Student Organizations

Student Organizations

For more detailed information on College of Business student organizations and to learn how you can get involved, visit Lamar University's OrgSync page.

Student Organizations

Association for Information Systems Student Chapter of Lamar University (AIS)

This is a Student Chapter of the National Association for Information Systems. Our objectives are to:

  1. Encourage the pursuit of information systems excellence within LU,
  2. Offer information systems career and technology information to our members, and
  3. Provide networking opportunities to those interested in information systems.

American Marketing Association (AMA)

American Marketing Association is a national organization that acknowledges the growth of people in the business field. By offering a plethora of opportunities and offers, the AMA is the largest marketing association that helps not only new students, but also anyone looking to improve his or her future.

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, Lamar Chapter (ALPFA)

As part of the largest Latino association for business professionals, we are dedicated to developing relationships and providing genuine opportunities for Latinos in order to build leadership and career skills. We commit ourselves to honesty, integrity, and the highest professional and ethical standards while enhancing the professional and personal growth of our members.

Beta Alpha Psi - International Honor Organization for Financial Information Students (Beta Alpha Psi)

Accounting majors' honor society.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Business students' international honor society.

Construction Management Student Association (CMSA)

CMSA's purpose is to promote awareness of the Construction Management program at Lamar, to provide for the professional development of our members, and to offer a social outlet for CM students.

Finance Association (Finance Association)

The Finance Association encompasses both the local chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and the FMA National Honorary Society, and we have regularly been recognized as a Superior Chapter of FMA International. We are a registered student organization. Our members usually wish to pursue careers in finance, but some simply have an interest in finance and want to learn more about it. Many of our meetings feature a guest speaker, someone who has excelled and become a leader in the field, and is willing to share the secrets of his or her success.

We welcome all undergraduate and MBA students. For new members, local chapter dues are $25, payable by check to the Finance Association or in cash. National Honor Society dues are separate and are paid to the FMA. Our meetings are held first and third Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 pm in Galloway 242 (College of Business building). For a full list of meetings and events, check our calendar located in the display case on the first floor of Galloway, our Facebook page, or OrgSync.

Financial Management Association International Honor Society (FMA National Honor Society)

Founded over 50 years ago, the FMA National Honor Society recognizes scholastic achievement through the induction of students who have demonstrated superior scholarship. Individuals accepted for membership in the Honor Society have the distinction of belonging to the only international honor society that specifically recognizes the achievement of finance majors. As such, it serves to acknowledge their educational achievements in the areas of financial economics and decision making. The requirements for undergraduate membership are an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in at least six hours of finance-related course work. The requirements are similar for graduate students, except that the benchmark for both GPAs is 3.50.

Business Society

The Business Society is an organization that aims to expand a student’s network and broaden his or her knowledge of the professional world. Juniors and seniors receive an advisor. This advisor holds high status in the local business community and guides the student in his or her career goals and community involvement. Freshmen and sophomores receive upperclassmen mentors. These upperclassmen will assist underclassmen with transitioning seamlessly into Lamar University and the College of Business. All college students will have the opportunity to be involved in the sharing of business knowledge with current high school and middle school students. 

Lamar Advertising Federation (Lamar AdFed)

The Lamar Advertising Federation, (AdFed) is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation, a professional organization with clubs throughout the United States. The club is primarily composed of students from the department of Communication, graphic design majors from the Art Department, and marketing majors from the School of Business, though all majors are welcome to join. Throughout the academic year, AdFed students attend a variety of AAF student conferences across the nation. The pinnacle of the year is the National Student Advertising Competition, in which AdFed competes with teams from around to the nation to create a fully integrated marketing and advertising campaign for a real world client. Past clients include Coca-Cola, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo!, StateFarm Insurance, and Nissan. These valuable experiences give members an opportunity to network with advertising and marketing professionals and to make their names known among those agencies that may be hiring interns and new professionals. Many graduates of the AdFed have gone on to jobs in agencies, while others have found the club to be invaluable in providing insight and understanding into the many ways in which professional communication is employed in modern society. Visit Lamar AdFed on Facebook.

LU Society for Human Resource Management (Society for Human Resource Management)

To promote service to the university and the community at large. To provide for the professional development of our membership, and to offer a social outlet to all those interested in the Society for Human Resource Management.

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

The Lamar University Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Information Technology and other related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 people of color in these fields, NABA, Inc. advances people, advances careers, and advances the mission by providing education, resources and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb. This is made possible, in part, through the support of our corporate partners and the strength of our volunteer network.

Student Advisory Council to the Dean (SAC)

The Student Advisory Council to the Dean of the College of Business consists of a group of business students who want to actively promote and improve the College of Business. The purpose of the organization is to offer a gateway for the students and the Dean to communicate as well as to provide for the professional development of skilled business leaders of tomorrow. To contact, email lucobsac@yahoo.com.