Student Clubs and Organizations
Student activities play an important role in student life and in what Saunders College of Business has to offer.
Student organizations can help you develop leadership skills, provide networking opportunities, enhance education outside of the classroom, and strengthen the communication between faculty, staff, and students. Listed below are the various student organizations in which you may want to get involved.
- To see when Saunders Clubs are meeting, please visit the Saunders Club Meeting Calendar.
- For a full listing of all 320 RIT clubs please visit RIT Campus Groups.
Announce Your Activities
If you are looking to raise awareness for you or your club, check out these options to announce your club activities.
Saunders Student Clubs on Campus Groups
President: Amanda Sengdara Advisor: Jerrie Hsieh
A club for anyone interested in the hospitality industry. We sponsor hospitality trips and events so that students can get real life experience.
Website: American Hotel and Lodging Association - RIT Chapter
To Join: Visit us on Campus Groups
President: Drew Busa Vice President: Halle Wagner Treasurer: Jared Derrick Advisor: Adjunct Professor Jessica Carnovale.
APICS is the new association for Supply Chain Management. As one of the more than 200 APICS affiliated student chapters on college campuses throughout North America, APICS student members get access to educational programs, networking opportunities, certification exams, scholarships, awards, and other resources. They also have the opportunity to participate in local student case competitions offered through the District. Winners of the District level competition will move on to compete in the international student case competition.
Websites: APICS @ RIT
To Join: Email Drew Busa
President: Danny Le Advisor: Professor Sean Hansen and Victor Perotti
The MIS-focused student organization, building a foundation of technical expertise and business professionalism to develop tomorrow's leaders.
Websites: BTP Club Page, BTP Facebook Page, BTP Instragam Page, BTP LinkedIn Group Page
To Join: Email email@example.com
President: Christopher Ferrari Advisor: Rob Vlosky
Saunders College of Business is excited to announce the formation of DECA, a nationally certified business program designed to improve your leadership and entrepreneurial skills through educational conferences, competitions and partnerships - http://www.deca.org/college-programs/.
This new club on campus is open to all majors and is a great way for students to connect with business professionals and make a difference. DECA has several opportunities to earn awards, scholarships and even travel across the country! So what are you waiting for? Join us today!
Websites: DECA @ RIT Club, DECA Collegiate Website
To Join: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Amanda Sengdara Advisor: Professor Sean Hansen
The International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi is a co-ed professional business fraternity since 1907 that promotes academic excellence, community service, networking and professional development.
Website: Delta Sigma Pi
To Join: Email email@example.com
President: Ansel Noe Vice President: Philip Gawronski Secretary: Michael Penna Advisor: Professor Hao Zhang
The RIT Financial Management Association is a Saunders College of Business club dedicated to the advancement of student-centric investing. FMA manages a $200,000+ Stock and ETF investment portfolio. FMA Meetings are weekly on Wednesdays from 5-6 PM in the Sklarsky Business Analytics Lab (LOW-1125). Each week we discuss our portfolio standings, have stock pitches for both buying and selling, and have club discussions regarding news events. We also have several company visits/Guest speakers visit each semester from companies such as Vanguard, Northwestern Mutual, and the SEC. We also participate in the Adirondack Cup Small Cap Investment challenger every year. FMA is an open club for all RIT students, we have members from 5 of the 9 individual colleges at RIT.
Website: Financial Management Association
To Join: Contact the FMA President by email: Ansel Noe
President: Gurpreet Kaur Advisors: Shawn Sturgeon
We seek to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students to cultivate their own understanding of international business and global issues, learn and network with multinational organizations, and become the business leaders of tomorrow.
Website: Global Business Group
To Join: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Ndidi Chimah Advisor: Muhammet Kesgin
HFTP is a multi-disciplinary club for students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Saunders College of Business and other relevant departments and colleges with interest in hospitality, business, and technology. The club offers professional and educational opportunities through collaboration with students from different backgrounds and educational tracks. The RIT chapter of HFTP is affiliated with the global organization that provides information about new trends in hospitality and business and an abundance of resources for students throughout their entire education.
Website: Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
To Join: Visit us on Campus Groups
President: Jamel Eason
Advisors: Kari Cameron and Julie Napieralski
The RIT Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations Club is an open student group that provides member students with value building opportunities to network with local professionals and learn about the world of business. Activities include attending AMA (American Marketing Association) events and participating in case analysis contests.
Website: Marketing, Advertising, & Public Relations Club
To Join: Email Laurie Dwyer
President: Kimberly Prerez-Morales Advisor: Sandra Rothenberg
Net Impact RIT is a chapter of Net Impact Central, a sustainability oriented organization that seeks to inspire and equip emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. Our mission is to provide students at RIT with the opportunity to learn how to incorporate sustainability in their careers and personal lives. We do this by evaluating best practices in industry and educating the community through meetings, events, and workshops focused on some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues.
