Student Clubs & Activities

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Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

There is a Student Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America in the Department for students interested in a career in the club area. The club invites speakers from all the different types of clubs to its regular meetings. Members are also involved in special activities such as field trips, Career Day, and New England Club Managers Association meetings. Students attend the National Conference of CMAA.

Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society (ESD)

A Chapter of this National Honor Society is established at the University of Massachusetts. The Society seeks to honor those students who have established outstanding academic and/or professional records during their college careers. Significant among their activities are tutoring in the Department, a reading room, student counseling, and an honors banquet, where students are initiated into the society and scholarship and other honor recipients are recognized.

Food and Beverage Management Association (FBMA)

FBMA has been established to provide students with activities involved in managing and operating all types of food service. It also aims at giving members the chance to make contact with individuals in these food services. The club plans trips, visits from guest speakers, fund raising, social activities, and other functions relating to this large area.

National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)

NSMH is dedicated to the careers, recruitment, and assistance of minorities involved in the hospitality field. Open to both U.S. citizens and international students, it strives to represent the unique interests and activities relevant to the field and the groups they represent. The club is involved in conferences, seminars, guest speakers, advising, tutoring, and other activities.

Meeting and Event Managers Association (MEMA)

All meeting professionals whether they're responsible for one meeting a year or one hundred have one thing in common: they play a vital role in the success of their companies and associations.


Meeting Professionals International, the meeting industry's largest and most vibrant global community, is committed to delivering success for its nearly 24,000 worldwide members by providing innovative knowledge and learning experiences, connecting people and ideas, and creating rich marketplace opportunities. Founded in 1972, the Dallas-based organization delivers global human connections through its 68 chapters and clubs in 20 countries.


American Hotel & Lodging Association  (AH&LA)

Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. 

The American Hotel and Lodging Association strives to provide club members with the opportunity to gain insights into the hospitality industry by creating interactions with industry professionals, and by conducting site visits to resorts, hotels, and industry functions. Through networking with hotel operators, and by working together with other students interested in the hospitality industry, students can begin to develop their own network of connections as they learn more about their futures. 

As a Student Member, you're part of an 11,000-person (and growing) network of industry executives and invited to attend AH&LA conferences and events, where you can meet these potential employers face-to-face. We also arm you with the latest hospitality news, information, and educational resources, so that you can stay on top of the trends and best practices of the industry and set yourself apart from the competition when graduation day finally arrives.