Make the Difference with James Madison University students and faculty.  

Look at the numerous ways to engage with the College of Business and the Hart School of Sport and Recreation Management, and choose which options are of most interest to you. Possibilities range in time and financial commitment and any connection is welcome.

Interviews with Hart School Alumni:

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Give Your Time and Energy

If you’re interested in becoming involved with the Hart School and our students in any of the below ways, please contact Jen Nelson, the Hart School’s Experiential Learning Coordinator, at

Mentoring Programs

The Hart School Advisory Council and the Office of Experiential Learning both have mentoring programs if you would like to work one on one with students.  You can read more on the pages for the Hart School Advisory Council and Experiential Learning.

Guest Speaking

Five student organizations are closely affiliated with the Hart School, and many welcome guest speakers to share advice and wisdom about the industry.  Review the list of student organizations.


Hire students that assimilate to the professional environment and accelerate in their careers quickly. 

Inquire with the Career and Academic Planning office.

Provide a financial contribution to the department, the college, or the university.

Your gift can be to the general fund of the University or the College. You can also specify specific funds, based on the account number.  The specific accounts for the Hart School are:

Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management Fund

Gifts are to be used at the discretion of the Director of The Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management.

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Hospitality Management Fund

Help hospitality students by growing progressive, challenging programs that fuse business, technology and analysis.


Sport and Recreation Management Fund

Foster student understanding of hospitality, sport and recreation industries and preparation for successful careers.


Adapted Sport Fund

Supporting sport opportunities for people with disabilities at the community and JMU level.


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