Student Clubs

Joining a student club or organization is a great way to interact with fellow students and gain important leadership experiences. Additionally, employers look for involvement in student organizations when hiring graduates. The KU School of Business has a broad range of organizations to fit students’ interests and career goals.

Undergraduate Business Council

The Undergraduate Business Council (UBC) is a dynamic student government organization driven to improve student life by fostering a more complete co-curricular experience for KU School of Business students. The UBC supports all recognized School of Business clubs, and organizes community-building social traditions and initiatives. The UBC is also responsible for student appointments to various School of Business committees, professional development programs and activities, and speaker committees. The UBC strives to involve a wide range of undergraduate Business students, and includes both representatives nominated by School of Business student organizations as well as class representatives or members at large. Communication takes place between the executive team and representatives via general assembly meetings, committee workshops, and social initiatives. You can connect with UBC on Facebook, Twitter and email or check out our website at theubc.weebly.com.
Faculty Advisor:
Kelvie Crabb
kacrabb@ku.edu


President:
Javon Shackelford
jshackelford@ku.edu

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest professional business fraternity in the nation, devoted to shaping its members into principled business leaders. Members have the opportunity to network with students and employers; to enhance interpersonal and leadership skills; and to organize and participate in community events. Membership is open to all pre-business and business students. akpsi@ku.edu.
Faculty Advisor:
Marci Feiden
(785) 864-3733
mfeiden@ku.edu

President:
Krutarth Gohel
kgohel@ku.edu

KU Tax Club

KU Tax Club (KUTC) was established to introduce students to opportunities career opportunities related to tax such as public accounting, law, and public service. Members network with students, alumni and employers at club meetings and socials. Members also participate in community service projects such as Boys and Girls Club "Round-up," VITA tax assistance clinics, and service learning projects.
Faculty Advisor:
Allen Ford
E-mail: kutaxclub@gmail.com

American Business Women's Association (ABWA)

The American Business Women's Association was established to help promote the advancement of women in business. The organization brings together students interested in business, although members may be from any major, and may be either male or female. The KU chapter of ABWA offers guest speakers, community service, group activities, and affiliation with the national ABWA organization. Membership in ABWA provides opportunities for personal growth, leadership, networking, education, and service. kuabwa@yahoo.com, View our Facebook group.
Faculty Advisor:
Alicia Green
(785) 864-7553

President:
Jamie Caudill

AIESEC: International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management

AIESEC is a worldwide association that has been increasing international understanding since 1948. The organization operates in more than 78 countries and more than 750 universities worldwide. AIESEC'S main method of fulfilling its mission is an international internship exchange program. AIESEC accepts all students, regardless of major or year. (Early membership is encouraged.)
Faculty Advisor:
Melissa Birch
(785)864-7571
E-mail: aiesecks@gmail.com
Website: http://www.aiesecus.org

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. The Lambda Alpha Chapter draws strong support from faculty and professional firms and provides extra-curricular activities of interest to dedicated accounting students at the University of Kansas. The objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes: 

  • promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems
  • providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals
  • and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility 
Faculty Advisor:
Alee Phillips
(785)864-3948
aphillips@ku.edu

President:
Alex Morlang
Website
Email: bapku@ku.edu

Beta Gamma Sigma (Top 10% of junior and 10% of senior class)

Beta Gamma Sigma is the national scholastic honor society in business. Juniors, seniors and graduate students in business are elected to membership. Selection is based on outstanding scholastic achievement.
Advisor:
Jide Wintoki
(785) 864-7515
Email: jwintoki@ku.edu

President:
Michael Virgo
Email: mvirgo@ku.edu
Webiste: www.betagammasigma.org

Business Early Admit Council

The Business Early Admit Council (BEAC) is an advisory and mentoring group established to provide enrichment programs and to assist Freshman student transition into KU Business School. The group will work to get these new students oriented to college life, while also offering enrichment activities on campus, within the community, and within industry.
Advisor:
Cathy Curless
(785) 864-7505
Email: ccurless@ku.edu

President:
Austin Lear
Email: amlear@ku.edu

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity whose main goal is to help prepare pre-business, business administration and accounting majors for careers in the business world. Members participate in fund raising, community service and professional activities.
General Email: iotadeltasig@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.ku.edu/~deltasig/

Entrepreneurship Club

Through its wide range of speakers, projects, special events, and networking opportunities, the KU Entrepreneurship Club's goal is to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset (ability to recognize new venture opportunities, amass resources, & launch a new venture) for all KU students.
Faculty Advisor:
Charlotte Tritch
(785) 864-7563
ctritch@ku.edu

