the USC Student Life Office.