Get Involved in Student Organizations

While academics are important, there’s a lot more to college than going to class. Want more to your college experience? Get involved in academic-based student organizations, which give you the opportunity to make friends, develop organizational and leadership skills, make professional connections and make a difference in the campus and community.


Marketing Management Association (An Affiliate of Collegiate DECA and PBL) - Fort Hays State University Marketing Management Association is one of the many student organizations on campus.  These students participate in many activities on-campus and off-campus that allow them to further develop skills necessary for a successful future in business.  Activities range from fundraisers to philanthropy and community service to International competition.  As members of Marketing Management Association, these students compete in Collegiate DECA, the sister organization of high-school DECA.  Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management through co-curricular programs that integrate classroom experiences, application of learning, and building members professional network.  Members compete against other college students around the world in a wide variety of business related events at the International Career Development Conference. For more information please contact Mr. Scott Jones, faculty advisor, through email at or phone at 785-628-4040. 


Business Education Club (Pi Omega Pi)  - Pi Omega Pi  is the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society, which promotes scholarship and service in the area of business education. FHSU’s chapter is sponsored by Mr. Scott Jones.


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - The Society for Human Resource Management is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM provides resources, global best practices, and a network of valuable contacts to more than 250,000 members in over 157 countries. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR professions. SHRM has more than 575 affiliate chapters both in the United States and abroad, which provide additional programming and networking opportunities in the local area.

 The local SHRM student chapter at FHSU was officially chartered in April 2014. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm.  This is a great organization if you are interested in human resources, business management, training, and organizational development.  For more information please contact Dr. LeAnn Brown, faculty advisor, through email at or phone at 785-628-5343.


Beyond activities found in McCartney Hall, home of the Management and Marketing Department, consider getting involved in one of the 100+ campus-wide organizations, such as Tigers in Service or the Student Government Association. For more information about student organizations at FHSU, check out the Center for Student Involvement web site.

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