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Getting involved beyond the classroom can add new dimensions to your learning experiences, providing opportunities for leadership and environments to network with professionals in your field. And of course, a student club, honor society or business fraternity can be a fun way to meet new friends with shared interests.

Alpha Kappa Psi

Type: Business Fraternity

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.

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

Advisor: Katrina Spickler (spicklkm@jmu.edu, 568-3278)

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Epsilon Nu Tau

Type: Business Fraternity

Epsilon Nu Tau is one of five business fraternities that JMU has to offer.  The Kappa chapter of Epsilon Nu Tau (ENT) was founded in the Spring of 2016.  The fraternity is Co-Ed and rush is open to all majors.  Through holding professional and philanthropic events, ENT encourages its members to pursue entrepreneurial passions while making a positive impact in the Harrisonburg community.

Advisor: Kathleen Overfield-Zook (overfikl@jmu.edu)

To learn more about Epsilon Nu Tau, visit their BeInvolved Page.

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Phi Gamma Nu

Type: Business Fraternity

Phi Gamma Nu is one of the oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternities in the world. The Epsilon Iota chapter of Phi Gamma Nu (PGN) was founded in the spring of 2020 here at James Madison University. Being open to all majors, PGN cultivates professional excellence through its three main pillars: Professional, Social, and Philanthropy. PGN provides its members with various professional business and service events such as resume workshops, practice business proposals, mock interviews, etiquette dinners, and community outreaches.

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

Advisor: Colleen Waller (wallercp@jmu.edu

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Pi Chi Theta

Type: Business Fraternity

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.

Advisor: Mark Graham (grahamma@jmu.edu, 568-3277)

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)

Type: Business Fraternity

Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national, co-ed, professional fraternity in marketing, sales management and selling. PSE is open to students in all majors. We believe that everyone can benefit from the development of marketing and sales skills to achieve success in their careers. PSE offers its members both professional and service activities, including resume workshops, mock interviews and presentations by business leaders. At regional and national conferences, PSE provides opportunities to gain recognition through competitions, seek internships, and to develop a professional network.

Advisor: Amy Strunk (strunkal@jmu.edu)

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Beta Gamma Sigma

Type: Honor Society

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 M.S. in accounting program who rank in the top 20% of their class.  

To learn more, visit their website.

Advisor: Molly G. Brown, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs (brownmg@jmu.edu568-1697)

Delta Mu Sigma

Type: Honor Society

In 2018, Digital Marketing students at James Madison University founded the first honor society dedicated to the commitment of growth, innovation, and integrity of digital, direct, and database marketing scholarship and practice. Students may apply for membership to Delta Mu Sigma with the recommendation of a professor and at least Sophomore status and one of the following: 1) a 3.2 overall GPA and at least 57 hours completed, or 2) a 3.0 overall GPA with a 3.4 GPA in marketing and a minimum of nine marketing hours completed. Sophomores and Juniors who are accepted are required to provide eight hours of service to the organization per semester. The leadership of Delta Mu Sigma is working on an expansion plan to start chapters at other universities. This expansion is student-led and provides opportunities for leadership and in developing digital marketing skills.

To learn more, visit their website.

Advisor: Janna Parker (parke4jm@jmu.edu)

Mu Kappa Tau

Type: Honor Society

Mu Kappa Tau National Marketing Honor Society (MKT), the only marketing honor society recognized by the Association of Collegiate Honor Societies (ACHS), is open by invitation only to students who achieve the highest academic standards, including a 3.25 or higher GPA. Juniors must rank in the top 10 percent of their class of marketing majors to qualify for admission, while seniors and graduate students majoring in marketing must rank in the top 20 percent of their fellow marketing majors. 

Advisor: Bill Faranda (farandwt@jmu.edu)

Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE), Beta Upsilon Chapter

Type: Honor Society

Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE) is a national honorary and professional management organization for students planning careers in the management field.  SIE encourages and recognizes academic achievement and scholarship in management while promoting collaboration between the academic and practical aspects of management. Our activities include hosting and participating in Department of Management events, networking opportunities with management professionals and presentations by business leaders.

Qualifications for membership include a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and demonstrate an interest in the management field. Students interested in joining SIE also must have completed at least one year (30 hours) at JMU, and completed at least one management with a grade of “B” or better.

Advisor: Dr. Sergiy Dmytriyev (dmytrisx@jmu.edu)

American Marketing Association

Type: Club

The American Marketing Association at James Madison University is a Top 15 Chapter of the AMA (out of 400+ chapters). Founded in 1982, the JMU chapter of AMA is a student-run, nonprofit organization with the purpose of providing members with the knowledge, skills, opportunities, and connections to be the best marketing professionals possible in their future careers. AMA strives to create opportunities to learn and implement marketing principles through professional speakers, a consulting division, competitions, fundraisers, and preparation for the AMA’s International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. All majors are welcome!

Advisor: Bob McMillen (mcmillrm@jmu.edu, 540-830-7070)

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM)

Type: Club

Association of Supply Chain Management (formerly APICS) is the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that foster supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience.

The organization holds student competitions to promote education and interest in the supply chain management profession.

Students have opportunities to compete in national competitions, participate in company visits, and connect with professional members working in the supply chain field.

Advisors: Dr. Bill Ritchie (ritchiwj@jmu.edu)

Association for Information Systems

Type: Club

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. It promotes the advancement of knowledge and excellence in the practice and study of information systems.

