Find a new hobby, make new friends, give back to the community and get more out of
your college experience!
The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is home to a variety of student-run
organizations that help students grow personally and professionally.
HRSM ambassadors represent the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
and assist with the planning and staffing of many college events including conferences,
alumni, and recruiting. These star students serve as brand champions for the college
and share information to help other students and visitors learn more about all that
HRSM has to offer.
The university chapter of this national organization is dedicated to helping students interested
in a career in club management. The club provides members with access to events and
activities such as field trips to golf and country clubs, guest speakers, regional
meetings and participation in national CMAA events.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/cmaa
This business-minded organizations prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in
marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Students compete for top international
honors in one of 25 different competitions, including retail management, event planning,
hotel and lodging, restaurant and foodservice management, travel and tourism, fashion
merchandising and marketing, and sports and entertainment marketing. To learn more,
visit our national website: www.deca.org/college-programs.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/deca
Theme Park and Attractions Club
Get an inside look at how theme parks and attractions are operated and managed. The
club hosts guest speakers, takes field trips and discusses different topics at bi-weekly
meetings which enhance club members' understanding of the industry.
International Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Student Association
Graduate students pursuing a master's degree in international hospitality and tourism
management can gain additional networking opportunities among graduate students, faculty
and industry leaders.
Cocky Couture is a student organization that educates and promotes communication and
business skills within its members through philanthropic activities benefiting the
citizens of Columbia, South Carolina. The student-run charitable organization is dedicated to providing free clothing donations
to underprivileged Columbia residents. The club is working to establish Cocky Couture
pop-up retail stores where residents in need can find clothing that doesn’t just fit,
but feels good.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/cockycouture
The student chapter of this national industry organization provides talented students
interested in retail with unique educational and scholarship programs, networking
opportunities and access to the latest industry news and research.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/nrfatusc
For more information, contact the Department of Retailing: 803-777-4846
Individually Strong, Together Powerful
Sigma Psi Mu is a co-ed professional fraternity for sport and entertainment management
majors, founded at the University of South Carolina. It was organized to provide a
platform for highly-involved and academically gifted SPTE students. It is our mission
to grow our brotherhood through professional development, social bonding, and real-world
networking opportunities. We do so in order to prepare and develop professionally
for a career in the sport, entertainment and venue industries. Sigma Psi Mu strives
to benefit not only its members, but all University of South Carolina SPTE students,
staff, and faculty. Sigma Psi Mu assists the College of HRSM in continuing to develop
industry-ready sport, entertainment and venue professionals.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/spm
An extension of the Country Music Association, this student organization gives students
a better understanding of the music industry, specifically the country genre. For
students who are interested in a career in the music or entertainment industry, CMA
EDU provides valuable opportunities to explore the field, network with industry professionals,
and build a resume through volunteer and project participation.
Garnet Gate: garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/organization/cmaedu
For additional information on one of the thousands of other student-run organizations
at the University of South Carolina, visit the USC Student Life Office or check them out via social media.