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HRSM Clubs and Organizations

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) strives to maximize personal growth and development in students by providing a variety of opportunities for involvement, service and leadership in co-curricular activities.

HRSM is home to 15 different student-run organizations at the University of South Carolina. To become involved, see the contact information listed below.

For additional information on other student-run organizations at the University of South Carolina, visit the USC Student Life Office or check them out via social media.

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HRSM Ambassadors

are a group of highly visible students who represent the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management. HRSM ambassadors assist with the planning and staffing of many college events including conferences, alumni, and recruiting.

E-mail: cwcrick@hrsm.sc.edu

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Club Management Association of America

expands knowledge of club management to those students working to obtain a career in club management through club visitations, guest speakers, regional meetings and participation in national functions of CMAA.


E-mail: somgrs@mailbox.sc.edu

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Collegiate DECA at USC

seeks to prepare 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.

E-mail: sodeca@mailbox.sc.edu

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Theme Park and Attractions Club

gives members 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.

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ETA SIGMA DELTA

is an honor society recognizing exceptional academic achievement among hospitality and tourism students. Eta Sigma Delta is administered by the international association and is devoted to hospitality and tourism education.

E-mail: soesd@mailbox.sc.edu

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International Hospitality and Tourism Graduate Student Association

provides graduate students pursuing a master's degree in international hospitality and tourism management at HRSM with the potential for networking among graduate students, faculty and industry leaders.

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National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)

educates in order to aid the recruitment, retention, support and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry.

E-mail: sominhos@mailbox.sc.edu
Twitter: @NSMH_at_UofSC

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HRTM Planners

provides education, networking opportunities and industry experience to all HRTM students interested in a career in events, conventions or meeting planning. HRTM Planners is a combination of two professional student organizations, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Meeting Planners International (MPI).

E-mail: jeongm@mailbox.sc.edu
Twitter: @HRTMPlanners

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Cocky Couture

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.

Email: soCOUTUR@mailbox.sc.edu
or visit the
Cocky Couture USC Facebook Page

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Retail and Fashion Merchandising Graduate Student Organization (RFMGSO)

raises funds for retailing events, trips and seminars. The group focuses on ways to improve the Retailing programs and how to attract prospective candidates to the major.

For more information, contact the Department of Retailing: 803-777-4846

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Sigma Psi Mu

Individually Strong, Together Powerful

Sigma Psi Mu is a co-ed professional Sport and Entertainment Fraternity, founded at the University of South Carolina, 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.

E-mail: sigpsi.uofsc.recruitment@gmail.com
Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date! @SigmaPsiMu

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SPTE Graduate Student Association

provides graduate students in the department of sport and entertainment management with the potential for networking among graduate students, faculty and industry leaders.

E-mail: koestert@mailbox.sc.edu

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Country Music Association Education (CMA EDU)

is an extension of the Country Music Association brand intended for students to better understand the music industry, specifically the country genre. CMA leverages these organizations for research, marketing, and promotional use on their respective campuses. 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.

E-mail: socmaedu@mailbox.sc.edu
Twitter: @UofSCCMAEDU