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Student Organizations 

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Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity in the world. Founded in 1904, AKPsi operates under the principles of promoting institutions of business education, developing future leaders, and fostering appreciation for higher ideals in business. Members of AKPsi are offered numerous opportunities to perform service activities, interact socially, and to develop their professional skills. All majors are welcome.

Association of Information Technology Professionals

AITP is the community of IT knowledge focused on empowering the IT profession by evolving its members to their full potential as a professional. It is our goal, our purpose, to provide a community network for the IT business professionals to reach their true potential by providing education programs for advancing technology and business skills, leadership development opportunities, networking, peer mentoring and knowledge sharing, and online resources. 

As an AITP member, you will: 

  • Meet people working in your field of interest
  • Learn about career and business opportunities 
  • Stay abreast of industry trends
  • Polish your leadership skills
  • Converge your technology skills with business skills 
  • Build lifelong relationships

Stay connected with the world of the new IT profession! 

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Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honors society for accounting, CIS and finance majors. JMU's chapter is involved in numerous professional and service activities and sponsors many business functions around campus including Meet the Firms Night each September. Students who have declared one of these three majors, have attained at least sophomore standing, and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA may become candidates. To be initiated as a member, students must have completed one semester of upper level coursework in their major and have at least a 3.0 major GPA.

Beta Gamma Sigma

BETA GAMMA SIGMA is the international honor society for all students enrolled in colleges and schools of business around the world that are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  Undergraduate students are invited to membership in AACSB if they meet the following criteria: (1) junior  or senior standing in an AACSB-accredited college or school of business; (2) minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.600;  and (3) academic ranking in the top 10% of the junior or senior class in the college or school of business.  Membership is extended to graduate students in either the MBA or MSA program who rank in the top 20% of their class.  For more information regarding the JMU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, contact Prof. Joyce Guthrie, Associate Dean, Student Development, who serves as the chapter advisor. 

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is one of the largest co-ed professional business fraternities in the nation. Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Financial Management Association

The mission of the FMA is to broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners, provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academicians, practitioners and students, promote the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices, and to enhance the quality of education in finance. The objectives of the organization are to ensure that its members:

  • Obtain valuable career information;
  • Develop professional insights and attitudes;
  • Gain experience in problem solving and decision making;
  • Increase professional and faculty contacts;
  • Improve social and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrate competence in skill areas beyond those needed to obtain a college degree

These objectives are met by encouraging social interaction between students, faculty, and businesses. Professional speakers, fundraising, and community service are just a few activities available to members of FMA.

International Business Club

The International Business Club is a student-run organization under the leadership of distinguished faculty. This club engages students and faculty through interactive, informative, and social events. It is open to all JMU majors. Our mission is to provide students with the proper skills and resources to succeed within our global environment. Our objectives are to stimulate awareness in global and cultural issues, to promote a harmonious global perspective, and to create opportunities for networking and career growth in a welcoming and enjoyable environment.

Madison American Advertising Federation 

The Madison American Advertising Federation is JMU’s only student advertising organization and a student chapter of the American Advertising Federation. The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. Through its college chapters, the AAF provides advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. Every year the AAF sponsors the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). MAAF is JMU’s competing team for the annual NSAC, the premier student advertising competition, which provides students with an intense, firsthand experience. NSAC clients have included industry leaders such as Coca-Cola, American Airlines, and Toyota. The AAF’s college chapter program gives you the chance to belong to a professional organization of students who have a curiosity about the world of advertising and a passionate desire to join the industry. James Madison University’s college chapter provides you with the opportunity to gain recognition, network with professionals, build experience, receive professional advice and have access to important tools and resources. We are more than just a club - we are a student agency. To learn more please visit or email

Madison Economics Club

The Madison Economics Club is a student governed and maintained organization that sponsors lectures, workshops, and travel events of interest to students and faculty. Lecturers are arranged to address relevant economic, business, and political related issues. We also plan to take informative trips to private and public institutions such as a Federal Reserve Bank for events such as the Fed Challenge. Any student may become a member of the Madison Economics Club.

Madison Investment Fund

The Madison Investment Fund is a student-run equity investment fund that manages a portion of the JMU endowment. We hold seminars for our members and the JMU community covering financial theory and application, current events and professional development.

Madison Marketing Association

The Madison Marketing Association is JMU’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association. Founded in 1982, MMA is a nonprofit organization that is financially independent from the Marketing Department at JMU. Members further their marketing education through guest speakers, community service events, social events, and open forums with JMU faculty and marketing professionals. Our mission is to provide opportunities to learn and implement marketing principles in fundraisers, our annual Networking Banquet, and the annual American Marketing Association Collegiate Conference. All majors are welcome! 

Net Impact

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Net Impact focuses on three broad areas: Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, and Social Entrepreneurship. The JMU Net Impact Hybrid Chapter holds regular discussion-based member meetings, hosts engaging guest speakers and documentary presentations, participates in community service events, and supports other programs hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Gilliam Center for Ethical Business Leadership, such as the annual JMU Challenge. We also support the Green Impact Campaign by training members to perform energy audits for local businesses and are developing thermal imaging analysis initiatives. The JMU Net Impact Hybrid Chapter is open to both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty and staff.  

Phi Chi Theta

Phi Chi Theta is a National Coeducational Professional Fraternity in business and economics. Our mission is to provide an opportunity to develop and practice those professional leadership skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the business community; provide a local and national network to share resources, ideas and concepts; instill in its membership those values, codes and creeds which will enable participation in a rapidly changing world; and enable members to develop the business astuteness necessary to achieve high esteem and success in their chosen fields.

Pi Sigma Epsilon

Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national, co-ed, professional fraternity in marketing, sales management and selling. PSE is open to all major because we believe that everyone can benefit from learning the essential tips and tricks to help market themselves to achieve success. PSE offers its members both professional and service opportunities, including resume workshops and mock interviews, and hosts many professional speakers. 

Society of Entrepreneurs

The JMU Society of Entrepreneurs brings James Madison University entrepreneurially minded students together. In the organization we educate each other and the JMU community on topics of interest, support each other with new ventures, and reach out to entrepreneurs in the community to help them and learn from them. The society also hosts speakers and events to educate the JMU community about different topics based around entrepreneurship. The club was launched in 2011 and became a recognized organization by JMU in spring of 2012.  To be a part of regularly scheduled meetings, students must apply, be interviewed, and accepted into the organization. After going through a process to learn the fundamentals of startups, they will become an official member of the society.

Click here to download the application. Admittance is on a rolling basis so anyone can apply and any point throughout the year.

If you have questions or would like more information, please email

Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management is the JMU student chapter of the national organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the human resource profession around the world. As a student chapter of an organization of almost 200,000 HR professionals, our purpose is to prepare our members for a career in HR management. Through the help of Shenandoah Valley SHRM, our sponsoring professional chapter, we provide our members with insight into the real world of human resources management through workshops, seminars and speakers.

Students in Free Enterprise

Students in Free Enterprise is an international, nonprofit organization for business and non-business majors. SIFE encourages university students to make a difference in their own communities, while learning to become socially responsible business leaders. Members brainstorm project and fundraising ideas that will be implemented within the local community with the overall mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. The team's ultimate goal is to present one or several of its projects at the annual regional competition.