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HRSM Clubs and Organizations

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) strives to maximize personal growth and development in students by providing a variety of opportunities for involvement, service and leadership in co-curricular activities.

HRSM is home to 18 different student-run organizations at the University of South Carolina. To become involved, see the contact information listed below.

For additional information on other student-run organizations at the University of South Carolina, visit the USC Student Life Office or check them out via social media.


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HRSM Ambassadors

are a group of highly visible students who represent the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management. HRSM ambassadors assist with the planning and staffing of many college events including conferences, alumni, and recruiting.

E-mail: cwcrick@hrsm.sc.edu


Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

At the beginning of each semester, a student organization fair is held for students in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Here you'll have an opportunity to see all the organizations available and join the one(s) you're interested in.

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Association for Wedding Professionals International (AfWPI)

educates anyone with interests in wedding planning, wedding design and decor, or event planning. AfWPI hosts visits to venues and dress shops, meets with local planners, attends bridal shows, and volunteers with South Carolina wedding companies.

AfWPI is headquartered nationally in Sacramento, CA, and the University of South Carolina is the first student chapter in the world! Membership offers worldwide members for networking, 1000+ job postings available on the website within the wedding and hospitality industry and opportunities for internship connections.

E-mail: uscafwpi@gmail.com
Twitter: @USCAFWPI
Association for Wedding Professionals International (AfWPI)

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Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

expands knowledge of club management to those students working to obtain a career in club management through club visitations, guest speakers, regional meetings and participation in national functions of CMAA.


E-mail: somgrs@mailbox.sc.edu

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Collegiate DECA at USC

seeks to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

E-mail: sodeca@mailbox.sc.edu

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Theme Park and Attractions Club

gives members an inside look at how theme parks and attractions are operated and managed. The club hosts guest speakers, takes field trips and discusses different topics at bi-weekly meetings which enhance club members' understanding of the industry.

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ETA SIGMA DELTA

is an honor society recognizing exceptional academic achievement among hospitality and tourism students. Eta Sigma Delta is administered by the international association and is devoted to hospitality and tourism education.

E-mail: soesd@mailbox.sc.edu

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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals

student chapter, is the international professional association serving members working in hospitality. HFTP is dedicated to providing members with extraordinary networking opportunities, industry-leading certification programs and events, and essential resources for professional growth.

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International Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Student Association

provides graduate students pursuing a master's degree in international hospitality and tourism management at HRSM with the potential for networking among graduate students, faculty and industry leaders.

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National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)

educates in order to aid the recruitment, retention, support and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry.

E-mail: sominhos@mailbox.sc.edu
Twitter: @NSMH_at_UofSC

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HRTM Planners

provides education, networking opportunities and industry experience to all HRTM students interested in a career in events, conventions or meeting planning. HRTM Planners is a combination of two professional student organizations, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Meeting Planners International (MPI).

E-mail: jeongm@mailbox.sc.edu
Twitter: @HRTMPlanners


Retailing

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Cocky Couture

Cocky Couture is a student organization that educates and promotes communication and business skills within its members through philanthropic activities benefiting the citizens of Columbia, South Carolina. The student-run charitable organization is dedicated to providing free clothing donations to underprivileged Columbia residents. The club is working to establish Cocky Couture pop-up retail stores where residents in need can find clothing that doesn’t just fit, but feels good.

Email: soCOUTUR@mailbox.sc.edu
or visit the
Cocky Couture USC Facebook Page

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Fashion Board at USC  

works to put on various events as well as educate the community about fashion. Each year the organization hosts USC Fashion Week in the spring.

E-mail: sofashio@mailbox.sc.edu
Twitter:@FashionBoardUSC

Join us here.

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Retail and Fashion Merchandising Graduate Student Organization (RFMGSO)

raises funds for retailing events, trips and seminars. The group focuses on ways to improve the Retailing programs and how to attract prospective candidates to the major.

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National Retail Federation

provides talented students interested in retail careers with unique educational and scholarship programs, networking opportunities and access to the latest industry news and research.

E-mail: elbery@sc.edu


Sport and Entertainment Management

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Sigma Psi Mu

Individually Strong, Together Powerful

Sigma Psi Mu is a co-ed professional Sport and Entertainment Fraternity, founded at the University of South Carolina, organized to provide a platform for highly-involved and academically gifted SPTE students. It is our mission to grow our brotherhood through professional development, social bonding, and real-world networking opportunities. We do so in order to prepare and develop professionally for a career in the sport, entertainment and venue industries. Sigma Psi Mu strives to benefit not only its members, but all University of South Carolina SPTE students, staff, and faculty. Sigma Psi Mu assists the College of HRSM in continuing to develop industry-ready sport, entertainment and venue professionals.

E-mail: sigmapsimu.usc@gmail.com
Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date! @SigmaPsiMu

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Sport and Entertainment Management Club  

is a vehicle for students within the department to meet leading industry professionals, experience live events as educational tools, and network with professors and fellow students.

E-mail: sosemc@mailbox.sc.edu
Twitter: @SPTEClub

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SPTE Graduate Student Association

provides graduate students in the department of sport and entertainment management with the potential for networking among graduate students, faculty and industry leaders.

E-mail: koestert@mailbox.sc.edu

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Country Music Association Education (CMA EDU)

is an extension of the Country Music Association brand intended for students to better understand the music industry, specifically the country genre. CMA leverages these organizations for research, marketing, and promotional use on their respective campuses. For students who are interested in a career in the music or entertainment industry, CMA EDU provides valuable opportunities to explore the field, network with industry professionals, and build a resume through volunteer and project participation.

E-mail: socmaedu@mailbox.sc.edu
Twitter: @UofSCCMAEDU