Below is a sampling of clubs and activities available to you as an SHA student. You can view the full scope of clubs and activities available at Boston University on the Student Activities website.
The School of Hospitality Administration Student Government (SHAgov) coordinates many events within the school and represents SHA as part of the larger Boston University Student Government body. SHAgov coordinates several activities throughout the year, including social events and community service projects.
|Namrata Sridhar, President||Natalie Chai, Vice President|
|Alexander Kugelmass, Treasurer||Amy Connell, Secretary|
|Nhi Do, Senator (Fall)||Allison Huang, Senator (Spring)|
American Hotels & Lodging Association
This student-run division of the American Hotels and Lodging Association (AH&LA) at the School of Hospitality Administration is primarily focused on hotel operations and providing our members with networking opportunities and firsthand industry experience to jump-start their future careers.
|Jerry Liu, President||Emily Yang, Vice President|
|Taylor Patel, Secretary||Namrata Sridhar, Treasurer|
|Ashley Ye, Public Relations Chair||Advisor: Prof. Suzanne Bagnera|
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
NSMH is a national organization that strives to promote diversity and professionalism in the hospitality industry. Being a minority is not required for membership, just a belief in the power and importance of diversity. Meetings with industry leaders during local site visits, as well as social and community service events have earned the nationally recognized BU chapter a number of national awards, including Best Membership Drive, Most Traveled Chapter, Best Publicity, and the Highest Individual GPA.
|Maria Jiang, President||Christine Kam, Treasurer|
|Gretchen Ho, Communications Chair/Secretary||Namrata Sridhar, VP of Events|
|Eric Ieong, PCO/Hospitality Week Chair||Amy Zhu, CDP Co-Chairs|
|Nick Catalfamo, Senior Advisor||Advisors: Prof. Michael Kwag, Prof. Mike Oshins|
Club Managers Association of America
The Club Managers Association of America Student Chapter is focused on students and their career opportunities in club management. Students are involved in setting up field trips to various types of clubs, as well as facilitating educational seminars for students interested in the various facets of club management. Students are invited to monthly senior chapter meetings and the yearly National Conference/Convention/Trade Show.
Massachusetts Restaurant Association Student Chapter/Diner's Club
Not to be confused with the travel and entertainment credit card company, the Diner’s Club at SHA was formed by a group of students interested in exploring local restaurants. Members arrange to eat at Boston-area establishments, have an informal discussion with the owner after the meal, and tour the facility. These exchanges give students valuable insight into the operations of a successful restaurant.
|Sabrina Alvia, President||Andrea Almonsy, Vice President|
|Jamie Weber, Secretary||Danielle Galea, Treasurer|
Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals
HFTP is a professional group at SHA, formed to gain a better understanding of the professional and practical requirements of accounting and financial management, technology management, and hospitality information processing. Through meetings, speakers, and tours, we strive to stimulate discussions, forge connections, and provide educational programs.
|Advisor: Prof. Michael Kwag|
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
HSMAI is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners by fueling sales, inspiring marketing, and optimizing revenue. Our members, who are affiliated with the Boston chapter of HSMAI, take part in a variety of activities, including guest speakers, sales blitzes, and professional chapter events. We also offer opportunities for scholarships, internships, and mentoring programs with industry professionals.
|Michaela Petigrow, President||Zixuan Guo, Vice President|
|Minxin Sun, Treasurer||Leah Tringale, Communication Chair|
|Elise Tringale, Social Media Chair||Advisors: Prof. Leora Lanz and Prof. Makarand Mody|
International Students Hospitality Association
National Association of Catering and Events
NACE seeks to assist caterers in achieving career success by raising the level of education and professionalism of the catering industry. Get involved in the catering world and network with catering professionals of all backgrounds, including catering managers, event planners, florists, DJs, and more. Beyond networking, NACE offers students educational opportunities, internship and mentorship programs, and scholarships. NACE is a fun and educational way for students interested in event planning to get involved with the professional community.
|Giulianna Rubin, President||Mia Donatello, Vice President, Membership|
|Jamie Weber, Vice President, Education||Kian McGee, Treasurer|
|Mariam Baig, Secretary||Alexandra Gold, Website/Social Media Chair|
|Advisor: Prof. Peter Szende|
Eta Sigma Delta
Eta Sigma Delta is SHA’s international honor society for hospitality management students, established to encourage and reward outstanding academic achievement. Membership is limited to juniors and seniors who rank in the top 20 percent of their graduating class with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Qualified candidates will be notified each semester. Activities include an annual induction ceremony and community service events.
|Advisor: Professor Apostolos Ampountolas|
The Peer Advising Program was established to provide a personal network between current and new students. Peer advisors serve as orientation guides to freshmen and transfer students. They provide information about academic offerings, class registration, student organizations, and industry events.
|Advisor: Molly-Kate Carven|