Student Organizations

Joining a student organization provides an opportunity to explore new interests and connect with peers who share similar interests. Additionally, it encourages students to take on leadership roles in which you can earn the respect of your college community.  This aspect of college life is among the most memorable and exciting because it gives students a voice and provides an avenue for them to find a sense of community and belonging.

 

Delta Mu Delta Epsilon Sigma Chapter

Delta Mu Delta is the International Honor Society for students enrolled in business programs that are accredited by ACBSP at the baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral levels. The Epsilon Sigma Chapter is the only chapter of Delta Mu Delta in the District of Columbia. Delta Mu Delta inductees represent the top 20% of business students.  It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, ACHS, whose objective is to maintain high standards for the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in higher education. The Epsilon Sigma Chapter of the University of the District of Columbia was installed on February 8th, 1991.  The total chapter membership to date is 393 members.

Contact:

Faculty Advisor, Dr. Michael Tannen at mtannen@udc.edu or

Marketing Club

One of the core functions of the Marketing Club is to expose members to real-life marketing tasks and challenges.  Club members will have the opportunity to apply concepts learned in class to help businesses thrive.  Activities include creating marketing plans and promotional campaigns for local businesses. To learn more, contact the Marketing Club at marketingclub@udc.edu!

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

The UDC chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) provides students with valuable practicum experience in the “income tax arena,” through its Tax Clinic. Students are trained to prepare tax returns for the public, amounting to $50,000 or less. The members, in addition to going out into the community and participate in other volunteer tax programs, also serve members of the public who visit them on campus. In addition to the Tax Clinic, NABA invites perspective employers on campus to conduct information sessions and also to ensure that the students are kept abreast of the latest guidelines for the CPA and other accounting issues. They attend national conferences and engage in other aspects of the university community, and the DC community at-large.  UDC School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) Students – Participate in Congresswoman Norton’s Annual Tax & Financial Services Fair.

To learn more, contact UDC’s Accounting Club at acctg_club@udc.edu

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) Student Association

The UDC-NLA Student Association is a professional student group which focuses on the development of nonprofit management and leadership skills through the practical application of the CNP competencies within the UDC community and surrounding communities.  The purpose of the UDC-NLA Student Association is to plan and participate in activities and programs that will contribute to student development as a Certified Nonprofit Professionals. This provides students with the hands-on experience needed for a career in the social/nonprofit sector.  Participation in the Student Association is a requirement of all seeking either the Graduate in Nonprofit Management & Leadership or Undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. However, this organization is open to all students who are interested in the Nonprofit Sector.

For more information, contact the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) at sbenatti@udc.edu

University of the District of Columbia – Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society for Economics, Epsilon Chapter of Washington DC.

Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics (ODE), one of the world’s largest academic honor societies, was created in 1963. In accordance with ODE objectives, the Epsilon Chapter recognizes scholastic attainment and honors outstanding achievements in economics. Additionally, the organization strives to establish close ties between students and faculty in economics, as well as faculty within SBPA and other colleges at the university.  To be eligible for membership in ODE Epsilon Chapter, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours in economics with a minimum 3.0 GPA  (some finance courses also satisfy course requirements). To learn more, contact the Epsilon chapter at EconHonorSoc@udc.edu.

The University of the District of Columbia – National Forum of Black Public Administrators (UDC-NFPBA)

UDC is home to the only student chapter of NFBPA in the nation. UDC-NFBPA is dedicated to the placement of students in leadership roles in the public sector. Through membership, students gain access to a large network of professionals with years of experience and influence in public administration. The national chapter serves as a resource to students by providing seminars, scholarships, and mentoring. The student chapter benefits from the NFBPA’s membership of over 2,500, which represents more than 350 jurisdictions. TO learn more, send an email to UDC-NFBPA@udc.edu

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