Website: Net Impact
To Join: Email email@example.com
President: Ekua-Janea Quagraine Advisor: Professor Molly McGowan
RIT Women in Business (WIB) is dedicated to the success of women by providing the women of RIT an opportunity to advance their professional and personal development and join an encouraging community of aspiring and successful women. Through networking, educational events, and community service, WIB creates and strengthens skills in leadership, business, and relationship building.
Website: Women in Business
To Join: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on CampusGroups
Additional Saunders Student Organizations
President: Dr. Victor Perotti
Seargent at Arms: Dr. A. Erhan Mergen
The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is an honors organization that recognizes students that have achieved academic excellence in business studies. The mission of the organization 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.
Website: RIT Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma
To Join: To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the upper 10 percent of the sophomore class, upper 10 percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class, or upper 20 percent of the masters class.
President:Amanda Sengdara Advisor: Muhammet Kesgin
Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is an honorary society for students of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at RIT Croatia's Dubrovnik campus. The idea for the Dubrovnik chapter came from RIT Rochester campus study abroad student Linden Pohland, who worked with Prof. Milena Kuznin to make the chapter a reality. The society is endorsed by International Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE). The RIT Croatia chapter is now one of 90 ESD chapters around the world, and the first one to be established in Croatia and the immediate region.
Website: Eta Sigma Delta
To Join: There are four categories of membership in ESD: undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni/ae, and honorary members. To be eligible for membership in Eta Sigma Delta, a student must:
- Be currently enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology - Croatia.
- Have completed at least fifty percent (50%) of the credit hours required for graduation.
- Have officially declared a major within the Hospitality Department. -2-
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and/or be in the top twenty (20%) of the class.
- Agree to uphold the values of excellence, leadership, creativity, service, and ethics.
Saunders College of Business Representative:
Vacant for 2020-2021 academic year.
Honors Advocate: Melissa Masline
The Saunders College Honors students participate in academic and service activities, collaborate with Engineering students in a seminar series that spans three semesters, and visit companies on a weeklong business trip in the spring. Learn more by visiting the Saunders Honors webpage.
Website: RIT Honors Program Website
To Join: Membership is by invitation to incoming freshmen and to academically qualified freshmen and sophomores.
President: Ethan Lee Advisors: Suzanne McCaffrey
The Next Generation of Accountants (NGA) is the club for students interested in accounting. The NGA provides opportunity, information, and career tools to future business leaders in financial fields.
Website: Next Generation of Accountants
To Join: Click Here
President: Scott Franco (Saunders Student Government Senator)
Advisors: Dean Jacquie Mozrall and Gabrielle Harrington
The Saunders Student Executive Board (E-board) includes the elected leaders of Saunders affiliated student clubs. The E-Board exists to develop opportunities to connect and share common concerns and objectives, to achieve a common voice between elected student leaders and college leadership. Membership consists of the presidents of each club in the College with the Saunders Student Government Senator serving as president.
Goals and Intentions
- Saunders College Leadership: Serve as elected Saunders student leaders throughout the academic calendar, to represent the student voice with the Saunders Dean
- Student Government Representation: The board will coordinate shared issues affecting Saunders students and clubs and report to the Saunders student senator for Student Government representation
- Saunders Representation: Members will assist college with generating student awareness and interests in significant college events and activities, while engaging an inclusive community within Saunders College of Business
- RIT Club Recognition: Peer support to help facilitate and encourage Saunders Student Clubs to be a Campus Life Recognized Club
Contact: email us.
Note: The student organization web sites are the sole responsibility of the students that maintain them. Saunders College of Business does not endorse or support these sites and all problems or questions related to the individual sites should be directed to their respective Webmasters.
RIT Student Government Resources
Benefits of being a Student Government recognized club or organization:
- Your own mailbox for shipping purposes in the Club Resource Center
- Free marketing through the Campus Life Marketing Office
- 175 FREE black/white single-sided copies at the HUB each year
- The ability to apply for Club Space to store your club equipment and belongings
- The ability to form a club email and have RIT web space
- Events throughout the year tailored for club recognition and appreciation - Club SpiRIT Fridays, Club Fairs, Club Banquets, etc.!
To explore all recognized RIT groups, or access your club's website, please visit the RIT Campus Groups website.
Need a Meeting Space?
Request a meeting space at reserve.rit.edu. The room administrator will contact you once your request has been approved.
As a Saunders College of Business student, if you would like to request funds for an activity for yourself or for your organization's event, please contact us.