Student Organizations

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is an international honor society that recognizes and celebrates academic excellence in the fields of business and management. Established in 1913, BGS has a rich history of promoting and rewarding outstanding academic achievement among students enrolled in AACSB accredited business programs worldwide. Membership in BGS is a prestigious honor, reserved for the top 10% of students in their undergrad classes and top 20% of students in their graduate classes, who distinguish themselves through their exceptional academic performance. BGS values not only scholastic achievement but also embraces the principles of honor, wisdom, and earnestness. BGS provides a platform for high-achieving business students to connect, collaborate, and continue their commitment to excellence beyond the classroom.

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities. This national fraternity encourages scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement through research and practice. The association also promotes a closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce and furthers a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture to improve the civic and commercial welfare of the community. Delta Sigma Pi was founded in 1907 and today more than 250 chapters and over 200,000 members support the goals and ideals of the fraternity.

FBLA Collegiate is dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of leaders by preparing members for careers in business and business-related fields. The McNeese Chapter of FBLA Collegiate provides additional opportunities for college students to develop vocational competencies for business and office occupations and business education. FBLA Collegiate is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility. There are core themes that run throughout the FBLA Collegiate Roadmap. These themes are: honing 21st century skills, developing individual vision and personal brand, building relationships with mentors in the business community, being a mentor to someone else, networking and completing internship experiences, and understanding that business principles are a part of every sector.

Marketing Club prepares emerging business leaders in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management with real-world marketing experience. It is a great resource for students to gain marketing experience by working on small- to large-scale marketing campaigns from beginning to end. Also, students will gain professional skills such as how to conduct an interview, build a resume and more. Marketing Club creates a safe and inviting environment for their members to gain experience in marketing and better prepare them for the business world.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Founded in 1948, SHRM represents more than 225,000 individual members in over 125 countries and has a network of more than 575 affiliated professional chapters in the United States, as well as offices in China and India. The SHRM Student Program was created in 1965 to promote mutually beneficial interaction between human resource management students and practitioners. The program now includes over 430 affiliated student chapters and nearly 11,000 student members. The McNeese student chapter of SHRM is supported by the local and the national professional chapters and offers professional development opportunities for students each semester.