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.
- Advisor: Assistant Dean Anna Monahan
- Student President: Ashley Kim
Email SHAgov to join! Visit the SHAgov website
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.
- Advisor: Prof. Kaushik Vardharajan
- Student President: Wichayamas Paekul
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.
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. Sean Jung
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.
Chartering in progress*
- Advisor: Prof. Jonathan Katz
- Student President: Sharlene Chang
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.
- Advisor: Prof. Eleni Granas
- Student President: Olivia Lizza