Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic honors fraternity for accounting, financial, and information systems professionals. Events hosted throughout the year includes professional presentations, an internship panel, and an initiation ceremony. Beta Alpha Psi also participates in a variety of social and service activities. Corporate recruiters realize the significance and benefit of Beta Alpha Psi and pursue active members for employment opportunities. Membership requires students to have a declared major in accounting, finance or information systems, completed a minimum of 60 hours, including at least one upper-level major course, and have both a cumulative and major grade point average of 3.0/4.0. Students are eligible for pledge status after completing 30 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
For more information please contact: Madison Bandy, President
The Business Information Systems (BIS) Club consists of business students interested in enhancing their technological skills and preparing for future careers in the BIS field. The BIS club regularly conducts meetings, hosts professional events and participates in community and fundraising activities. This club has always had a great turnout of professionals at their events. An annual banquet is held where faculty and professionals gather to meet and discuss BIS issues with students. Great networking and leadership opportunities are available.
For more information please contact: Luke Jasper, President
In December 1969, nine African-Americans met in New York City to discuss the unique challenges and limited opportunities they faced in the accounting profession. In that year, there were only 136 African-American Certified Public Accountants (CPA's) out of a total of 100,000 in the United States. This group wanted to establish an organization to address the concerns of minorities entering the accounting profession and to make a commitment to professional and academic excellence. The mission of NABA, Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.
The Association shall unite through membership accountants, finance and business related professionals and students who have similar interests and ideals, are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the accounting, finance and business related professions.
For more information please contact: Joseph Young, President
The mission of the Student Accounting Society is to provide our members with a social environment which enhances their professional and personal skills. We promote involvement from all academic disciplines and other opportunities to develop leadership and communication abilities through networking and peer relationships. Introducing students to community involvement, different career paths, and teamwork, we continually give our members the opportunity for growth. Above all, we encourage our members to enjoy their college experience.
For more information please contact Michaela Spreier, President.
Alpha Kappa Psi stands as the oldest and largest professional business fraternity in the nation. Founded in 1904, Alpha Kappa Psi has developed more than 250,000 men and women worldwide. We have active chapters at more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Our alumni include former U.S. Presidents Nixon and Reagan, U.S. congressmen, plus founders and executives of many Fortune 500 companies like State Farm chairman and CEO, Edward Rust Jr.
As our vision states, Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. Alpha Kappa Psi provides outstanding leadership opportunities and the model environment for the development of young professionals committed to the field of business. This opportunity helps students to share ideas and practice business skills in a structured setting that will directly benefit their communities.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the national scholastic honor society in the field of business administration recognized by AACSB International -– The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. A formal induction ceremony is held each spring to recognize the scholastic achievements of individual students. To be eligible for membership, students' academic rankings must place them in the upper 10 percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class, or upper 20 percent of the graduate/master class. The ISU Chapter was named an exemplary chapter in 2006 and 2007.
For more information please contact: Marrisa Hutchinson, President
Since the mid-1970's the College of Business at Illinois State University has annually sponsored Business Week. It brings corporate and industry leaders to campus to speak on important issues, trends, and developments that affect American Business. The goal of Business Week is to help students better understand the skills they will need for success in a dynamic and constantly changing business environment.
For more information please contact: Brett Gilbert, Vice President
Christian Business Leaders is a recognized student organization at Illinois State University. The organization was founded in 2015 by a group of students who wanted to foster a Christ centered organization that encourages service through Christ and leadership in business. The purpose of Christian Business Leaders is to provide Illinois State students a place to gather to express their beliefs with other like minded students and develop professionally and spiritually. CBL gives the opportunity to network with Christian business professionals and grow in their faith.
For more information please contact: Brian Loiacono at Bloiac2@ilstu.edu
Delta Sigma Pi (Co-ed Professional Business Fraternity)
Delta Sigma Pi is a coed professional business fraternity that provides extensive professional, community service, fundraising, and social programs. Students have the opportunity to obtain a great reputation with the community, campus and professional industry, while making some of the greatest friends one will ever have. DSP believes in success and continued education. This is a highly involved and very interactive organization. All business and economic majors that have at least 3 semesters remaining and at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible for membership. Delta Sigma Pi was named the 2005-2006 ISU Student Organization of the Year.
For more information please contact: Ethan Witting President
Phi Beta Lambda provides opportunities for postsecondary students to develop vocational competencies for business and office occupations and business teacher education. Phi Beta Lambda promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility, while fostering leadership and professionalism.
For more information please contact: Sarah Wilcox, President
Phi Gamma Nu is a coed professional business fraternity that strives to promote its three pillars: professional, philanthropy, and social. The Delta Chi Chapter was founded on April of 2014 making it the newest business fraternity on campus. We aim for excellence and the need to enhance our professional development through resume critiques, mock interviews, and networking with surrounding companies and alumni. Phi Gamma Nu believes in the civic responsibility to organize and participate in community outreach, volunteering, and raising money for local charities. We also emphasize on the importance of brotherhood within our chapter by encouraging leadership and forming lifelong bonds with one another.
Phi Gamma Nu prides ourselves as a diverse membership by accepting all majors. To rush Phi Gamma Nu in the Fall or Spring, students must at least 3 semesters remaining and at least 2.65 GPA. For more information please visit our website http://pgndeltachi.com/ or contact Alec Winter, President
Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national, professional fraternal organization in sales, marketing, and management in the United States. The Delta Omega chapter of Illinois State was chartered on April 11, 1992. Here on campus, we have 80+ members and are rated one of the top chapters in the nation every year. We participate in multiple projects locally dealing with marketing, community service, professional development, among other areas. We provide business experience with mock interviews, resume critiques and much more. Also, we hold numerous social activities to form bonds among our members with similar interests.
We are open to all majors and hold interviews at the beginning of every semester. For more information please contact PSE.ISU.President@gmail.com for more information.
Women in Business focuses on empowering women to achieve their potential in the business world. We are a group of women at Illinois State University that drive professional and personal development, specifically through understanding and proactively preparing for the current trends and attitudes faced in the workplace.
Women in Business accepts all majors but emphasizes on helping women understand how to use their seat at the table. If you are interested in joining please reach out to our Vice President of Membership Ellen Marr at email@example.com or visit our website www.womeninbusinessisu.com for more information.