Clubs & Organizations

There are many professional, academic, and social clubs/organizations at Fayetteville State University that we encourage the students to join. Several are specifically designed for students within the Broadwell College of Business and Economics, which are listed below:

Accounting Society

The goal of the Accounting Society is to enhance and prepare students for a successful career in the accounting profession. We serve the students by providing opportunities that will assist in networking opportunities, internships, co-ops, and job offers.

Request more information about Accounting Society by the Society's Advisor Professor Renelle Brown.

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

AITP@FSU is a Student Chapter of National AITP at Fayetteville State University. The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) offers opportunities for Information Technology (IT) leadership and education through partnerships with industry, government and academia. AITP provides quality IT related education, information on relevant IT issues and forums for networking with experienced peers and other IT professionals for nearly 9,000 members. AITP is the Information Technology professional organization of choice for providing leadership opportunities, professional development and personal growth.

Objectives:

  1. To develop a better understanding of the nature and functions of information technology and information systems within the university and neighboring community
  2. To promote sound general principles in information technology and to study technical methods with a view to their improvement.
  3. To disseminate generally, by all appropriate means, all fundamentally sound principles and methods of information technology.
  4. To supply to its members' information of the most current methods, and assist them in solving their individual problems.
  5. To foster among students a better understanding of the vital business role of information technology, the proper relationship of information technology to management and the necessity for a professional attitude among information technology professionals in their approach to an understanding and application of the principles underlying the science of information technology.

Benefits:

Join an elite network of Information Technology professionals, educators, and students dedicated to continuing education, professional growth, leadership, and the exploration of issues that face the IT industry.Access the highest quality IT educational opportunities and forums for networking with experienced professionals and those new to our field. Additional benefits are provided by the AITP through our strategic partnerships with top businesses and affiliate organizations dedicated to helping us achieve our mission of connecting our members with an unsurpassed level of resources and education.

AITP membership entitles you to:

  • High quality white papers covering current technology and IT management practices
  • Networking opportunities with peers via National and Chapter events, discussion forums, listservs and SIG's - get in touch with your IT peers!
  • Latest developments on IT conferences, research developments, breaking news, advocacy efforts, vendor solutions, RFPs, and career opportunities
  • Local chapter and region affiliations.
  • Knowledge exchange through IT repository and discussion forums.
  • Special discounts for AITP members on continuing education courses, group insurance plans, financial services, and other valuable products and services.
  • Advocacy and influence opportunities in the IT industry via AITP advocacy committees.
  • Voting rights.
  • Access to a directory of AITP members.
Beta Gamma Sigma (Honor's Society)

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Corporate recruiters actively seek individuals who have been elected into membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. The Beta Gamma Sigma designation can set you apart from the crowd. Long after graduation, Society membership will provide benefits to you and your professional life. Programs such as the BGS CareerCentral job board, On-Line Community and the Alumni Network offer alumni members opportunities to stay connected and benefit from their commitment to academic excellence.For more information, please visit the national chapter website of Betta Gamma Sigma

Broadwell Leadership Institute (BLI)

Broadwell Leadership Institute or BLI is a new organization of top-performing business students. BLI members received specialized soft skills training in professional branding/resume writing, interview skills, leadership, business attire, and negotiation. BLI members receive free BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification (ELC) Training through which they earn a valuable and marketable leadership credential. BLI members also participate in one-on-one corporate mentorship, including job shadowing and mock interviewing. 

Contact Dr. Tyechia V. Paul, Assistant Professor of Management, BLI Advisor at 910.672.2373 to join and learn more about BLI.



Bronco Toastmasters

Bronco Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. If you are looking to tell your story, find your voice, or just become a better leader, join us this and every Monday for our meetings.

Find more information on BroncoToastmasters

DECA

DECA Inc, formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit career and technical student organization (CTSO) with more than 215,000 members in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, DC; Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA's programs.

The organization's mission statement is DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The four components of the organization's Comprehensive Learning Program are that DECA integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business, and promotes competition. DECA prepares the next generation to be academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

DECA Advisors:
Dr. Oluwatope Michell  - 910.672.1983
Dr. Meysam Manesh      - 910.672.1113
Mr. Julius Cook               - 910.672.1217

Healthcare Administration Society

The mission of the Fayetteville State University Healthcare Administration Society is to further the practice of healthcare administration by highlighting opportunities and careers in the field, discussing improvements to the program and organizing events to advance the interests of students in the program and the discipline at large. This will be achieved through the interaction of students, faculty and elected officers. The members of the society, guided by the elected officers, will administer the activities of the society with the direct assistance of a member of the faculty acting in an advisory capacity.

The objectives of the Fayetteville State University Healthcare Administration Society are:
1.     To provide a forum within our academic environment for the exchange of ideas, information, and knowledge between the student members and the business community.
2.     To become better acquainted with the specialties and current changes in the healthcare administration and healthcare information technology professions. Active membership in the Fayetteville State University HAS shall be limited to Fayetteville State University students with a major or minor in healthcare administration or a concentration in healthcare management.  

Norris Gunby, Jr., Ph.D., MHA
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management
Fayetteville State University Office
910.672.2343 - BCBE 343
ngunby@uncfsu.edu

Enactus

Enactus is "a community of students, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustained world." It is social entrepreneurship in action. As of 2016, there were 457 active Enactus teams, 16,607 active students working on 909 community projects.

In addition to community projects, Enactus members gain benefits through project management training, leadership development, virtual and physical career fairs, and regional and national competitions. 

Advisor:

Dr. Caroline Glackin
BCBE Assistant Chair
Rm No. BCBE 363
Phone: 910.672.2370
Email: cglackin@uncfsu.edu

Phi Beta Lambda

PHI BETA LAMBDA is the national organization for all students in post-secondary schools and colleges enrolled in programs designed to develop vocational and professional competencies and who accept the purpose of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and subscribe to its creed. The purpose of the organization is to:

"...provide opportunities for post-secondary and college students to develop vocational competencies for business and office occupations and business teacher education. Phi Beta Lambda is an integral part of the instructional program and, in addition, promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility."Find more information on the website of the NC Phi Beta Lambda and contact Dr. Carolyn Spillers.