Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. The Delta Xi Chapter was established at Texas Southern University in 1975 for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. To achieve this purpose or objective, Beta Alpha Psi fosters the following: the promotion of the study and practice of accounting; the provision of opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing accountants; and the encouragement of a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities. The minimum scholastic requirement for juniors and seniors to be members is a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in accounting courses. Also, students must have completed Accounting 231, 232 and 331 for admission.
The National Association of Black Accountants is a national organization of accounting students. Its primary purpose is to promote professional development in accounting, to encourage and help members of minority groups enter the accounting profession, and to provide assistance in developing accounting education for members of minority groups. The student chapter at Texas Southern University was organized in 1975, and membership is open to all students majoring in accounting or those who have expressed a desire to enter the accounting profession.
Business Administration Organizations
The Student Business Leadership Organization (SBLO) was formed in Fall 2000 by Marcus Winder (former student). The purpose of the organization is to develop Texas Southern University business students into community and corporate leaders by refining their skills and talents. We have engaged in community service projects, such as the American Breast Cancer Walkathon, a Coat Drive, and a Sexual Assault Awareness Program. We also host professional development seminars, which cover Human Resource, Money Management, Franchising & Management, Networking, Leadership, Financial Planning and much more.
For information about joining SBLO, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) plans and executes activities designed to reinforce the theoretical base provided in the classroom with knowledge and insights gained through real-world exposure in the field of finance. This organization further serves as a forum for social and other extra-curricular activities designed to enrich the academic experience of finance majors.
The American Marketing Association, which has a chapter at Texas Southern University, is a national organization that serves to instill a desire in students to develop excellence in marketing and to provide them access to the manifold professional enrichment activities provided by the national organization.
The Entrepreneurial Club is the newest addition to the School of Business student organizations. This club is designed to encourage entrepreneurship for its members and the student body through a series of events and meetings geared towards owning and operating a small business.
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the governing body for master of business administration students. This organization conducts social and developmental activities to enhance the educational experience of graduate students. Along with these activities, GSA presents an annual professional development and leadership conference open to all students in an effort to prepare them for success in the corporate atmosphere.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a global, non-profit organization that is literally changing the world through highly dedicated student teams on more than 1500 university campuses in 37 countries. SIFE offers students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process. Guided by distinguished faculty advisors and supported by businesses around the globe, SIFE teams teach important concepts through educational outreach projects, including market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, and business ethics to better themselves, their communities and their countries. Each year, SIFE competitions are held worldwide, drawing together thousands of students and business leaders to pay tribute to these extraordinary educational outreach projects.
The SIFE team at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business represented Texas Southern University at the SIFE Regional Competition in Dallas, TX during the 2004 spring semester. Competing for the second time, the team delivered a compelling presentation that captured spectators and overwhelmed judges. Under the direction of faculty advisorDr. Johnnie Williams, and staff advisor, Ms. Rosalyn Wilson, the team of achievers returned home as the Regional Champions. Competing team members included Tarun Adams, Leigh J. Britton (team captain), Lizette Castano, Brandi Cummings, Branden Gleason, Vennita Harris, Major Land, Natasha Osborne, Eddie Simmons, Alba Tavira, and Irvin Williams. Others members included Delecia Aytch, Cyreeta Curbeam, Shelya Dockery, Ramon Edison, Alfred Hughes, Kela Jefferson, Michael McGaskey, Zelda Morgan, Garblah Paige, Michelle Southers, Athena Williams, and Taleathia Willingham.
For information about joining SIFE, e-mail us at TSUSIFE@yahoo.com