The student chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at MSU is an affliate of the national SHRM organization. As aspiring human resources professionals, we host panels of local HR professionals and speakers on a variety of topics. If you’re an HR major, an HR minor, or an Industrial Organizational Psychology major, you can benefit from membership in SHRM.
Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) is a professional business fraternity where membership is reserved exclusively for business majors. Our goal is to promote our members’ personal and professional development and to build a Brotherhood that will last a lifetime. There are over 300 collegiate chapters nationwide with nearly 255,000 initiates since inception. Delta Sigma Pi is a great opportunity to meet new people and most importantly, make business connections. Several Fraternity members can credit their job or internship to knowing a Delta Sigma Pi active or alumni member. The Missouri State University chapter, Kappa Omicron, was created on November 21, 1981. We currently have 127 active members and are growing every semester.
Delta Sigma Pi is focused on building a strong group of brothers who are prepared for the career world. We invite professionals and entrepreneurs from various areas of business to speak at our meetings to enrich our experience in DSP. In addition to professional development, community service and public affairs involvement is very important to our chapter. We take part in several philanthropic causes such as Children’s Miracle Network, Relay for Life, and Operation Gratitude. Each semester, our chapter attends regional and provincial leadership conferences with other chapters from across the country. The national Fraternity also recognizes outstanding members with scholarships. For those interested in joining, new member recruitment is at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
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The MSU Student Dietetic Association (SDA) brings together students upholding interest in dietetics, nutrition, and wellness issues. SDA provides leadership building opportunities, builds partners in the community, and provides support through the educational journey. We offer insight into all different types of Dietetic careers and work hands on in these career paths preparing future health care providers.
SDA has been expanding for the past few years. We have meetings once a month with guest speakers that explain how we can expand our knowledge and involvement into the health world in the Springfield community. We offer community service work and fun member engaging activities every month. This past academic year SDA has served alongside the Healthy Living Alliance, Victory Mission, ConVoy of Hope, Crosslines, Hy-Vee, and several more. We have also held park picnics, running events and Zumba dances. We are fully committed to making the best out of the dietetic journey in academic success, engaging in the community, and having a blast. Join SDA today and for the rest of your future journey at MSU.
The Entertainment Management Association (EMA) exists to benefit all students interested in the business of sports, events, music and venues. It’s open to both Entertainment Management (EM) majors, and non-EM majors. We strive to provide students with hands-on experience and professional opportunities within the industry through volunteer work in the community, fundraising events, and educational experiences. With over 80 members, the Entertainment Management Association is the largest student organization in the College of Business and continues to grow each semester. Every year our members volunteer at the Super Bowl to help with game day events, operations and VIP gatherings, providing invaluable experiences and networking opportunities. Students members also volunteer at the annual Pollstar Music Conference and Award Show held in Los Angeles or Nashville, and meet some of the movers and shakers in the touring industry. For those students with an interest in events, EMA members attend luncheons and conferences hosted by Meeting Professionals International. EMA members also have the opportunity to earn scholarships to attend the annual conference and trade show of International Association of Venue Managers. EMA meets about every other week during the semester to host guest speakers, tour sport and entertainment venues, and enjoy each other. For students interested in creating “wow” experiences, EMA is the place to be. Find more at www.theEMlife.com .
Gamma Sigma Sigma is a co-ed organization committed to service to humanity. Gamma Sigma Sigma’s goal embraces the ideals of friendship and equality. You will find that the sorority will mature and change you, offering challenges and opportunities that will help you realize your maximum potential. The purpose of Gamma Sigma Sigma is to assemble college and university students in the spirit of service to humanity and to develop friendships among all races and creeds.
Opal agency is an on campus, student-run advertising agency. We are a service organization that uses its members’ skills to raise awareness of global issues and help local, small businesses and non-profit organizations. As Missouri State’s first and only student-run advertising agency, Opal is determined to set the bar high for its members. Opal agency values and promotes students with diverse backgrounds and majors. The agency provides members with real-world, internship-like experience that gives them a competitive advantage when looking for a potential internship or a future job. Major global issues are one of Opal’s priorities for the 2013-2014 academic school year. For this next coming year, Opal is focusing on spreading awareness of Fair Trade and helping to fight the negative perception Africa has received in today’s society.
If you are interested in applying for a position, or if you want to know more about Opal as an organization, please visit Opal’s website. Be sure to follow Opal on Twitter and connect with them on Facebook
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. was found Jan. 9th 1914 at Howard University in Washington DC. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service, the three principles of the fraternity. The Rho Chi chapter was founded at Missouri State University Nov. 22nd 1989 by 5 men Rolando Greene, Chris Clay, Curtis Jones, Lee Campbell, and Shandol Moss. Since then the Rho Chi chapter has excelled in community service in the Springfield area. Each year the chapter hosts Sigma Week, typically hosted during the week the chapter was founded. Sigma Week is a way for the chapter to give back to Missouri State by hosting an event everyday for that week.