Student Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi

President: Bryan Gitto

Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity in the world. Founded in 1904 at New York University, Alpha Kappa Psi has expanded tremendously, with more than 200 active student chapters internationally, and close to 250,000 members worldwide. The Omega Zeta chapter at Binghamton University was chartered on Nov. 3, 2007. Since its establishment, the Omega Zeta chapter has made huge strides to become a recognized and respected organization on campus by inviting new recruiters to come to Binghamton, hosting events with acclaimed speakers, and aiding students in personal professional development. Open to all majors, the Omega Zeta chapter prides itself on developing a brotherhood that encourages a strong balance between professionalism and socialization while enriching the business environment, promoting diversity and improving the University.

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)

President: Jacinda Goicea

ALPFA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. Established in 1972, our mission is to secure more opportunities for students in the business field to prepare for a career and expand minority presence in the global workforce. ALPFA provides many programs and benefits to aspiring students interested in accounting, finance or related career professions. Benefits of student membership include access to scholarship opportunities, skills development workshops, networking with key hiring professionals and sponsors, and discounts on various national ALPFA events.

American Marketing Association

Faculty Advisor: Manoj Agarwal

This organization is dedicated to learning about different areas within marketing through speakers and various networking events. It is affiliated with the national American Marketing Association.

 

Ascend

President: Anthony Chen

NAASA started as an accounting society with the mission of developing members professionally in order to give them an edge when it comes to thriving in the business world. The national chapter changed the organization's name to Ascend, seeking to reflect a change in focus regarding the development of members. We wanted to take away the notion that we are an accounting-only society. We now focus on all professions in the business world. Beyond that, we are also expanding our focus to other majors beyond SOM and economics. The national organization believes that anyone can make use of what we have to offer.

Bert Mitchell Minority Management Organization (BMMMO)

President: Kevin Cervantes

BMMMO addresses the needs of minority students interested in the various management disciplines, and promotes the development of skills and talents central to successful careers within these disciplines. Members provide useful advice for students interested in transferring into the School of Management. They facilitate the students' transition from high school to college, undergraduate to graduate, or academic to corporate environments. The organization is responsible for organizing and running study groups, workshops and tutorial services. In order to increase students' awareness of the various management disciplines and the range of opportunities available within the business profession, BMMMO holds seminars, shows movies, and recruits professional speakers to provide minority students with information and discussion on current business issues.

Beta Alpha Psi

President: Kathryn Masci

Faculty Advisor: Dina Naples-Layish

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. There are nearly 300 chapters on college and university campuses with more than 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation. This organization accepts only students who major in Accounting, Finance, and/or MIS and are in the top 35 percent of their class. The Theta Rho chapter of Binghamton University was chartered in 1995. Currently, there are more than 750 alumni of this chapter.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Faculty Advisors: George Bobinski, Alesia Wheeler-Wade

The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for AACSB-accredited business schools, is to encourage and honor academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business. Students elected to membership are recognized as the best in business, the highest national honor a student at an AACSB-accredited institution may attain. Inductees must be within the top 7 percent of their junior class or the top 10 percent of their senior class at the undergraduate level.

Caffeinated Commerce

Co-Presidents:  Derek Kwong and Aaron Ludwin

Our goal is to improve our student body's ability to comfortably and fluently talk about events and problems that are affecting the industries they are interested in entering. We meet these goals by encouraging our members to read major periodicals and then come to our meetings prepared to participate in a discussion group. We also bring in working professionals to provide guidance and so that they can participate in our discussions. We believe that by actively participating in discussions about these events and problems, students will be better prepared to engage professionals in similar conversations that relate to their industry.

Dean's Mentoring Program

President: Sabba Sidiqqi

DECA

Co-Presidents: Zachary Loeb and Ethan Schiffmiller

Advisor: Kimberly Brower

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA is a student-driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork.  We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real-world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our students' major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking. DECA can enhance your SOM experience by receiving awards and recognition through competition and leadership action.

Delta Sigma Pi

President: Gary Yang

Faculty Advisor: Arieh Ullmann

Delta Sigma Pi is the largest national professional business fraternity with more than 220 collegiate chapters nationally. The organization exists to stimulate the study of business in universities, to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to foster a higher standard of commercial ethics. The Kappa Lambda chapter at Binghamton, chartered in 1981, is the largest professional group on campus and represents students in all areas of business. In 1990, the Binghamton chapter was honored with the eastern region's Most Outstanding Chapter Award. The fraternity recruits distinguished speakers to discuss current professional issues; sponsors mock interviews, which help inform and prepare students for professional interviews; and has organized employment fairs, where numerous businesses come to campus to speak with students about career opportunities available within the business profession. Other functions that aid charitable organizations and community activities are annually organized by the fraternity.