We offer educational programs that will bring together your technical expertise and business skills, while keeping you up-to-date on industry trends. As an AIS member, you will develop your professional skills and leadership abilities while building lifelong connections with people who have similar career goals.

For more information visit their BeInvolved page, or visit their website.

Advisor: Shawn Lough (loughsr@jmu.edu)

DECA

Type: Club

Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork.  DECA prepares students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences.  Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.  DECA students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competitions, and professional networking.

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

Advisor: Lindsay King (king4lm@jmu.edu)

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Financial Management Association

Type: Club

A global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision-making, the FMA is an international professional organization of financial executives, analysts, professors and students. In 2021, the JMU chapter celebrated its seventh consecutive year of being designated a Superior Chapter, an award given to less than 10% of chapters worldwide.

As a member of FMA, you’ll learn about internship and job opportunities and participate in activities that promote professional and leadership development. We offer numerous activities including lectures by business professionals, fundraising and community service activities, and opportunities to network with other faculty, alumni and students in field of business finance. 

Advisor: Ron Rubin (rubinrj@jmu.edu)

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

Global Commerce Club

Type: Club

The Global Commerce 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.

Advisor: Bud Clarke (clarkeix@jmu.edu)

To learn more about the Global Commerce Club, visit their website: https://gccjmu.wordpress.com/

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JMU Society of Real Estate

Type: Club

The JMU Society of Real Estate (SRE) is a student-led, professional business organization. SRE works closely with the college of business, numerous real estate firms, and other experienced professionals to educate our members on the many facets of the real estate industry, including but not limited to real estate investment, development, and management. This is done by hosting firm-specific speaker events, career-panel events, and participating in case studies. SRE also helps plan the annual "Real Estate Symposium" at James Madison University, an event that connects JMU students to alumni to foster career and Industry related discussions.

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

Advisor: Chris Roeder, roedercc@jmu.edu

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Madison Economics Club

Type: 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.

Advisor: Phil Heap (heapps@jmu.edu)

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Madison Investment Fund

Type: Club

The Madison Investment Fund is a student-run equity investment fund that manages a portion of the JMU endowment. The Fund focuses on providing students with a real-world, professional forum to learn the fundamentals of investments and basics of financial theory while fulfilling the fiduciary duties associated with diligent portfolio management.  Seminars are offered for members and the JMU community covering financial theory and application, current events and professional development.

Advisor: Elias Semaan (semaanej@jmu.edu)

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

Madison Venture Group

Type: Club

Madison Venture Group is James Madison University’s venture capital club.  The members take part in experiential learning by working on projects with Venture Capital firms and also do internal projects and presentations.

Advisor: Ron Rubin (rubinrj@jmu.edu)

For more information visit their website.

Professional Sales Club

Type: Club

The JMU Professional Sales Club was established to develop skills and knowledge in sales, advance careers, and broaden networks through interactions with leading businesses and professionals. As an organization, we want to help all students that are interested in sales and give them the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in a professional sales role. The JMU Professional Sales Club hosts many events including; resume workshops, corporate presentations and gatherings, LinkedIn tutorials, networking opportunities, and job/internship fairs. We want to teach our members about the world of sales and the proper techniques to be a successful salesperson. We want to motivate them to have the mindset that they can become successful salespeople and enjoy what they do.

Advisor: Andy Wood (wood3ja@jmu.edu)

For more information email us at jmupsc@gmail.com or visit their BeInvolved page.

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scratch pad.

Type: Club

Also known as JMU Ad Club, scratch pad. is JMU’s only student run advertising agency. We are a student chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 advertising professionals. Each year, scratch pad. competes in AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), creating campaigns for real-world clients like Ocean Spray, Adobe, Pizza Hut, and Snapple. We offer opportunities to gain industry knowledge, network, build experience, and grow professionally. 

Advisor: Canessa Collins (collincn@jmu.edu)

To learn more please visit their website, follow them on Instagram, or email scratchpadjmu@gmail.com.

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Type: Club

SHRM provides students interested in a career in human resource management the opportunity to develop and explore their career interest outside of the classroom. Presentations by human resource professionals on cutting edge issues and practices. SHRM offers a variety of activities, including:

  • Company tours to see HRM practices in operation
  • Workshops on key HRM topics
  • Shadow Days with local professionals
  • Internships
  • Social events with peers and business professionals
  • Resume and interview preparation and critique with practicing professionals

Advisor: Angela Heavey (heaveyal@jmu.edu) and Ruairi Walsh (walshrr@jmu.edu)

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Women in Business

Type: Club

Women in Business is focused on connecting JMU female students interested in a career in business.  Our goal is to foster an encouraging environment and strong network for these students, with an emphasis on the development of business leadership and networking skills.

To learn more, visit their BeInvolved page, or email them at jmuwomeninbusiness@gmail.com.

Advisor: Hui Sono (sonohh@jmu.edu)

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Women in Technology (WIT)

Type: Club

We are a group of faculty and students interested sharing a common interest in computing and technology. We do not restrict participants to any one discipline but are dedicated to promoting and supporting women in technology. Our members are drawn from Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Integrated Science and Technology, and Engineering, but other majors and interests are welcome. Activities range from invited speakers and touring local companies to playing with ALICE or in Second Life to bowling, hiking and the corn maze. Our service project will be working with local schools to increase interest in technology at the intermediate and high school levels.

Advisor: Dr. Dee Wiekle (weikleda@jmu.edu)

You can also visit their BeInvolved page.

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