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Barton School Student Organizations

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Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional co-ed business fraternity, is one of the largest business fraternities in the United States. Alpha Kappa Psi teaches and emphasizes the observance of high standards of personal and professional conduct and ethics, and makes available financial assistance to students and faculty members alike.



Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs
The Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE) began at Wichita State University and grew into an international organization. It exposes students to the concepts of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship through real life experiences within a network of large and small corporations, other ACE groups around the world, and by bringing speakers to talk to students at private functions.

Contact: Chris Broberg at (316) 978-5175 for more information or email him Chris.Broberg@wichita.edu



Barton School Dean's Ambassadors (BSDA)
The Barton School Dean's Ambassadors is designed to provide an open line of communication between Barton School students and the Dean. This select group of business students is committed to enhancing the stature of the Barton School and meeting the needs of fellow Barton School students by communicating with the Dean, organizing key activities throughout the school year and serving the community.

Contact: Arlene Thomas at (316) 978-6404 for more information or email her at arlene.thomas@wichita.edu.



Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is a national honorary accounting society and professional fraternity. The WSU chapter offers business students free tutoring in accounting and publishes an annual resume book that spotlights WSU graduates. Its members are in constant contact with accounting firms, manufacturers, and other businesses. All accounting, finance and MIS majors are invited to attend professional meetings during the year.

Contact: Patricia O'Sullivan at (316) 978-5393 for more information or email her at Patricia.OSullivan@wichita.edu.


 

Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This is a select group: of over 1,400 educational institutions in North America offering business and management degrees, only 335 are eligible to have Beta Gamma Sigma chapters. The Beta of Kansas Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma was founded in 1969 at Wichita State University.

Contact: The Barton School Office of the Dean at (316) 978-3200 for more information.


 

International Business & Studies Association
The International Business & Studies Association (IBSA) provides a forum for students in all majors interested in the globalization process and issues confronting U.S. businesses, the economy and society. IBSA holds meetings and special events that help students develop team spirit, multicultural, leadership and management skills for enriching one's personal life. IBSA assists the CIBA and WTC in conducting country/company monthly trade programs and educational export seminars. IBSA's participation at these functions provides rewarding opportunities for IBSA members to meet and network with area business executives, seek mentors, interview executives for internships and research reports, and to discuss real-world business and career options.

Contact: Dharma DeSilva at (316) 978-3716 for more information or email him at dharma.desilva@wichita.edu.



Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honor society for students interested in economics. The WSU Alpha Chapter, founded in 1952, offers students an opportunity to get better acquainted with other students interested in economics, faculty members, and professionals in economics-related fields. ODE supports and organizes academic, professional, and social activities to enhance students' exposure to the professional aspects of economics as a career field for service in the academic world, business, government, and international organizations. Students interested in economics are invited to attend ODE sponsored events.

Contact: Jodi Pelkowski at (316) 978-7092 for more information or email her at jodi.pelkowski@wichita.edu.


 

Society of Human Resource Management
The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional organization for students with an interest in Human Resource Management. It provides a vehicle for students to interact with practitioners in Human Resource Management, as well as other students in their field.

Contact: Bobbie Knoblauch at (316) 978-7112 for more information or email her at bobbie.knoblauch@wichita.edu.