Enactus (Students in Free Enterprise)

President: Kara Wendling

Faculty Advisor: Angelo Mastrangelo

SIFE is about building the leaders of tomorrow. We practice, teach and learn about entrepreneurship and how it is applied to the real world. Projects are done throughout the year involving the Binghamton community and student-run businesses. In the spring we go to SIFE's regional competition which offers great opportunities for networking with major employers.

Finance Society

President: Daniel Bruck

Faculty Advisor: Dina Naples-Layish

The Finance Society is Binghamton University's premier professional development organization. Our primary focus is to provide members with the behavioral and technical proficiency needed to succeed within the financial services industry. Additionally, we assist members in developing a comprehensive understanding of the careers and opportunities that exist in both investment management and banking institutions. Further, students will build upon material learned in class by applying qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve case studies and implement research projects on an individual and collaborative basis. Members of Finance Society are exposed to unique networking opportunities, as students are educated on the most efficient ways to build their own personal networks within the industry. The Finance Society both invests in the future of its members and encourages students to meet and exceed their own career aspirations.

Foreign Exchange Trading Club 

President: Thomas Kulikowsky

The Foreign Exchange Trading Club (FX Trading Club) aims to acquire a better understanding of currency trading in an international, multi-million dollar market that operates 24/7. We also aim to provide the best platform for students to facilitate the discussion of various economic events and conditions, enhance the learning of trading tools to interpret instant changes in the foreign exchange market (forex), and improve public speaking skills in professionalism. No experience in forex trading is necessary, so come check us out!

Binghamton University Marketing Association

President: Lisa Knoph

Faculty Advisor: Tony Frontera

We attract those with an interest in marketing and will be having competitions based on marketing ideas. Our goal is to help bring marketing alumni to help students realize all the different possibilities of a marketing career.

Graduate Management Association (GMA)

President: Beth Malley

Faculty Advisor: Alesia Wheeler-Wade

The Graduate Management Association is an organization created within the School of Management at Binghamton University for MBA and MS Accounting Students. GMA is a group dedicated to helping graduate students by organizing social and academic events on campus.

Personal Finance Society 

President: Derek Ettinger

The Personal Finance Society strives to educate its members on a wide range of topics in an effort to help individuals learn about responsible money management. From addressing checking accounts to investing strategies, mortgages, car loans, taxes, and other related topics, our goal is to ensure that members learn how to strategically save and invest their hard-earned money. Each meeting consists of an interactive lecture followed by an open dialogue, helping members to clarify and reinforce newly learned concepts. From time to time, we also host guest speakers who share their own strategies for successfully managing money. All majors and years are encouraged to attend, as the lessons learned are valuable to all individuals!

Phi Beta Lambda 

President: Didi Zhang

Phi Beta Lambda's goal is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. We encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Each year, Binghamton Phi Beta Lambda participates in the state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conference where students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Each year, we send members to the National Leadership Conference to win scholarships and to network with business leaders around the nation. Phi Beta Lambda also recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholars Program

President: David Schwartz

Faculty Advisor: Dina Naples-Layish

The purpose of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Scholars program is to attract superior students and challenge them to reach their full potential. PwC Scholars augment the normal SOM curriculum with additional requirements geared to better prepare them to excel in their careers. PwC Scholars are provided with special opportunities to enhance both their written and oral communication skills. To facilitate oral communication skills, scholars are required to participate in reading and discussion sections each semester. Additionally, PwC Scholars are required to complete an experiential learning project. Finally, PwC scholars are required to complete additional coursework in their primary field of management concentration, complete a second concentration in another management area, or minor in another university discipline. Additional benefits of the program include the opportunity to participate in the Scholars Junior Level International Experience and the sophomore level Business and Culture Day. Several speakers drawn from the local community as well as financial centers will meet with the scholars every semester.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

President: Samara Monte

Faculty Advisor: Diane Crews

SHRM is dedicated to promoting the field of leadership and consulting, as well as providing networking opportunities with alumni and other established professionals. Often the group invites people to speak on current topics in the field, and offer career advice.

Women in Business (WIB)

President: Jessica Schaefer

Faculty Advisor: Shelley Dionne

Women in Business (WIB) is the only female-oriented business organization seeking to empower females at Binghamton University and serving as a collective voice for the female community in the professional world. We want to instill the confidence and drive for females to pursue challenges and to enrich and diversify the workplace. Women in Business believe that it is crucial to facilitate communication among females to foster leadership and success.

Last Updated: 5/13/14