President:
Devon Bull, dbull@live.com

Finance Club

The Finance Club was established to increase and promote financial literacy and to explore contemporary events, issues, and opportunities in the field of finance. The organization frequently hosts guest speakers with experience in areas such as corporate finance, investments, banking, financial consulting, etc. Members of the club gain membership to the Financial Management Association, an organization dedicated to uniting academia and financial practitioners and to enhancing the quality of financial education. The club is open to all majors.
Faculty Advisor:
Lisa Bergeron
(785) 864-7387

President:
Evan Fowler, evanfowler@ku.edu
Website: www.kufinance.com,kufinanceclub@gmail.com

Information Systems Association of KU (ISAK)

The Information Systems Association of KU strives to foster and promote leadership, creativity, and overall professional development of its members as it relates to information systems. ISAK also wishes to provide an earnest atmosphere and promote collaboration and discussion. ISAK offers several opportunities for personal leadership and provides members opportunities to network with both students and professionals. All majors welcome.
Faculty Advisor:
Greg Freix
(785) 864-7544
gfreix@ku.edu

President:
Michael Luchen
isakclub@gmail.com
Website: IS@K

Marketing Club

The KU Marketing Club welcomes you to join the Club! The purpose of the Marketing Club is to increase students’ awareness as well as involvement in marketing. We are open to all undergraduates and majors of study at the University of Kansas. Our club cultivates leadership, teamwork, and an understanding of marketing knowledge. The KU Marketing Club provides a forum for members to develop professional skills and knowledge about marketing through focus groups, guest speakers, presentations, events and networking. The KU Marketing Club is a great opportunity to meet other marketing-oriented students and to explore marketing as a career path.
Faculty Advisor:
Joyce Claterbos
(785) 864-7560

President:
Logan Brull
Lbrull03@gmail.com
Email: Jayhawkmarketingclub@gmail.com

Multicultural Business Scholars Program

Multicultural Business Scholars is a community of students and professors whose purpose is to help African-American, Hispanic-American, American Indian, and other students make a smooth transition to college. The program offers scholarships, provides mentoring, business meetings, and cultural events and meetings and provides support activities.
Faculty Advisor:
Bob Augelli
(785) 864-7524
Website: http://www2.ku.edu/~msps/business

Net Impact

Net Impact is a student organization that brings business students and professionals together to network, learn and take action on socially-responsible business issues. A primary goal of the organization is to inspire members to use their business skills for positive social impact. In order to do this, our chapter is seeking to learn from local professionals working in the field of ethics and/or corporate social responsibility. The KU chapter is one of over 120 Net Impact chapters that operate at universities worldwide. Faculty Advisor: Dee Steinle, (785) 864-7596 Website: http://netimpact.org

Rock Chalk Ethics Talk

The Rock Chalk Ethics Talk Blog was created by the International Center for Business Ethics at the University of Kansas School of Business. The intent of the blog is to allow an open forum for respectful conversation about ethical issues in business.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The KU SHRM chapter is dedicated to providing students with valuable HR as well as managerial exposure and experiences. The chapter provides a mentoring program and job shadowing opportunities where students are paired with local HR professionals and can network in a one-on-one setting. As well as having bi-weekly meetings, KU SHRM also competes in the yearly State of Kansas HR Games, has active HR professionals teach members about the HR profession, and keeps our members updated on job and internship postings, most of which are targeted to students! There are no requirements to join, all majors welcome.
Faculty Advisor:
Venkat Bendapudi
(785) 864-7864
vbendapudi@ku.edu

President:
Lisa Jackson

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is an international student organization which has the goal of "changing the world." The group focuses on community outreach and educational-based projects supporting the benefits and responsibilities of the free enterprise system. Students develop projects in the areas of (1) market economics, (2) entrepreneurship, (3) personal financial success skills, and (4) business ethics. SIFE has regional and national competitions each year to present the group's projects. The contests are judged by upper managment of the largest and most respected companies in the country, many of which are SIFE sponsors. All students, regardless of major, graduate or undergraduate are invited to participate. SIFE develops the leadership, teamwork, and communication skills that are greatly valued in competitive job markets. SIFE is a strong plus on your resume.
Faculty Advisor:
Will Katz
(785) 843-8844

President:
Brandon Kuzara
Website: http://www.sife.org

Student Senate

Business School Rep: Mike Wellems Election: April Website: www.studentsenate.ku.edu/

Supply Chain Management Club (SCM)

The School of Business SCM Club is a group open to all students interested in the pioneering field of Supply Chain Management, as well as those interested in knowing more about it. Our mission is to complement the SCM major by promoting a better understanding of the field among students through guest speakers, education about the varying and changing aspects of the field, facility tours and insights into how SCM is applied in various businesses. In addition, the SCM Club functions as a point of contact between the students, professional organizations and employers in the Supply Chain Management field.
Faculty Advisor:
Roger Woody
(785)864-7579
rwoody2@ku.edu

President:
Tim Needham
TimNeedham13@gmail.com
Twitter: @KU_SCM
E-mail:
scm.kansas@gmail.com
Website: KUsupplychain.com